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Old 12-31-2003, 04:56 PM
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Has anybody ever tried soaking bushes in various liquids before running them?
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back in the day we used to soak the in camping fuel and use them for a big race
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Originally posted by Casey
back in the day we used to soak the in camping fuel and use them for a big race
Was the motor faster or was there no difference?
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faster for a few runs
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Hmm interesting.
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:06 PM
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I soak the brushes in my Novak brushless motor every time before I serrate them, cut the comm, align the hoods, clean and polish the bushings, check spring tension, break it in and then dyno it. It really seems to make a big difference for me

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is your brushless still in solid state
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Jammin J
I soak the brushes in my Novak brushless motor every time before I serrate them, cut the comm, align the hoods, clean and polish the bushings, check spring tension, break it in and then dyno it. It really seems to make a big difference for me

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huh???
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lol whats he is saying is he has a brushless and he's too slow for a brushed motor
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:42 PM
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well, i just upgraded to brushless, never had a brushed mod system so i'd thought it was cheaper in the long run. no maintenance was the selling point
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Ahhh got a roar legal motor? Please keep it to the topic.
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Old 01-01-2004, 02:38 PM
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I have heard of soaking them in prolong and several other different types of oil. Im not sure a brush is poreous enough to soak anything into it its basicly copper silver and graphite isnt it? Its the graphite in the brush that does the lubricating.
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I tried it , and it seemed to be more of a pain in the a$$ than it was worth . I did the slick 50 and its too much of a mess . To say it was a noticable difference would be a lie.
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ask mo denton if it works? soak them in zubak juice for 3 months! think outside the box..
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I dont think soaking them in Zubak juice would work. and soaking brushes in another topic, to treat brushes is a whole process, not just soaking them.
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