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Old 03-29-2015, 11:28 PM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback folks, heading back north in a week, no more 100 degree temps, Hopefully that's all it is.

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:14 AM   #12
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Quick update, back in 60-70 degree temperatures and the bolt is mostly cooperating. "Mostly" I say as it jammed a couple of times even in these cooler temperatures. Of course it was fine when I dropped it off at the Dealer today for some final warranty work.

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:21 AM   #13
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First thing I do is apply grease. Good old fashioned grease. WD 40 may work in a pinch but eventually will not last. Of course grease wont last forever either, but I seem to geat at least a season out of it. Apply on the strike plate and the sliding bolt / latch mech.

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Old 04-11-2015, 02:48 AM   #14
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Graphite will not trap and hold dust, dirt or road grim.

If you can pull the lock out give it a good cleaning with a brush or what you can get to fit in tight places and then apply some graphite to the moving parts.

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