I started this as a post in the ToM club thread but have decided to give it its own thread. Let me start by saying that I have this mental disorder where I think I need to buy up repair parts for games that I think are unobtainium. When I first purchased ToM I started researching what parts are hard to come by. The biggest concern was the gearbox/motor part number 14-8018. Add an MC at the end for just the motor. The entire assembly can still be had for 269.99 at Marco's site. Another different style can be had for 230.00 from the pinball resource. I believe this was probably made in China based off of the stock original. Just the motor can be had for 85.00 from Kimball's pinballs. I bought the one from PBR to save a few bucks I also bought the Kimballs motor for 50.00 at the time. I liked the idea of having a complete assembly and a ready service spare to minimize downtime. I figured once the original died I could refurb with the motor and be all set. I played and enjoyed my game for a few years before I finally decided to do a full tear down resto. At the completion of the restore I had issues with the trunk. I did some troubleshooting and narrowed it down to the motor. It is 22 years old and has degraded over time in performance and also got loaded with coil dust and what appears to be a oily residue from the super lube i used to regrease the gearbox. I disassembled at cleaned the motor with Lectra Clean 2, then alcohol to get rid of the residue. No that I know what the problem was I likely could have just cleaned without taking it apart.