Help Required threaded bolt that holds on motor to actuator arm.

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
32,575
Reaction score
7,390
Points
113
Age
57
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Well, I have dug dipper into the issue. Removed bolts from 4 actuator motors. 2 of them have Mx95mm bolts, one has M4x85mm bolts and one has threaded rods with imperial thread (very similar to M5, but M5 nut does not fit). I suspect that @butchyboy needs M4x95mm bolt, which I can send. But suspect that sending even a small package to UK will cost something like 5 EUR.
From what I can see the bolt required is one of two motor bolts that keep the cap and canister on top of the gearbox.

Usually the only time they break is during a dismantle, though I have seen them bend when the path between the magnets is not aligned with the locating pin on some actuators.
 

RimaNTSS

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
5,195
Reaction score
5,542
Points
113
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
As @purplemarina has said, it is very easy to take M4 threaded bar, cut the proper length and use M4 nut to tighten. I have just done that with INOX M4 threaded rod. So, this method will surely cost much less than original bolt sent from the other place. @butchyboy , do not complicate simple things, just DIY. :cool:
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20210630_002401.jpg
    IMG_20210630_002401.jpg
    121 KB · Views: 5

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
139
Reaction score
22
Points
18
Age
44
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.8m motorised on c band,ku band,1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,785
Reaction score
2,348
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
@butchyboy & @RimaNTSS - but only if the female thread in the rest of the motor IS metric - and I suspect that it may not be!
 

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
139
Reaction score
22
Points
18
Age
44
My Satellite Setup
channel master 1.8m motorised on c band,ku band,1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
32,575
Reaction score
7,390
Points
113
Age
57
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
If you can post a picture of the gearbox that requires the bolt it will be easier to find a suitable replacement from the spares box.
 
Top