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Hello Gents.

Me again......................

I'v been flaying around with my Sunroof AKA Showerunit.

I've fixed a bulging seal, which was due in part to the sunroof frame corroding and causing the seal to lift away from the glass, the frame aswell.

I have since sealed it up,,

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One thing i have noticed is, i can push the sunroof down with my hand when it is "closed" it springs back to position but should i be able to move it?

Odd Q i know..

Just wondering.

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Had a look, and found the same bulge as you, injected a bit of RTV for now. And yes, the back edge of the sunroof has a bit of give, probably around 5mm

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Cheers..

I'm dreading tomorrow, after all this rain it's probably full of water!!

Might not be

Not counting my chickens!!

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Hi, no, you should not be able to move it ... I think it does not reach the end-stop that locks it up in position.
Another option is that the end-stop in the rail is worn to the point that it stays 'up', but not strongly. It should stay up anyway as the motor and the cables are pulled into that position.
Does it rattle when you go around in the 'up' position?

Don't want to hijack the thread .... I know I am giving away a lot of surprises about my beloved a piece at the time (wanted to do it in one go but there is too much to tell, and you guys are opening up too many interesting topics! lool), but I did have a non-functioning sunroof when I bought it .... and I did buy some ebay repair kit which took me 3 days to fit (a lot of peeling and filing and grinding to fix that sh*t) and while it works, I do operate it with great care and dread it will fail again. Plus the frame is missing the end-stops which are not available separately elsewhere (probably disintegrated when the roof failed).
Now my donor rangie has also a non-functioning roof - obviously - and I hope it has a complete frame, want to pull it apart and fix it with ease and then swap them around. Short of getting the +300gbp kit OE from LR, is anyone aware of something of a better quality than the ebay stuff?

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The sunroof didn't work on the Ascot when I first got it. When I investigated I found the motor was missing so fitted a motor only to find it still didn't work due to broken bits in the mechanism. After spending the same 3 days fettling and filing the eBay kit of parts so they would fit and slide smoothly only to go with an almighty crack the second time I opened it, I went to Dave East Coast Range Rovers and paid £80 for a complete sunroof cassette and fitted that. It seriously isn't worth messing around with them.

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leolito wrote:

Hi, no, you should not be able to move it ... I think it does not reach the end-stop that locks it up in position.
Another option is that the end-stop in the rail is worn to the point that it stays 'up', but not strongly. It should stay up anyway as the motor and the cables are pulled into that position.
Does it rattle when you go around in the 'up' position?

Don't want to hijack the thread .... I know I am giving away a lot of surprises about my beloved a piece at the time (wanted to do it in one go but there is too much to tell, and you guys are opening up too many interesting topics! lool), but I did have a non-functioning sunroof when I bought it .... and I did buy some ebay repair kit which took me 3 days to fit (a lot of peeling and filing and grinding to fix that sh*t) and while it works, I do operate it with great care and dread it will fail again. Plus the frame is missing the end-stops which are not available separately elsewhere (probably disintegrated when the roof failed).
Now my donor rangie has also a non-functioning roof - obviously - and I hope it has a complete frame, want to pull it apart and fix it with ease and then swap them around. Short of getting the +300gbp kit OE from LR, is anyone aware of something of a better quality than the ebay stuff?

Ahh cheers mate..

I'll probably look into replacing the cassette, as it does rattle a tad.

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Gilbertd wrote:

The sunroof didn't work on the Ascot when I first got it. When I investigated I found the motor was missing so fitted a motor only to find it still didn't work due to broken bits in the mechanism. After spending the same 3 days fettling and filing the eBay kit of parts so they would fit and slide smoothly only to go with an almighty crack the second time I opened it, I went to Dave East Coast Range Rovers and paid £80 for a complete sunroof cassette and fitted that. It seriously isn't worth messing around with them.

Thanks, yes i'll more than likely replace the cassette

H

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Not quite luck for me ... I've bought stuff from Dave but I am not sure he would pack and ship something as large, flimsy and awkward as the sunroof cassette (that is the right word I was missing). There are a few breakers here with P38s, but might as well wear a mask not to protect from the coronavirus but to perform their usual act of robbery ... buying almost nothing locally.
Guess will have to go with the LR kit (urgh) if I do not find a good aftermarket replacement.