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Sagging drivers side roof

Followed the advice on forum. Raised and lowered 5 times and it seems to have worked. Roof been up for almost 3 days with no sag.
This could be down to the outside temperature now it’s colder the oil is thicker which means it can’t pass over the pump non return,but fingers crossed it’s sorted
 
Followed the advice on forum. Raised and lowered 5 times and it seems to have worked. Roof been up for almost 3 days with no sag.
That worked once for me, problem re-occured the next time I had the roof up. I tried the 5 times trick again and it didn't work.

Mine happened within minutes of putting the roof up and meant the lights didn't work in the pop top when it sagged. The camper display showed the roof was in "intermediate position" - put the roof up and they worked again. Ten minutes later intermediate position again and no lights. I'd say that's not within acceptable limits if that's what you are seeing, it's hardly practical to keep putting the roof up every ten minutes so you can have the lights on.
 
The VW procedure is similar to 5x up and down but not exactly the same (requires modulation of the bypass valve).

VW says to repeat the whole procedure up to 3 times.
 
This could be down to the outside temperature now it’s colder the oil is thicker which means it can’t pass over the pump non return,but fingers crossed it’s sorted
I will monitor and update forum if necessary. Northern Spain certainly wasn’t too hot when it happened but we’ll see
 
The VW procedure is similar to 5x up and down but not exactly the same (requires modulation of the bypass valve).

VW says to repeat the whole procedure up to 3 times.
Thanks
 
That worked once for me, problem re-occured the next time I had the roof up. I tried the 5 times trick again and it didn't work.

Mine happened within minutes of putting the roof up and meant the lights didn't work in the pop top when it sagged. The camper display showed the roof was in "intermediate position" - put the roof up and they worked again. Ten minutes later intermediate position again and no lights. I'd say that's not within acceptable limits if that's what you are seeing, it's hardly practical to keep putting the roof up every ten minutes so you can have the lights on.
OMG. I’ll monitor and will put roof out again once this downpour stops. Thanks for info
 
Followed the advice on forum. Raised and lowered 5 times and it seems to have worked. Roof been up for almost 3 days with no sag.
Now the rain has stopped (2 weeks later) I’ve had the roof up again for 36 hours and pleased to say it hasn’t sagged again. Fingers crossed the forum advice (raise and lower 5 times) has done the trick.
 
After 2 nights the drivers side roof on our t6.1 brand new in May this year had sagged enough to stop roof lights from working the ram had moved about 2 inches I booked it In at our local VW dealership where it was purchased from they have had it for 3 days but claim the roof hasn’t sagged this is the second time it has been in for the same problem though last time they only had it over night I showed video and photo evidence of the sagging when I took the van in. I have now left it with them for a further 2 nights so see if they can see any sagging not sureView attachment 113673 where to go from here if they say there is no View attachment 113674problem with it as it’s my word against theirs. Anyone had similar issues ?
I have just experienced the exact same problem on my 22 T6.1 for the first time this year, having only had roof up twice this year.
Advised the dealer and awaiting call, but will try the up and down several times routine and having engine turning over. The auto lift during the night was a real pain and it it looks bad. Appears VW have never really resolved this.
 
I have just experienced the exact same problem on my 22 T6.1 for the first time this year, having only had roof up twice this year.
Advised the dealer and awaiting call, but will try the up and down several times routine and having engine turning over. The auto lift during the night was a real pain and it it looks bad. Appears VW have never really resolved this.
Yes lack of use could cause issues like this the roof hydraulic system could have air trapped in it ,defo put the roof up 7 to 8 times in a row that should push any air from the the system
 
I have just experienced the exact same problem on my 22 T6.1 for the first time this year, having only had roof up twice this year.
Advised the dealer and awaiting call, but will try the up and down several times routine and having engine turning over. The auto lift during the night was a real pain and it it looks bad. Appears VW have never really resolved this.
The California on display in the Bright VW showroom in Swords (Ireland) has the sagging roof issue (and has had for a while, I pointed it out to them months ago and it was still there when I went for a service a few days ago).

Ours did this during a holiday in France. No amount of going up and down helped. Brought it in for repairs. They replaced / fixed something but I don’t know what exactly. Roof has been fine since but we haven’t yet tried to camp in 40 degree temperatures since then. So not sure the problem is truly fixed.
 

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