Originally Posted by DR1919
i just got a new novak brushless 6.5 motor. i was wondering if there is a proper way to break in a brushless motor. or any ways i can make this motor last.
any ideas would be greatly appreciated
Follow the instruction booklet. Occasionally open up the endbell (3 screws x 2.0 mm) and blow out with clean compressed air. You can use motor spray on removed components, but they don't recommend using motor spray inside the motor (I asked tech support why - they said you don't want to drive dirt down inside the electronic guts). Use a small drop of light bearing oil from time to time (once per race day) on the exposed bearing. I also put a small drop of oil on the end of the rotor where it goes down into the can, since I can't lube it from the outside. I probably opened mine up once every 2-6 race weekends.
Using a heat sink might help with heat. But the 6.5 should last you a long time in general if you do basic common sense stuff you already know (like don't run it underwater, that kind of thing).