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Eyeballs seized

Post by Ken Davies » Tue May 08, 2018 9:23 am

Hi,
Ventilation eyeballs that is. Mine are not quite seized but it takes greater effort to move them than seems reasonable. Has anyone found a way of freeing them up at all?
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Post by peter freeman » Tue May 08, 2018 10:38 am

Silicone spray - and move them around.



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Post by Ken Davies » Thu May 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Thanks Peter, obvious now you mention it :)


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Post by peter freeman » Thu May 10, 2018 8:08 pm

For the windows to lubricate the glass in the window channels use graphite powder - liquid of any kind makes matters worse as the glass sticks to the frames with liquid between them. Also obvious when you think of it.



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Post by RonH » Thu May 10, 2018 8:30 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:08 pm
For the windows to lubricate the glass in the window channels use graphite powder
Peter do you think this powder may possibly help me to unlock the boot on my GTC?
I assume the alternative way to get the boot to open is more research. Clutching at straws here as it’s been locked since 2015 :oops:
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Post by peter freeman » Thu May 10, 2018 8:41 pm

You can get into the boot from behind the rear seats - the panel is removable. Item 46 is the catch which holds the panel in place - it is turned 90deg to release the panel. If you open the jaws item 48 it will have the same effect as turning item 46 90deg. Item 48 you should be able to see inside the car. Once into the boot you can disconnect the lock and therefore open the boot so you can get at the mechanism to find out what's causing your problem.
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Post by RonH » Thu May 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Thank you Peter
Hopefully attempt a boot “break within” or “break-out” this weekend.
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Post by ChristopherW » Thu May 10, 2018 11:03 pm

You can ease the eyeballs with tailors/ dressmakers silicone spray . Less smelly and prone to attracting dust than wd40 type.



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 am

check the felt rings around the ball are in good condition and still in their recess, it they are damaged or dislodged no amount of what ever spray will allow free movement.


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