[V8] Fuba Betina-Mot issues
v8q at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 13 12:05:13 EST 2004
If you have one of these electric antennas, here's some info:
www.antennaworld.com is a good source of info. These antennas are
considered one of the finest/most compact ever made and are very easy to
disassemble, lube, repair etc. They are highly sought after...
Parts are pretty scarce. There's no rocket science or special tools. An
8mm wrench and a phillips screwdriver is all that's needed to work on
The replacement mast is still available at the dealer.
The solid rubber fender mount/bushing (V8s, other later models) isn't
available anywhere. Earlier Audis (4000/80/100/200) used a bolt up mount
for the fender instead of the ball mount/rubber bushing. You simply swap
the extension and you're ready to go. We have to do this on my son's 90
V8 this weekend.
If you have one that is working fine - I would strongly recommend
disassembly and relube with white lithium grease. Its a simple job and
will give the antenna years of extended life. Simply clean out the dirt
and relube. Remove the chassis, remove the metal drive gear and make
sure you relube the drive gear shaft as is goes through the chassis. If
you need to swap a chassis, the control board and motor come right off
after removing a few screws.
If you have one that is doing a kind of 'duh, duh, duh, duh, duh' at any
time (no mast movement, partial movement), then you have the
chassis/gear problem and are destroying your black main gear. (BTDT).
Luckily I found an older one in the junkyard that was good.
The nylon lead gets brittle and breaks, which requires mast replacement.
The nylon chassis wears out where the drive gear goes through. This
causes the metal drive gear to chew up the teeth of the large black main
gear. The black main gear is not available anywhere...
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