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Roof help needed

Hi guys & gals ..

I'm doing a bit of work on a friends R170 and need a bit of help !

When the roof closes it does so very abruptly for the last bit , banging home as such .
Does anyone know how and where to adjust the roof so it closes smoother ??

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I remember my R170 used to do that from new - I thought it was all part of the fun!!



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Mine wasn't as harsh as this one !
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Mine, and the other 3 I viewed before buying mine, all do that. I really do think it would take a finger-tip off.
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The roofs are heavy and I would imagine that is at the point the hydraulic pressure drops off...I was really surprised when I let the hydraulic pressure fall off on my r171 when first trying to brace the roof open...the brace was not quite at neutral and I tried to catch my roof....was very surprised by how heavy it was, I wedged myself in between it and reached down to build the pressure back up by hitting the switch. I have not adjusted one but hydraulics are a fickle thing when it comes to pressure.
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Cheers guys , convinced him that " it's how it is , some more , some less " based on your comments , and he's happy , so job done !!
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