but no, I'm not afraid to open her up. :) this wouldn't be the 1st time.
is sewing machine oil an acceptable substitute for lubing this internal shaft? I've got that on hand. but no 300 000 silicon grease. coud you provide a link to the grease you're referring to please?
Hugues TR4 wrote: ↑08 Jan 2020 14:55<t>Hi Chris,<br/>
As you can see on my pic, the arm rest (the horizontal black plastic part) is attached to a shaft which slides inside a tube.<br/>
If you are afraid to open up the beast, try and introduce a droplet of silicone oil as mentioned on the side of the shaft.<br/>
Then make it work up and down manually to spread the oil inside.<br/>
It is also possible to reach and clean the whole mechanism and smear fresh silicone (beware: too much of it will over slow the lift system).<br/>
Did you download the service manual from the VE library? Could be useful before you start disassembling (have a look at page 4)br/>
Hope this will help.<br/>
Good luck and Cheers,<br/>