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Going to be correcting my 12C this weekend. Is there a way to raise the rear spoiler up completely to allow easy polishing underneath. If not, anyone know how tough it is to remove the rear spoiler / airbrake?
 

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Going to be correcting my 12C this weekend. Is there a way to raise the rear spoiler up completely to allow easy polishing underneath. If not, anyone know how tough it is to remove the rear spoiler / airbrake?
Its Hydralic Mark,so just lift it with your hands it will do no damage,but it might take a couple of trys to re-set when you drive off :)
 

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Like Andy said, it can be manually lifted - I did it so as to put a sticker on the bottom before a trackday :~)> Took about 30s once rolling around the lot for it to right itself.
 

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You can position your forearms under the spoiler to lift upwards and at the same time your hands to grab the leading edge of the spoiler backwards, and tilt up the spoiler to its full 90 degrees as if the air brakes are fully engaged.;) The spoiler will settle down after you start the car and drive off.:p

If you are planning to unscrew and remove the spoiler from the hinges, disconnecting and reconnecting the cables, do ensure the car is completely 'shutdown' otherwise it will throw up several fault codes.:confused: The spoiler will return to its lowest point after you start the car and drive off but it may constantly tilt ever so slightly up and down because the tilt hydraulic sensor has not been properly reset. It will indicate "Air Brakes Failure - Return to McLaren Dealer'.:(
 

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So if you tilt it up to it's full 90 degrees, will it stay there, or does someone have to hold it in that position?

Appreciate all the help.
 

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So if you tilt it up to it's full 90 degrees, will it stay there, or does someone have to hold it in that position?

Appreciate all the help.
If you manually lift/pull to its 90 degrees full tilt (It actually requires some firm force to overcome the hydraulics), it will stay up there in that position.

You can put it back down flat when you are done OR simply start the car and drive off, it will come down on its own.

Hope this clarifies.
 

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If you manually lift/pull to its 90 degrees full tilt (It actually requires some firm force to overcome the hydraulics), it will stay up there in that position.

You can put it back down flat when you are done OR simply start the car and drive off, it will come down on its own.

Hope this clarifies.
Thank you! :D
 
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