Hello, well my kyosho endoplasma is indeed ready for a rebuild. I was running it around, when i noticed a major powerloss (batteries were fully charged, only been runing for about 3 minutes). So i ran for a little longer, when the powerloss was so bad I couldn't even pull standing wheelies. So after the pack was pretty much dead, i turned off the truck, took out the motor, and smelled it. It kind of smelt burnt(is this normal?), so i took it apart. Well the brushes looked worned out, and the springs seemed loose. So i figured time for a rebuild. So anyways, i was taking it apart, and i hit the can lightly agints the table, and all of this black soot came out. so to get to my questions.
1) Is the black soot and burnt kind of smell normal?
2)when i put the motor back together it wouldn't move, like it was locked up. Whats up with that?
3)this is my first rebuild of a motor, is there anything special i need to know?
4)What brush springs should I use when I purchase all of this stuff?
Thank you for your help..