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    cleaning a motor

    ive got a stampede and ive had this motor in it for a while and was wondering if i could do the water break in method to just clean it out? or is that specificly for just breaking motors in? thanks!
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    the water break in is for breaking it in
    its easyer to use non chlorinaited motor/brake cleaner and a air compresser becuase it gets the oily stuff that resists water
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    would wd-40 work?
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    well it would work to keep the water off but it wont lubricate the bushings sufcient enuf its more of a rust preventer and to free up seiged parts and if you run it in a dusty enviroment it will catch the dust then you will be wores off becuase you have freash (oil type) and dirt


    hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxas117 View Post
    would wd-40 work?
    Use motor cleaner.
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    As ksb stated, you need to use electric motor cleaning spray. Then after spraying it out with the motor cleaner youll need to oil the bushings with a light machine oil. I wouldnt recommend wd40 because it leaves behind a sticky film that will collect dust and debris, this will not be good for the copper commutator which is already known to build up with brush material. Clean and oil every 3-5 dry runs, and immediately after running in moist or wet conditions.
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