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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM
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mirror mirror on the wall

driver side wing mirror always collapses when going above 70. passenger side is fine. any suggestions to stiffen the bearing/hinge?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:29 AM
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You don't have an adjustment screw on the bottom of the mirror?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:32 AM
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You get above 70?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Good point, maybe LR designed the mirrors to fold at 70 just for that little extra aero drag reduction.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:42 AM
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There is an allen screw in the base (hole) of the mirror. 4 or 5mm, I think.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:48 AM
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There is an allen screw in the base (hole) of the mirror. 4 or 5mm, I think.
Yep, what Dennis said. Picture 2, here. Tighten them up.

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Old July 21st, 2011, 02:28 PM
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well it does have an allen key, but it seem pretty useless. i crank it down and no effect on stiffness... however, i just noticed that the arm that the mirror sits on on the drivers side was a 90 degrees to the body and passenger side was at 45, so i moved them to the same, perhaps that impacts the angle the mirror faces enough to reduce drag?? ..

over 70... with the 4.6 - heck it does 80 before breaking a sweat; feels bizarrely fast for the aerodynamics of a landy.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 03:15 PM
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If it's just spinning, then it's not catching any threads. Remove the mirror and see if you can get it to catch when not on the mirror arm. My mirror arms are set at two different angles for greater visibility on the road, too.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 03:20 PM
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You can remove the mirror glass and see how the tension screw works or why in your case it doesn't seem to be. Or just buy a new mirror head.
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Mine used to do that i just moved the mirror arm in one notch that fixed it.
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You get above 70?
It's funny you say that. My passenger side mirror slowly tips backwards when I drive for extended periods over 70mph too! Too lazy to tighten it (or it's not bad enough to care)
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:27 PM
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It's funny you say that. My passenger side mirror slowly tips backwards when I drive for extended periods over 70mph too! Too lazy to tighten it (or it's not bad enough to care)
you have a series II doing over 70 for extended periods? nice.
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you have a series II doing over 70 for extended periods? nice.
Nope, in my D90. But I can hit 70 in the series...downhill .
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