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    Can you clean a motor with wd-40?

    Exactly as the title says, can you clean a motor with wd-40? I want to clean my titan to see if that will help, it runs sluggish and smells when it runs. Thanks

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    this works really good.... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXRBL5&P=K

    id say no to wd-40 will leave residue....and make the dirt cake up easier

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    ur motor is gunna fry, go brushless, or if you must stay with brushed speed gems work well,

    and fyi, if you spray your titan with wd-40 2 things will happen,

    #1 your motor will fry
    #2 it will probably catch on fire when it does fry,

    so imo dont do it
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    Ok i wont. Yea i think my motor is going to fry. I am going to order a cheap mtor for temporary then go brushless. My brother said to run it until it frys because it will make alot of white smoke. I havnt had that any good expierenses with the titan

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    Quote Originally Posted by trxstampededude
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    #2 it will probably catch on fire when it does fry...
    Ooh, Imagine watching that drive down the road!
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    i clean mine with an air can that you use on a computer. Its compressed air in a can. Or use and air compressor.
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    [QUOTE=
    #2 it will probably catch on fire when it does fry,

    so imo dont do it[/QUOTE]

    If you look closely at the motor cleaner, it says:

    Danger-Extremely Flammable
    I don't think it will catch fire.
    Violence solves everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trxstampededude
    #2 it will probably catch on fire when it does fry,

    so imo dont do it
    If you look closely at the motor cleaner, it says:

    Danger-Extremely Flammable
    I don't think it will catch fire.
    Violence solves everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Ball
    If you look closely at the motor cleaner, it says:


    I don't think it will catch fire.
    yes that is true but the difference is the motor cleaner does not leave a residue it evaporates while the wd-40 would leave a residue. However i do think the chances of the wd-40 catching fire are pretty slim it is possible
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    when it does fry it will blow out blue smoke i no from the past i have 3 motors that did that they started running funny and then it put up a smoke screen and then stopped working
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    my titans never smoked?? i wonder why but i burnt them up and they didnt smoke??? wonder why???????????
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    The electric motor cleaner will flush out the dust, carbon from the brushes, and any oils or greases in the bearings. WD-40 might clean out the dirt, but will leave an oily residue behind. Oil on the brushes an comm is a bad thing. Clean with the motor spray, let dry, then place a small drop of oil on the bearings. Your motor will thank you for it.

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