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Old 04-17-2019, 03:45 PM
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I had my car at the dealer today for it's one-year oil change and learned something that Targa owners might be interested in. The huge glass dome on our cars has a service mode (accessed in the door sill same as the frunk button) that puts the dome in a full rearward position without lowering the top. This is supposedly done so that we can access the oil or coolant fill openings, or for detailing the area after a wash. BUT, the dome comes so far back that it is virtually impossible to contort oneself back under the dome to access anything.

Today's "aha moment" came when I watched the tech top off fluids in my car. He simply didn't extend the dome to its fullest rearward position. Stopping roughly mid-way so that the dome is balanced on its struts allows plenty of room to get under it and service the area. The tech was further aided by having the car about a foot off the ground, but even without lifting the car this little tip makes a PITA process so much more comfortable. And greatly reduces the need for a chiropractor simply for working on our cars (apologies to any chiropractors out there).



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Old 04-17-2019, 04:44 PM
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Good info. Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:09 PM
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Thanks!!!
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:11 PM
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I can confirm that changing the oil on a Targa is a PITA as you try to pour oil into a funnel while orchestrating awkwardly from behind a curved piece of glass. Thank you for this piece of advice! It was a good observation on your part and I applaud you for posting it. Many thanks
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Super info. Thank you.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:40 PM
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You can also stop your top movement at any position you like using the up & down buttons.

And who scribbled all over your license plate?
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:00 PM
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Thanks. I will try it soon
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:36 AM
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forgot to attach the Bob Z version
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:39 AM
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Much better! And at least your spoiler is down.
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