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Old 05-03-2016, 04:08 PM   #76
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I gotta bring this post back from the dead because God has decided to take a dump on my soul this morning. I put a new sun roof on and then when I went to reattach the liner it got all chewed up by the rails, and the back lift to raise the ass-end came off those posts and I can't it back on. What. The. Shit.
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #77
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feel your pain man. sounds like you put it together in the wrong order
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:06 AM   #78
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Yea something like that. When I took it over Vintage Workshop in Kailua, Ken the owner showed mercy upon me and helped me rectify the situation like the pro he is. Onto the next project!
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:38 AM   #79
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Does anyone know what causes the power sunroof not to stop at flush? My sunroof wont stop at any point. I have to lightly tap the button until I get it level, but then when I close the door, the pressure inside the car lifts it back up. And also, the drivers side always sits higher that the other side.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:39 AM   #80
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Greetings guys

Hei, i have an E30 1.8is europe edition, Manual crank sunroof , and i have the next problem...
When i bought the car i realised that water comming inside from the back of the sunroof...okei...my first thinking... change the gasket .... ok...BUT...then i realised it is missing the rain gutter, number 12 in the drawings... okei... i found today another one...my question now...how do i fit it back in position...i have not any smalest clue...please help me...
here are some photos...
http://uploadimage.ro/Btu/13682330_1...82194220_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btv/13702400_1...20272979_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btw/13709619_1...41049715_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btx/13709666_1...32808762_o.jpg
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:48 PM   #81
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I have water dripping past the brand new sunroof seal I just installed. Everything seems normal as it's small drops like it normally would.
Here is where I am confused.

The sunroof seal is only supposed to block wind noise and still let water pass through to land in the drain tubes. I have the front about 1mm lower than roof and rear about 1 mm higher.
Anyway, as water slowly drips past the seal it drips from front, sides, and rear.
When it drips from the sides it just lands in the gutters leading to the front or rear drain tubes.
When it drips from the front or rear it lands on the strips that hold down the headliner (spring loaded wind deflector screws etc). This front and rear dripping does not make it's way to the sides but rather saturates the headliner and soaks it's way down into the car.
Why?

In fact, when I look at where the water lands, I don't see any obvious path to the sides even though the roof/panel/cassette are all 'curved' to lead there.
When you get to where the rear or front meets the sides there isn't a "drop off" but rather just more stamped steel that doesn't appear to let water slope down to the gutters...
What am I missing here? My headliner is absorbing water.
Drains are not clogged btw I blew them out with compressed air and tested with water. There's not even pooling of water so much as saturation.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:52 PM   #82
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wow.. I wonder if the guy who posted right before me just answered my question..... I must be missing the horizontal rain gutter. I don't know how the hell that happened.

In fact I have the headliner portion of the sunroof out of the car to re-upholster... I think the gutter may be incorporated into that piece or something. I'd like to see what it looks like in someones car if they have a second.

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Old 08-21-2016, 03:15 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Danutz View Post
Hei, i have an E30 1.8is europe edition, Manual crank sunroof , and i have the next problem...
When i bought the car i realised that water comming inside from the back of the sunroof...okei...my first thinking... change the gasket .... ok...BUT...then i realised it is missing the rain gutter, number 12 in the drawings... okei... i found today another one...my question now...how do i fit it back in position...i have not any smalest clue...please help me...
here are some photos...
http://uploadimage.ro/Btu/13682330_1...82194220_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btv/13702400_1...20272979_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btw/13709619_1...41049715_o.jpg
http://uploadimage.ro/Btx/13709666_1...32808762_o.jpg


This picture may help:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=337886


That explains the rear but I don't know why I'm getting drips through the front...
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:07 PM   #84
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Bringing this back instead of starting a new post.

My sunroof crank handle has been broken, but now its completely broken. So I got a new one, and it looks the same, but I'll be damned if i can get it to go all the way up the shaft. I know its "keyed" and only goes on one way, I'm trying it the right way but it won't go on. I'm trying to wrap sandpaper around a screwdriver (all my files are 2000 miles away) to sand any burs or anything out the inside of the crank handle, but so far no luck. Am I barking up the right tree? Has anyone else experienced this? Surely its because I bought the $15 aftermarket handle instead of the $30+ BMW one, but money is so tight I could barely justify the cheap one.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:04 PM   #85
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OK, to answer my own question in case experiences this issue in the future....

The MTC brand replacement sunroof crank that is commonly available online for $12-15 kinda sucks. No real surprise, I suppose. There was some sort of casting flash or bad plating inside the shaft, after filing it out and putting some oil in there it went on, although first it was 180 off from the correct keying. I didn't file THAT much.

Its in and it serves its purpose, but when folded away after use it does not line up flush with the small circular plastic trim cover that attaches to it. My crank fell completely apart, I use my sunroof a lot, but I don't have a lot of loot so there was no way I could justify $65(!) for the OEM part.

A shame this MTC isn't a higher quality part. I wonder how long it will last......
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:13 PM   #86
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Can somebody help me with some tips how to remove the sunroof cables.

Was searching the net but canít really find useful DIY with pictures...

I have removed sunroof and all plates i can actually see the cables like here on the picture



Question is do I have remove sunroof filler as well?

And what does it mean by dropping the motor? I have el. sunroof.

Then of course how to put new cables inÖ?

Also can somebody please tell me what stops sunroof when you fully open it? For some reason mine sunroof goes too far back and hits into the roof (leaves scratches on sunroof). I suspect my cables are too sloppy and they but is there any barrier that stops sunroof by going back too much?

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