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Old 04-04-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Questions?? Should I clean my brushless?

There are screws holding the can together on my novak 6.5. Should a person pull a brushless motor apart and blow the dust out occasionally? I'm a little scared of yanking things apart till I know more about what and why I'm doin it.
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i cleaned mine from time to time with no problems
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I clean mine every now and again. I feel that brushless motor should be called LOW maintenance and not NO maintenance. Basically when I clean mine it's to get all the dust out, and clean all the bearings. Then I throw it all back together and away I go.

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We have this "How To" on our web site:

How To Clean a Brushless Motor
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We have this "How To" on our web site:

How To Clean a Brushless Motor
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We have this "How To" on our web site:

How To Clean a Brushless Motor
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Notice the statement midway down the page =
"Never use solvents such as motor cleaners or brake cleaners."


It isn't explained, but it is there for a reason.
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Notice the statement midway down the page =
"Never use solvents such as motor cleaners or brake cleaners."


It isn't explained, but it is there for a reason.
How often do you maintain your BL motors Lightin'?
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How often do you maintain your BL motors Lightin'?
As a practice I completely disassemble my cars once a month, or 4 race days, which includes "cleaning" the motors and rebuilding the shocks and tranny. I do a minor maintenance cleaning of the car itself after each race, which includes blowing/dusting it off and washing tires and the body in addition to cleaning the slipper and spur and cleaning and re-oiling the primary axle bearings and motor bearings.
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Wow thanks everybody for the awesome info! This is why I love RCTECH!
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As a practice I completely disassemble my cars once a month, or 4 race days, which includes "cleaning" the motors and rebuilding the shocks and tranny. I do a minor maintenance cleaning of the car itself after each race, which includes blowing/dusting it off and washing tires and the body in addition to cleaning the slipper and spur and cleaning and re-oiling the primary axle bearings and motor bearings.
had 2 specs of dirt in it
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What does that mean??
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was saying I cleaned my BL motor and it only had 2 specs of dirt in it
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