window regulator woes
pcschulz at comcast.net
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 down...to 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).
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)
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