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I just lubed my sunroof yesterday. just remove 5 phillips head screw on chrome retainer strip and lift it up. clean track and lube sparingly. I used Sil-Glyde. It will help some, but if your cable is gummed up you will need to do that also.
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I just lubed my sunroof yesterday. just remove 5 phillips head screw on chrome retainer strip and lift it up. clean track and lube sparingly. I used Sil-Glyde. It will help some, but if your cable is gummed up you will need to do that also.

Thank you Rumb. I haven't researched this issue at all yet (which is embarrassing), and I know there is a LOT of info out there on how to lube the sunroof.

I would guess that if my sunroof is getting cockeyed, then something must be dragging on one side. Maybe it is a simple lube of the tracks that is needed.

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Seeing that others have begun to help me with the sunroof, I had to at least watch this video.

https://mercedessource.com/problems/...ilting-sunroof

It seems that it's very clear that lubing the tracks is job number 1 with respect to the sunroof. Since I don't yet know how to correctly remove the panel or lube the tracks, I am probably going to just spray some silicone on the tracks after opening it the next time. Then later maybe I will go for the full repair instructions by Kent.

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NO!. to silicone on anything. wouldnt work anyway.


5 minutes with a phillips screwdriver and your done correctly. open sunroof, remove 5 screw, that simple.
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NO!. to silicone on anything. wouldnt work anyway.


5 minutes with a phillips screwdriver and your done correctly. open sunroof, remove 5 screw, that simple.

Thank you again!

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Yes. You got it right. You know about rust though, don't you Tracy? The lack of rot on this car is the real value in it.

The aluminum wheels will be mine. The car will look better with at the very least the interior put together, and maybe a polish and some touch up paint. I might weld metal into the trunk side panels to eliminate all rust. Maybe I even take the Becker radio out of it for profit if/when I sell the car.

As for ME restoring this car to its glory? I'm 95% sure that's not going to happen.

Do you know any intelligent people that try to "restore" a car they bought for $750?
I think it depends on which car is right? What if it was a really rare car that a limited number were made and the one who sold you the car didn't know about it? In that case you will most certainly restore it.

Well that's not the case here lol. Fonzi tell me, do you sell old mercs for a living? I'm just a little curious since you are always buying/selling mercs.}

I'd love to work on restoring old cars and selling them, I'm trying to get a job at a workshop so I get more expirience first.
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Fonzi tell me, do you sell old mercs for a living? I'm just a little curious since you are always buying/selling mercs.}

Greed. I can't turn down an opportunity to get a great deal and learn a little along the way. I hope that documenting my adventures here makes it OK that I steal so much free advice from the forum. 5 years and 11 Mercs, only 6 of which sold, and one parted out. I still have four currently. Nobody can make a living selling 1.2 Mercs per year at an average price of $3430.

my sale prices for running drivable cars:
$750 w114 sedan
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Not making a living, but having a good time and NOT losing money.
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Not making a living, but having a good time and NOT losing money.
Well said! It's always nice to have fun and make money in the process.
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Got a few minutes to polish some chrome. That smoke isn't going away on its own. And a lot of rust spots are not coming off.

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I think I can live with everything but that left side top piece. That piece needs dent taken out and a re-chrome.


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