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Old 10-18-1999, 07:21 PM
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Hi all,

Just a quick question here. Power antenna on my 1993 190 makes a grrrrnnngggrrhhhh noise about midway through the retraction phase. I'm about 99% certain that it's caused by the antenna being dry and not sliding together with a lot of love. Question is, what's the best lubricant? How do I apply? It would seem that a non-dirt-collecting lubricant would be good (vs. 3-in-1 or WD-40). Maybe graphite?

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Matt
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Old 10-19-1999, 08:55 PM
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We use a thin oil such as the WD 40. Just wrap a towel around the antenna and spray. Then wipe clean. The key is clean.

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Old 10-20-1999, 12:11 PM
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First of all I would clean it delicatly with some very thin oil and then put some grease on it. And make your attena move up and down 10 times.

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Old 10-20-1999, 03:14 PM
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Make sure the antenna isnt bent, this'll give a smilar noise as the motor will need to strain to pull it in. :-)

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Old 10-21-1999, 01:44 PM
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Thanks guys - I happen to have some WD-40 at home... As to being bent - nothing I can see from different angles though it makes so much sense...

I'm wondering if wind pressure could bend it slightly after traveling for some time in the 110+ mph zone?
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Old 10-21-1999, 05:19 PM
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Your answer to your speed question is yes but it happens only after 240km/h, I did 250km/h for 30min (extremly long time) and the antenna had a good curved look, since I replaced it with a timy cute one.
By the way, anyone knows how to take the speed limit off? My engine runs at 5200rpms when at 250km/h, was just wondering if I can reach the 300km/h if the engine didn't had that restriction. (560SEC 220KW)

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