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Old 07-17-2021, 03:55 PM   #1
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I think I've seen a thread at some point where a guy made special linkages for the inner 242 doors, because the OEM ones flex a bunch. I think he was no longer making them.

My 242 is stubborn on the driver side especially, and I was wondering if anyone else experiences this and what can be done to address this issue?

Thank you
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:30 PM   #2
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Not heard the door lock problems referred to as a 'flex' issue.

The horizonal link between the internal handle and the lock can seem a problem but the door handle/door lock problems are usually associated with corrosion and lack of lubrication of the lock mounted on the door jam. That is what breaks the external handles with regularity.

The lock box comes off and goes back on with little issues other than the two Allen or Trox bolts that hold it on are usually very tight and corroded. Use of a 1/4" impact driver helps a lot.

Once off it is very obvious what the problems are and that amounts to cleaning and lubrication.

Once I repaired the original problem lock I immediately addressed the other 7 in my care.
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Hello,

I think I've seen a thread at some point where a guy made special linkages for the inner 242 doors, because the OEM ones flex a bunch. I think he was no longer making them.

My 242 is stubborn on the driver side especially, and I was wondering if anyone else experiences this and what can be done to address this issue?

Thank you
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329528

I've asked him to make more, ask too
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:39 PM   #4
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Not heard the door lock problems referred to as a 'flex' issue.

The horizonal link between the internal handle and the lock can seem a problem but the door handle/door lock problems are usually associated with corrosion and lack of lubrication of the lock mounted on the door jam. That is what breaks the external handles with regularity.

The lock box comes off and goes back on with little issues other than the two Allen or Trox bolts that hold it on are usually very tight and corroded. Use of a 1/4" impact driver helps a lot.

Once off it is very obvious what the problems are and that amounts to cleaning and lubrication.

Once I repaired the original problem lock I immediately addressed the other 7 in my care.
Alright, I'll remove the mechanism and see what sort of shape it's in.
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I've asked him to make more, ask too
Alright, I've asked him, as well.
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:26 PM   #6
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I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of pushing the latch to open the door. It's usually due to the latch being dry of lubrication. I also fixed the problem by gently bending the arm so it pushes a bit more on the latch when pulling the inside handle. I use Wurth HHS Plus to lube the locks. It's a great product and will prevent any latch issues in the future with regular use.
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I've had the long linkage arm flex instead of pushing the latch to open the door. It's usually due to the latch being dry of lubrication. I also fixed the problem by gently bending the arm so it pushes a bit more on the latch when pulling the inside handle. I use Wurth HHS Plus to lube the locks. It's a great product and will prevent any latch issues in the future with regular use.
I've seen mention of the HHS Plus lubrication. I will get some and try it out! Thanks
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