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      11-23-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
Captain Obvious
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Drives: 2013 Santorini E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dallas, TX

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I noticed this on my car... at about 90mph while passing a semi on I-80 heading into SLC for a wedding. TG we were able to pull over before the hood flipped up & over the car. One good drop & hold and we were on our way. When got into town we went straight to the Murray dealer and they told us it was a lubrication issue which causes the latch to stay open for longer than it should. So when you drop the hood, the latch stays open and your hood pops out of it... unless you hold the hood down for a few seconds which gives the latch the sweet time it apparently needs to close when it's "dry". Anyhow, they lubbed both latches and I haven't had an issue since. Don't know what they used since it was in one of the hoses, but good old WD40 would probably do the trick... GL!