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Old 11-13-2017, 06:45 AM
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Pulled the dash out to replace the blower motor. The brushes are toast and theres a deep 4-5mm groove worn into the commutator. Did the ignition switch too, as access is easy.

Anything else I should be looking to address while I have it apart?
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WOW!

Talk about deep dives!

At how many miles were the brushes so worn?

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Nice work! Have the dash wrapped in leather by a competent upholstery shop.

The upgrade in luxury feel is immense. That's my plan should I ever have to take out my dash. The wife's E70 is nappa leather wrapped on the dash/cluster pod and it is just so nice, I must have it.
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Do everything possible on replacement to avoid squeaks! Maybe clean all the rubber seals with window cleaner to give them a fresh "bite" so they won't slip and squeak.


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Pulled the dash out to replace the blower motor. The brushes are toast and theres a deep 4-5mm groove worn into the commutator. Did the ignition switch too, as access is easy.

Anything else I should be looking to address while I have it apart?
You're in PA, whereabouts?
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Washed, waxed and fully detailed.
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Anything else I should be looking to address while I have it apart?
Clean and lubricate the telescopic steering column gear racks. They become slow and squeaky at about 250,000 miles

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WOW!

Talk about deep dives!

At how many miles were the brushes so worn?

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About 168k.
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Do everything possible on replacement to avoid squeaks! Maybe clean all the rubber seals with window cleaner to give them a fresh "bite" so they won't slip and squeak.


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Noted. Also planning to line the flat areas with GTMat (dynamat clone)
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You're in PA, whereabouts?
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