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Old 09-21-2004, 03:19 AM   #1
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Talking 540 Run-in Methods

Hi, i'm just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on running in a new 540 motor.
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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look around on this forum... there has been plenty of methods mentioned... look back to older past threads on this forum
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:26 AM   #3
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the optimal run-in is to run the motor of 4 cells for 2 mins then of 2 cells for 4mins. but i heard thats for stock and mod motors. so what i do is connect one of my old half charged 1400 batteries packs to the 540 motor and run it in water for about 2 mins. the clean it out with motor spray and the oil it and it will runn really well.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:35 AM   #4
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Hook it up to. 240 Volt for about 1 hour.


It May Work after.........

Jokes.



Just run it in water. Sometimes i put Toothpaste at each end of the motor. so it slowly gose into the bushs when it running.


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Old 09-21-2004, 05:20 AM   #5
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Checkout Bayside web site and download Heavy's RC hand book it has methods in there on motor selection and maintenance.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:00 AM   #6
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what i do is connect one of my old half charged 1400 batteries packs to the 540 motor and run it in water for about 2 mins.
Are you sure about that?
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Are you sure about that?
Yeh! He is sure!

Last 3 club challenges there has been 3 wins using that method. (Actually run-in by murfy)
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:28 AM   #8
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Yeh! He is sure!

Last 3 club challenges there has been 3 wins using that method. (Actually run-in by murfy)
what he said!!

and stop braging!
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what he said!!

and stop braging!
shutup murfy...

just backing u up
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shutup murfy...

just backing u up
yea just joking having some fun.

yea with the motor break-in i have also tryed spraying som WD-40 into the water and it does make the motor nice and smooth but it is a bit messy.

yea my trick with the break-in is once you have ran it in water for 2mins spray the inside of the motor with WD-40 the run it in some new water for a futher 20 seconds the spray with motor spray and oil.

not much to remember i know
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
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what type of water? holy water? distilled water?
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you can also put the motor in warm water and run in for about 2min, then after oil the bushings at each end. but dont use motor spray![COLOR=red]
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what type of water? holy water? distilled water?
Might try the Holy water in the coming TCS as I will be needing all the help I can get. Where can I get one?
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Might try the Holy water in the coming TCS as I will be needing all the help I can get. Where can I get one?
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I'm a strong believer in Guinness as it lubricates the bushings at the same time. The big plus is you can drink it when you are finished. I like a big head on it!
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