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m4gician
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webasto replacement sunroof gear...
#1286854 - 07/26/06 10:21 PM

Webasto was kind enough to mail me (the next day btw) a sunroof gear from their factory through UPS, I believe it's still the same gear that gets deformed and melts, but that's only due to extreme or high heat from the metal parts. What i've done is propery lubricate the gear, the motor, and any other thing that has to move using WD-40, now I'm a little worried about wrecking my moonroof gear, is there any tips or something or special lubricant or protectant that I can apply or use to slow down the wear or make the gear last longer?! Please any help would be appreciated.

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xdetroitx
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286942 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 12:13 AM

i would use thick grease like bearing grease, so when the sun beats down on your car the grease wont get runny and how much do they charge for that gear?


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amarv12
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286967 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 01:02 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:
Webasto was kind enough to mail me (the next day btw) a sunroof gear from their factory through UPS,




How'd you pull that off?

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m4gician
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286971 (Re: amarv12) 07/27/06 01:10 AM

honesty . I also got me some Webasto merchanidise (mostly pens)

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m4gician
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286973 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 01:10 AM

What can I do to maintain this current gear?

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The Digital Slacker
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286983 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 01:27 AM

How much did you pay?

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m4gician
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286990 (Re: The Digital Slacker) 07/27/06 01:32 AM

as much as you do for the oxygen you breathe day in and day out , they're very nice people.

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The Digital Slacker
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1286992 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 01:33 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:
as much as you do for the oxygen you breathe day in and day out , they're very nice people.




Excellent, I may try that tomorrow. Want to PM me with contact information for them? Me love you long time.

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amarv12
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1287010 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 01:47 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:
What can I do to maintain this current gear?




Just put a thin layer of grease on the contact area like the other guy said. And make sure that you align the motor properly with the sunroof when you re-install so that you dont stress it too much at the end of travel.

And of course try not to open close more than needed when hot. Hopefully this one lasts.

Just out of curiousity, what did they say when you told them you needed a new gear?...in the past, on CEG, people had said that they tried to get get gears from webasto, but they wouldn't do it.


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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1287044 (Re: amarv12) 07/27/06 02:45 AM

I used WD-40, what kind of grease should I get to maintain it?

Actually I didn't even ask them for the gear, I did what one of you guys suggested and asked them what other cars share this sunroof motor or have this same sunroof gear, instead of telling me, they told me they had a few lying around and said they woud send me this one free of charge. They sent it using next day UPS which is amazing.

I also have a webasto panoramic roof in my mom's SUV so I mean they make good products and I thanked them kindly for standing so well behind this one.

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m4gician
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1287206 (Re: m4gician) 07/27/06 12:09 PM

is WD-40 silicone spray good enough or must I go out and purchase a small amount of gear grease?

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xdetroitx
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1287873 (Re: m4gician) 07/28/06 02:42 AM

i would use wd-40(to thin). the reason the gear goes bad in the first place is beacause of the heat. u will need somethin to soak up the heat from the gear. patrolium jelly might work

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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1287981 (Re: m4gician) 07/28/06 05:46 AM

I don't mean to harp on you, but for the benefit of anyone else reading this... WD-40 is not a lubricant, it is a water displacer.

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While its uses are many and varied, WD-40 should not be used as a general-purpose lubricant, as it dries out very quickly and collects dust. This can result in serious damage to machinery and equipment designed for use with heavy oils when they are lubricated with lightweight WD-40.




To answer your question, it was already mentioned in the first reply, but I would say you could also use white lithium grease.

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J3SVT
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Re: webasto replacement sunroof gear... new
#1303777 (Re: m4gician) 08/21/06 02:37 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:

instead of telling me, they told me they had a few lying around and said they woud send me this one free of charge.





I'm pretty sure you can thank me for that. Last summer when I purchased my car I got in touch with them and they got the last bunch of them through their foreign partner and sent me two of them along with a bunch of webasto pens and pins etc. They said it wasn't legal for them to sell them to me so they just gave them to me. It took a couple months of waiting patiently and describing my situation etc. (Ever see Shawshank Redemtion and the guy who got the library going? Kinda like that...) but I got them. Great people by far!!!

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