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Old 01-06-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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I have a Team 1 stock motor in my TC3. lets say Ive run it about a dozen times. What should I be doing to keep it running smooth.


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Old 01-06-2005, 02:26 PM   #2
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You need to get the commutator cut. For that, you need a lathe. If you're racing in a club, you can probably borrow one and get the assistance for how to do it.
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You may also need to replace the brushes. I usually (or try to) cut the comm and replace the brushes in my stock motors every 2-3 race days depending how many runs I do each day.
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So this means I running my motor into the ground? Will I have to replace the motor after X number of runs. I don't have a lathe nor do I know anyone with one.

Also is there a good webpage for info on this procedure?


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Old 01-06-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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OF COARSE!....all motors eventually come to an end. They aren't indestructible by any stretch of the imagination. The comm and brushes not only need but require a re-build to stay running at top preformance. After 10 or so runs, the comm and brush faces are glazed over and possibly burnt.

When the faces get glazed and or burnt, the contact goes from good to crap in a hurry, which leads to a even more burnt comm and brushes, overheated magnets, and what-not.

You should really make a habit to...if anything....spray and re-oil your motor after every 2-3 runs....then every 5-7 runs, cut the comm and replace the brushes.

If you skim the comm and replace the brushes every 5-7 runs, you'll get upwards of 50+ (solid) runs to a motor. Then it will either wear-off or die.

Long story short....motor maintence is crucial to optimum preformance and life.
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http://www.motortuningsecrets.com/tunestockmotor.html

Follow this exactly and wreap the benefits. GO SLOW and TAKE YOUR TIME....especially when you're polishing stuff as its very easy to over polish the shafts and bushings resulting in play between them.

Have fun and good luck!
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that article is great you REALLY notice the difference
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