Originally posted by CarnageKing
My 1 month old 5800 motor self destructed the other night at our local track when the magnet appears to have slid down the shaft of the rotor towards the end bell of the motor. meaning that the rotor no longer sits in the bearing, causing the magnet to hit the outside windings in the can, this made the motor sound pretty angry. i have heard of one other person who said a similar thing happened to their motor, is this a problem for the motor that anyone knows of?
Is this the first time you've opened the motor?
If it is, hope you know about the copper tube spacers
sit on the shaft. Hope you haven't dropped them or put
them in the wrong position...
There has been some reports of early SS5800s coming loose
at the rotor/magnet but these were the early batches at debut.
Haven't heard any more complaints now, 1 yr on.
If you bought it locally in Oz speak to HEI, they'll help you.
If its a grey-import, contact your seller or Novak in USA direct.
I am up to 3 of these SS5800s now and thrash them mercilessly.
They work fantastic & I love 'em.