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 ====== Roof ====== ====== Roof ======
  
-The roof is your typical mohair material, however due to cost many owners opt for the standard roof material. If maintained correctly, ​there is little difference to justify ​the additional expenditure.+The roof is your standard roof material, available as OEM or alternative suppliers, if maintained correctly ​will last a long time. They are typical lined with rubber in the centremaking them waterproof. 
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 +If left under the elements, its inevitable the roof will deteriorate quickly, mitigate this by using a weatherproof car cover. 
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 +{{:roof.jpg?​200|}} 
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 ==== Maintenance ==== ==== Maintenance ====
  
 See [[http://​bmwz1.co.uk/​z1roof.htm|Roof]] See [[http://​bmwz1.co.uk/​z1roof.htm|Roof]]
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 ==== Water Leaks ==== ==== Water Leaks ====
  
-If you find water leaking above the steering wheel under the roof seal, check the drainage ​channel is not blocked. This can be found under the 2 metal plates held down by 2 screws ​on the corners ​of the roll bar.+If you find water leaking above the steering wheel, check the drainage ​channels are not blocked. This can be found under the 2 metal plates ​on either side of the rollbar, ​held down by 2 screws. A buildup ​of dirt over the years will force water under the roof seal.
  
-Unblock by using some bendable wirethen test by slowly pouring water down the channels, it should reappear by your feet under the car.+Water gets between the roof and the header railit needs to be able to drain through ​the windscreen pillarotherwise air pressure will drive it past the rubber seal into the car. Too much sealant when replacing the windscreen can block the channels
  
-Water gets between ​the roof and the header railneeds to be able to drain through ​the windscreen pillarotherwise air pressure will drive it past the rubber seal into the car. Too much sealant when replacing the windscreen can block the channels. ​+Remove ​the plate and unblock using some soft thin bendable wirethen test by slowly pouring water down the channels, it should reappear by your feet under the car. 
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 ==== Elbow ==== ==== Elbow ====
  
-The area around the V shape of the frame, above the door button is a weak point and tends to weaken over time from constant flexing, this will shred opening a hole, leading to leaks, leaving you option but to repair or replace ​the hood.+The area around the V shape of the frame, above the door button is a weak point and tends to weaken over time from constant flexing, this will slowly ​shred and wear, leaving you no option but to repair or start budgeting for a new roof. 
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 +==== Frame ==== 
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 +The roof frame is rigid and not susceptible to failure apart from the frame bolts, which can shear and break off. Called a Pivot bolt, they are not available to buy separately but a precision engineering firm can replicate these. 
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 +{{:Frame Bolt.jpg?​200|}} 
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 +{{:​framebolt.jpg?​200|}} 
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 ==== Rear Screen ==== ==== Rear Screen ====
  
-Use the BMW toothpaste cleaner ​to improve ​appearance and remove scratches. +The BMW toothpaste cleaner ​is very good at improving the appearance and remove ​light scratches. ​Quite fragile, it is good practice when folding to place a cloth or soft non abrasive material between screen and avoid contact with any other surface such as the space saver or CD Changer.  
-If replacingreinforce ​the inside ​of that area.+ 
 +During winter monthskeep the hood up and stretched. Additional audio equipment such as Amplifiers give off alot of heat which will adversely affect the screen. 
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roof.1393196748.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/02/23 23:05 by zadmin