Originally Posted by theatriks
Ok thanks guys now what exactly am I lubing up ....do I put oil on either end where the white bushings is and the bar that spins is at
Yes - you put oil on where the brass bushings are on either end of the motor. For the com, there are comm drops out there but if you are looking at get better lifespan out of the motor, just keep the motor clean.
My typical maintenance of a Black Can was the following;
1) Pull the motor out of the car.
2) Using a high-quality q-tip (the cheaper ones fray too much and leave strands of material everywhere). I would spray the end of the Q-tip with motor cleaner and use that to wipe-down the comm. If it was excessively dirty (i.e. carbon deposits from the brushes) I would use a comm pen to clean the comm. Since most comm cleaning items are discontinued, you can also use a soft eraser cut thin enough to get through the motor slot to clean the comm.
3) Using motor cleaner (electrical contact cleaner) I would spray out the motor - a clean motor always runs faster.
4) Re-lube the bushings using Royal Oil or lately I've been using thin synthetic oil. I've read that you can use the stuff that they sell at skate shops - I think it's called Oust.
5) reinstall and hook-up the Much More motor cooler until my next heat.