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Trick to close Spider roof

I've had an issue for a while with closing my Spider's roof - it gets stuck on the part where it needs to lift up the back window - it just sits there with a motor running, but doesn't do anything - manual assistance is eventually required to help it along.
Recently I had an idea of stopping the car on a forward incline - like a ramp you would get in a parking garage - problem solved. Now the roof closes no problem and the whole process seems more efficient.
Not sure why this works - might be the oil level in the hydraulic system - but I'll take it.
Just thought this might work for others with roof closing issues.
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interesting, anything is worth a try if it solves a problem, one to remember.
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Haha, it never ceases to amaze me what people will do/put up with!
And I only open and close mine manually!
But they are beautiful cars
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