I'd like to align my hood and wondered if there is a procedure to be followed. Looked in the FSM and cannot find any steps. Seems the more I try to adjust it the worse it gets :(.
Anyone done this successfully?
yeah it is a PITA but try this..
POP your hood and tighten the hood bolts just snug enough that they grip yet you can still move the hood around with some work. Get the adjustment close...then close the hood. You should find that you should still be able to move the hood around and adjust it at the windshield corner area. Once you get it set, pop the hood again and slowly raise the hood trying not to disturb the position you set it in. It should hold..... Now tighten the bolts and close it!
usually it takes quite a few times to get it "just right"
You could perhaps use wooden sticks IE: paint stir sticks, to line the gap on the edge of the hood on either side, so when it is closed you can get a feel for how even it is on each side.
don't strip the bolts either : )
good that you mention this lubrication. I had an awkward discussion with a Porsche shop who insisted that the hinges were badly worn, and needed replacing. A standard 928 bug, they said.
The hood did not close properly and had to be adjusted (pushed into place) by hand at the windshield side. Now I (in my true Dutch "cheap is ok" way ;-)) looked under the hood to see what might be causing this problem. It was not really obvious.
I just thought I lubricate things and "voila" all is ok again. Just
use a good oil and lube all moving parts. It closes beautiful again.
No more silly pushing.
'88 928s4 cherry red
Figured I'd write up another small victory from a couple months back.
The hood always sat 4-5mm too high near the windshield on the driver side, and I had even asked a "professional" to adjust it when he replaced the windshield 5 years ago. He said it was adjusted as far down as it would go.
Anyway, Dave Chamberland agreed to give it a shot with me back in May, and we pretty quickly decided the hood was adjusted down as far as possible. However, playing with the hinge, I noticed that it would go down further if rotated more. So what we had to do was make the front adjustment high and the rear low. You can get far more up/down adjustment this way.