Wiper motor

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Pete Boole
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Re: Wiper motor

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That's OK. Let me know if you hear of anyone looking.

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OK - sorted the wiper motor. I bought an early Excel motor (still fits in the same place as Elite/Eclat, so parks correctly) from LotusBits along with the Excel wheel box. Waiting for a new parking switch (readily available :D) before I fit it. I then started looking more closely at where the spindle goes through the scuttle - I could tell that my car had obviously had a leak in that area in the past from all the staining on the inside of the bulkhead. The shape of the scuttle does not make it easy to seal; you are fitting a flat washer to a concave surface - hence the leaks. I think the Excel is modified in this area to prevent the problem.

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Since the 29W spindle is thinner than the 16W version I decided to fit a top hat bush in the hole to give a nice flat surface to seal against:

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Finally bonded in place with white-pigmented epoxy:

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I can fit the motor now - first bit back on the car!! woo hoo :D

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Re: Wiper motor

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Nice one. Was just reading earlier today that this area is one leak path on Excels, so not sure much was done to correct it.
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May as well eliminate as many potential leaks as I go along! :D

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Re: Wiper motor

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What an elegant solution. Nice one

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Pete Boole wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 26, 2020 22:24
May as well eliminate as many potential leaks as I go along! :D

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Leak or torrent?! :roll:

Don't tell her!

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AndyD wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 27, 2020 08:02
What an elegant solution. Nice one
Thanks Andy. :D

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Re: Wiper motor

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I had a leak from the spindle when I purchased mine. PO had had the bonnet and scuttle resprayed and no rubber washer fitted to give any sealing :roll:

There was a rubber seal in top of spindle inside the car, but this was indented and so not fitting well. To cure this I found a rubber boot that is normally used in a ball joint that was a tight fit around spindle and fitted over current seal. Added a rubber washer to outside and added some sealant between washer and body.

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