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Old 07-05-2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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I was running a little after dark and overfilled spilled a bunch of fuel on my steering servo. Is this something that commonly damages servos? If so, anything I can do at this point? i cleaned it up real good and it seems to be working normally. Thanks.
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I was running a little after dark and overfilled spilled a bunch of fuel on my steering servo. Is this something that commonly damages servos? If so, anything I can do at this point? i cleaned it up real good and it seems to be working normally. Thanks.
Thats why splashguards are now in effect. This happens still but i hardly see a servo go bad from gettin some fuel on it. If its gets submerged or soaked it may but you will notice issues real soon. Allowing it to sit with power off then re powering in next day or 2 and its fine still then its completly fine. Not really a big thing to stress it happend alot and most of the time servos dont react unless severely covered in fuel.
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Thanks for the reply. I'll let it sit for a day or so and hopefully any fuel will dry up.
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get crc elec cleaner they are safe to use on servos.
Since nitros attract moisture, you might get rust over time.
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