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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 PM
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Why do you change the bolts? Just to make it easier to adjust in the future? The originals should still work fine right?
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:52 PM
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I'd guess the crosshead screw has a taper on the face of it, so it won't hold in place very well. Allen bolts are flat on the face and give a better hold. You can also exert more force on an Allen bolt than a Phillips screw.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:30 AM
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Finally got round to doing this today, the difference is unbelievable! I reckon I'll not need to turn up the volume past 10 now! Hopefully it might magically sort out the other problem of water falling on the passenger side!

I was anticipating all sorts of hassle to loosen the screws but a simple screwdriver sorted it no problem!

I also used a drill bit and slowly moved sideways with it to open up the holes, took a bit longer than whoever did it in 20mins but didn't have a dremel.

Overall very simple mod to do and I've got a bag full of the M6 x 20mm bolts left over so if anyone wants some just PM me and donate a quid to a charity or something!

Thanks Shopman for figuring this out!
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yes one of the original screws is a CSK so will not locate properly in a slot.

Be careful of the suggested "cheese" head screws as they are prone to have the female hex for the allen key rounded out. Its a smaller size key for the same thread size.

Also note you can get a "file bit" to fit in an ordinary drill if you don't have a Dremel.

I just whacked a 6mm dril through next to the original hole and then filled it out to a slot with a 1/4" rat tail file. But I do this sort of thing all the time so do be careful. I had no trouble getting flat washers with shake proof washer under the head of the bolt's i used which were ordinary Hex heads
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Need the pictures for the article.
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I just swapped the catches over without any modification, went from a force 10 gale to peaceful serenity in an instant.
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I just swapped the catches over without any modification, went from a force 10 gale to peaceful serenity in an instant.

Do you mean you just swapped sides for the existing catches?
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Originally Posted by Beardie View Post
Originally Posted by MAC57' timestamp='1302623051' post='20457350
I just swapped the catches over without any modification, went from a force 10 gale to peaceful serenity in an instant.

Do you mean you just swapped sides for the existing catches?
Yes, worked a treat. The catches are badly worn, but swapping them over was OK as the hook now engages on the unworn part of the catch
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Anyone knows if this works on S2K CR hardtops.
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