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    Burnt Motor?

    Hi,

    Noob here. I got my son & I a pair of Slashes for Christmas. Super fun!

    So yesterday, we were ripping around the local bike park, and at some point my motor started screaching. It would screach, and the power would cut out for a couple seconds, then come back to normal. This cycled a few times. Then it seemed to work again for a while. It happened a few times. Is this a sign that I'm burning my motor out? I had planned on upgrading it to brushless at some point, but not so soon...

    Thanks!

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    Maybe something got clogged in there or maybe it was getting hot. Does it run normal now?
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    titan?

    if yes, you need to oil the bushings
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    Thanks. How do you oil the bushings?

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    i had simular deal happen to a nephews motor...I replaced it and all was well afterwards...I may have been able to oil it but it sounded nasty and was only $25 to replace
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    well you put a drop or 2 of oil on the bushings with the motor pulled from the car. spin it by hand a few times and re-instal

    what oil you use depends on what your doing with the motor

    for bashing...
    "Racers Edge Stock Bushing Oil" part number RE-3001

    or...

    Team EPIC bushing lube p/n 4026
    Last edited by SRTracer121; 01-03-2012 at 01:17 PM.
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    i bet you could spray some good ole CLP in there and she run just fine. maybe even sum wd40 if thats all u got? Just guessing but seems logical to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by teephud View Post
    Hi,

    Noob here. I got my son & I a pair of Slashes for Christmas. Super fun!

    So yesterday, we were ripping around the local bike park, and at some point my motor started screaching. It would screach, and the power would cut out for a couple seconds, then come back to normal. This cycled a few times. Then it seemed to work again for a while. It happened a few times. Is this a sign that I'm burning my motor out? I had planned on upgrading it to brushless at some point, but not so soon...

    Thanks!
    I realized mine burnt out quick when it smelt like burnt titan 12t lol!

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    Those titan motors are basically disposable. Mine ran quite a while though before she calved. I would just go pick up a coupla cheap brushless systems. Your trucks will drive smoother faster and batts will last longer.
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    Did you do a motor break-in? It does help, but like others have said those titans don't last to long. But if it did burn out that fast, might want to call Traxxas for warranty. Other wise I recommend the Electrifly s-600 motor. Cheap replacement that should last much longer!
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    well where to begin...

    titan not terrible if you simply take care of it. that internal fan is its own worst enemy though and mabuchi does not have any concept of quality control or consistency when it comes to those motors.

    wd40, NO NO and uh NO!
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    Just my .02 worth but WD-40 is a really versatile product but is basically kerosene in a spray can I believe which is a low grade lubricant and a decent cleaner degreaser. I do think there is a better bushing lubricant for your motor though I do not know what it is to suggest specifically for brushed motors.

    You won't have any regrets when you go brushless, that is for sure.
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