[DML] Re: Window Motor update!
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[DML] Re: Window Motor update!

That's exactly what I did to both of my motors on #3231 a few years
ago. Glad it worked out for you.
Speaking of look-alike motors, This past year I was restoring #6597
for a family friend. When I took apart the passenger door I discovered
a very strangely shaped regulator assembly. It definitely is not
factory. Has anyone ever seen one like this? Pix at the link below:


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ed B." <mr.pants@...> wrote:
> Thanks to those who responded with tips & help.  There are many 
> look-a-like motors from Bosch, and I actually have a couple of older 
> Audi motor/regulators lying around which I was hoping I could use 
> [electrical connectors are different, but easy enough to splice into], 
> but the mounting tabs are different heights than the one used with the 
> DeLorean.  Also, I am unsure if the worm-gears are all the same 
> pitch/thread, etc.  Anyway...  here's the update on the window
motor, if 
> anyone's interested:
> I removed the actual motor from the gear/cable unit (two screws
> the motor here) and I noticed that inside was pretty rusty and there
> one broken solder joint.  I cleaned everything up with electrical 
> contact cleaner and a small, stiff brush, re-soldered the broken joint 
> (touched-up the others while I was at it), put a little graphite lube 
> everywhere, sparingly, and rotated the worm gear by hand until all felt 
> nice and smooth.  Connected 12VDC and presto - working good as new.  I 
> re-installed the motor, connected power and tested OK, but the assembly 
> still was sticky.  I lubed the rails and cable assembly, and now I have 
> a working window once again.  A LOT easier and than doing the entire 
> regulator assembly.
> This is likely not a lasting solution, however, so I went ahead and 
> bought a replacement "new-style" regulator, just in case.  I'm
hoping to 
> sell the DMC this year, and the only thing wrong with the car was that 
> damn window motor -- certainly didn't want to burden a potential new 
> owner with fixing a window, so all is well now and later, if need be.
> Thanks again...
> - ed
> -- 
> 1982 DMC-12 [11594]
> 1986.5 928S
> 1990 Coupe Quattro 20V
> 1985 Audi Coupe GT-Turbo


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