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Originally Posted by High_Octane Well, for everyone's benefit and those who are not sure what I am talking about, these are the bungees. Nissan 370Z - How to Replace the

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Old 07-11-2019, 11:49 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Well, for everyone's benefit and those who are not sure what I am talking about, these are the bungees.
Nissan 370Z - How to Replace the Soft Top Bungees

I got sick of the top hitting the cover when opening so decided to try this out.
It solved the problem and I did find out the old bungees were all worn and stretched out. I also found out the previous shop which changed my canvas did not change the bungee cords. Instead, they attempted to tighten it by using thread and sewing the cords so they are shorter.

Another thing to note, my 370Z was a resale unit and when I close the top, I always thought that loud "pop" sound (like when you quickly open a huge umbrella) was normal. It is at the final stage, when the top stretches out just before locking into place.

After these bungees were in, I no longer have that loud "pop" sound... And all these while I thought it was normal!

In my case, there wasn't a need to adjust the arm, which I did sometime back when I started having this problem
Roof hitting the tonneau when opening

Here is the Service manual, which may help.
370z 2012 Repair Manual Roof Section RF-45722
I am currently having the same problem with my 2012 Z and the dealer said it is due to old age of my car. I have a Gold preferred extended warranty, would it cover this issue? Did you pay out of pocket for your repair? Thanks in advance for your reply.
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Yes the nissan gold preferred extended warranty covers all the roof components. They replaced my roof and hydraulics under it.

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I have what may be a dumb question, but here goes. I've watched the videos from Top Hydraulics - excellent resource. I did not see any info on the best way to bleed the hydraulic system after repair/replacement of components. Is there a right/best way to bleed the air out of the system?
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I have what may be a dumb question, but here goes. I've watched the videos from Top Hydraulics - excellent resource. I did not see any info on the best way to bleed the hydraulic system after repair/replacement of components. Is there a right/best way to bleed the air out of the system?
You may want to start a new thread for that question so everyone sees it

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I have what may be a dumb question, but here goes. I've watched the videos from Top Hydraulics - excellent resource. I did not see any info on the best way to bleed the hydraulic system after repair/replacement of components. Is there a right/best way to bleed the air out of the system?

The system will self bleed. Just make it go up or down and add fluid as needed. A couple times will probably do it.
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The system will self bleed. Just make it go up or down and add fluid as needed. A couple times will probably do it.
Thanks - I learned this late yesterday. Self-bleeding and should be simple. I appreciate the quick replies!
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have an update on the fix

received a call from my dealership about the 5th bow roof fix. Nissan is starting to schedule appointments for people to come in to get this finally fixed.
since the bulletin has not yet been shared with the dealers, the Nissan engineers are flying out themselves. I got my appointment scheduled for mid-August. We'll see if this is the final permanent fix for this nightmare of an issue. LOL
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Good. I’m really tired of reaching back to pull the bow forward. I already have paint chips and very unhappy about it.

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I also recieved a call to schedule an appointment since they have a fix now. Hope it works. I will be scheduling an appointment at the end of the month. Hope it works.
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I received a call from my dealership. I scheduled August 27th.
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Do share what the fix is.
I may not be able to get the dealer to fix mine as my warranty has long expired.
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Do share what the fix is.
I may not be able to get the dealer to fix mine as my warranty has long expired.
I'm at the stage where I don't really care too much about what it costs, I just want to ensure its a permanent fix and that I will be able to access the fix here in Australia- here's hoping!

Good luck to all guys with your booking, hope it works out well for you all. Can't wait to find out the details. Please find out as much info as you about what they do, can parts be ordered in from Nissan to fix yourself etc.

Thank you

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Got my car back. All the fix is is a different bungee. One with 100lb of pressure. It does work- new bungee makes it snap back with force. Downside, whatever they did screwed up the roof trim. I'll post photos.

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See attached photos.
The trim on the roof is messed up on both the driver side and passenger side.
Driver side - the rubber piece on the roof that presses on the body of the car to prevent any water from coming in is now being pushed out - probably due to the 100lb of pressure the new bungee is exerting..
Passenger side - the rubber piece on the roof that presses on the body of car is all wrinkled. Will probably let some water in if rains hard. Also at the top, the roof piece is protruding.
Rear - noticed the rear is not pressing down as hard on the lid, there is now a gap. Some water may possibly get in…..
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here is a video of opening my roof with the new bungee. you'll also see how the rubber trim is sticking out.

https://youtu.be/Tcp-Md34nAM

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