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Del Sol owners!!!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BlackFrog, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. BlackFrog

    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    Well, either a week or two ago, i tried the trick with loosening the mounting bolts, and then retightening them all to get rid of the squeaks/rattles in the roof. That worked for about a week, but now they are back again. Only in the right front corner of the roof though, same place as last time. I lubed up everything, but still i get this annoying damn squeak.

    Im gonna retighten everything again in a week or so, but is there anything else i can, or any other tricks out there to stop these damn squeaks. Id rather not try and hunt down a set of new seals, im sure theyre hard to find and expensive, and i really dont know if they would help or not. Thanks all.

    -Chris
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    what are you using for the seals???

    the best method i have found is to spray them down with silicone lubricant spray, then gob on a thick coating of silicone gel (dielectric grease)... let that sit for at least 20-30 min (the longer the better).... wipe off the excess leaving a thin coating

    that keeps my roof silent for about a month or so

    teamdelsol.com has a few how too articles

    tightening the roof

    lubing the seals

    what honda has to say
     
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    b18c1civic97 Senior Member

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    I was a little embarrased to even ask, thanks I guess. :lol:
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    us sol owners gotta help eachother out :)
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    turn up the radio, or buy a louder exhaust
    ;D
     
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    Hahaha LOL thats exactly what I do! :lol:
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    thanks B, but i get a headache when the silencer is out for long trips :spin:

    As for the seals, they are all stock. It seems more like the front pin is rattling around in its little home, and somehow thats causing a squeak. Like i said, it went away for a week after i tightened the mounts, should i just retighten it again and really HeMan those bolts on there? I lubed em a bit with some penetrating spray, that seemed to help a bit....maybe i should give that dielevtric a try next time.

    i'll check out those sites tonight, but i gotta go food shopping :yeah: thanks guys

    -Chris
     
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    Don't He-man anything you don't want to strip/stretch/break. Honda makes a thin tape that works to lubricate sunroof seals- never had to use it on a Sol though
     
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