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Old 04-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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What's this green sludge...?

Just bought a window regulator, opened it up and there was this green slime on what it seemed to be designated parts. See pictures, do I remove all of this before putting it on my car, or is it a sort of lubricant I wasn't made aware of?
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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That's gotta be lubricant. Did you not smear a bit of it between your index finger and thumb to feel it? If it's slick and smooth, then it's definitely lubricant.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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I thought so, just had to check. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's the lubricant that helps the regulator to slide up and down. It needs to be there. Don't try to wipe it else it will be bad for the regulator later on.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Definitely boogers...
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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Taste it...report findings back.

Don't be stupid and eat a big bite...like no more than a 1/4 teaspoon sort of thing.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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Taste it...report findings back.

Don't be stupid and eat a big bite...like no more than a 1/4 teaspoon sort of thing.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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yes it is grease to keeps thinks turning smoothly and prevent rust from forming
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
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it gets bigger and eats your car whole

DONT POUR WATER ON IT!!!!

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