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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:16 AM
CapsFanBen CapsFanBen is offline
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New Sunroof Lubrication

I am picking up a new sunroof from Tischer tomorrow. Should I lubricate it? What should I use for the tracks? For the snake? Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:06 AM
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When I needed to lube my sunroof tracks, I called my service center and spoke to one of the techs, and he said they use Tri-Flow. That is what I used, and it worked great.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:06 AM
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Since the whole assembly is inevitably exposed to dust whenever opened, I would say a quality brand of the so called "dry" Teflon-based lubricants. When the carrier evaporates, they leave a protective, lubricating and non-dust-attracting film.

Did mine (lube'ing the tracks & stuff, that is) after the atypical January rains we got this year and it is now much quieter when opening or closing.

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