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Old 04-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #43
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Many people keep stating the release date for the "new top mechanism" was June 27th. I had the mechanism & top material replaced on 12 June - the dealer told me "this is the new one - we got it ahead of release schedule".
How do I know this is true?

It took 8 months for the top to start flapping against the storage well frame & wearing a hole in the material. I just had the 3rd fabric top put on; there's a 2" space between the material & the frame right now (when the top is down), but what's to stop it from sliding back over time & start flapping against the storage well frame again?

Did the "new mechanism" fix this problem? If so, then I may not have gotten the new one...

All in all, I still love this car & am trying not to let the inconvenience of 45 days of shop time cause me to let GM buy it back; I should have an answer from the lemon law lawyers in about 3 weeks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:53 AM   #44
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Thanks for the tips. I'll definitely keep an eye on mine over the summer. Maybe I'll take periodic measurements of the gap. I know nothing about a new mechanism other than more tension chords with the new fabric. As fa as I know, all I have is the updated 5th bow.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #45
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Yea. Phil is a service writer. He is balding. Steve was my tech too. I personally wouldn't let him work on my lawn mower. He had dropped a gear out of my trans and showed me 3rd gear which was actually a syncro not a gear at all. Totally unimpressed. I'm glad you got your car done well though. If you want to join a local car club check out We have a ton of fast cars. Alot of imports but a good mix and alot of decent car people. We do cruises and get togethers. We have a cruise to the Glenn setup already.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #46
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nice write up
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