window regulator woes

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Tue Jan 3 12:59:02 EST 2006


Something similar happened on the wife's avant a few weeks ago....
factory crimp/swivel pin pulled right through the mount holding the window.

Went to a pick and pull, and took are rear window regular from the only 100 
that I could access the rear door.
Turns out that it had been replaced with an italian made one....

Install in the Avant was straight forward, but I was discouraged how  _s l 
o w l y_ the window went up and the point of the window 
stopping.  I applied copious amounts of synthetic waterproof grease to the 
center slide, actuated the window up and down multiple times and the travel 
speed improved tremendously....

I think that in itself is a lesson learned and preventative maintenance 
action item- if your windows are slow to travel, grease the center slide 
NOW....winter is not a good time to lose a regulator....

Now I am only concerned about what happens when I put italian parts into a 
German car...(granted that I already have some OCAP rear upper links)


At 03:17 PM 1/2/2006, Phil Rose wrote:
>A commonly available aftermarket regulator assembly (with motor) seems to 
>be "Pimax" brand. Does anyone have a good/bad experience with the  Pimax 
>units, or do you have a better alternative to recommend? Price seems quite 
>(suspiciously) reasonable at about $125 from Autohaus Arizona. (And 
>definitely I'm not interested to spend time and $$ to pull one from a 15 
>or 16 yr-old car in a junkyard).

-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
1990 CQ red ( to part or not)

More information about the 200q20v mailing list