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Recent posts have noted the need to lubricate hood (bonnet) and wipers, to which I would add door hinges.
I would also guess throttle linkage. This is a subject that is maybe too obvious, but is there anything else that comes to mind?
 

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In addition to lubrications , equally important to clean and clear drain tubes for sunroof , ac . Under doors etc

these should be done as often as oil changes but are often neglected
 

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Hood release items. Break a cable and see how much fun you have
I asked this question in a separate thread, and there was no answer.

Whoa! I had that when my “nephew” crunched the front end of my r129. What a super-pita!!!
Yikes. You mean there is no silver bullet if it breaks? I already searched.
 

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Stutz said:
Hood release items. Break a cable and see how much fun you have
I asked this question in a separate thread, and there was no answer.

isthenew said:
Whoa! I had that when my “nephew” crunched the front end of my r129. What a super-pita!!!
Yikes. You mean there is no silver bullet if it breaks? I already searched.
 

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Hood release items. Break a cable and see how much fun you have
Where would the lube points be accessed? With the engine/trans out, I believe I see parts of it. It would be great if I could take care of that.
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There are really two places, first under the dash by the hood release lever. A little white lithium would do well. The others are right where the catches are. You are really lubricating the catches not the wire.
 

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A word of advice on the sunroof gasket itself: use the MB lubricant.

I used white lithium grease. It made the rubber sticky. My sunroof got stuck, and popped, and didn’t line up right when closed... It took me a few cleanings with anti-grease cleaner to get rid of it. Then a couple treatments of MB lubricant. But now it works great!
 

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A word of advice on the sunroof gasket itself: use the MB lubricant.

I used white lithium grease. It made the rubber sticky. My sunroof got stuck, and popped, and didn’t line up right when closed... It took me a few cleanings with anti-grease cleaner to get rid of it. Then a couple treatments of MB lubricant. But now it works great!
Door hinges can be lubricated. Each door has 2 hinges with a depressable lube point
 
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There are really two places, first under the dash by the hood release lever. A little white lithium would do well. The others are right where the catches are. You are really lubricating the catches not the wire.
Under the dash, is part of the cable visible and does it run through a sheath there?
 

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Yes and you can put something like trilube on the cable but I was talking about the lever itself in the cabin
 

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Yes and you can put something like trilube on the cable but I was talking about the lever itself in the cabin
Does the lever have a visible attachment point or pivot joint that is known to break at the cable under the dash?
 

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You will see the lever pivot point. I would not worry about the cable too much there
 
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