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    maintaining brushless motor

    i had just seen rcnightmare's video on maintainig a brushless motor and it sort of left me wondering how often i should open the thing up and clean it out. i definitely run in pretty dirty conditions. ive only had my current motor for no more than 10 runs on my traxxas rustler so im sure im fine for now. But for future reference id really like to stay safe

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    You should probably clean it every one to two weeks. If you have dirt built up in there too long, it can screw a lot of things up! Plus, when it's clean it runs smoother.
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    Yeah TheChris is right. I'd add that the most common point of failure on the Traxxas' motors is the front bearing. It takes the most load and is usually soaked with water. This adds up to complete failure if you're not watching it carefully.
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    Same thing happened to my brushed Revo. Ran them in water and it just completely drained the power of them! Upgraded to MMM.
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    Thanks guys im off to get a re-build kit!

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    it all depends on how you drive your Rustler. through mud, water, snow, etc? then very often, probably after every few runs. dry conditions like me? once a month or every few weeks.

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    Not real often or really needed. Basically here and there take it apart and blow it off and check bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroXray80809 View Post
    Not real often or really needed. Basically here and there take it apart and blow it off and check bearings.
    Thats what i do and it seems to work well for me.

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    Yup, to tell you the truth i hardly do maitnence on the motor unless it here squeeking. Becaye the more it gets takin apart the easier it falls apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroXray80809 View Post
    Yup, to tell you the truth i hardly do maitnence on the motor unless it here squeeking. Becaye the more it gets takin apart the easier it falls apart.
    Indeed, I have a cheap hobby king one, they put a sort of glue on the end, it is very hard to get apart. I haven't done a full re-build on this one yet. I just make sure I wipe it down and clean what I can from the outside every 2 or 3 runs, and about every 2 or 3 weeks, I add a bit of Trinity brushless motor oil. Between that and Rolyal oil on tranny and bearings, Ive gotten about 5 extra mph
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