How to clean older sealed-can motors ?

How to clean older sealed-can motors ?

Post by P. Campbe » Fri, 31 Dec 1999 04:00:00



    I've got a bunch of older 540's that still run ( I put a bit of voltage
 thru 'em to check if they " turn over ", nothing more ) and I'm wondering
 whats the best way to clean them , short of popping the can-tabs . I don't
 race , so being ROAR-legal aint the problem . I've just had magnets de-lam
 on me , and I'd rather not mess about with motor-innards .

    I know ya " dip " 'em to break 'em in , so by using a different liquid
 ( like Gunk or another engine cleaner-degreaser ) as the bath , can the
 motor be rehabilitated ( I know it wont be as good as new ) I also know
 I'll have to re-lube the comm-shaft bearings , whats the best ? I've got
 a can of Dura-Lube , hows that ? Thanks .

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How to clean older sealed-can motors ?

Post by Craig Levan » Fri, 31 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Thanks Tom. I'll try that. I hope that works.
 Paul

Quote:

>     I've got a bunch of older 540's that still run ( I put a bit of
voltage
>  thru 'em to check if they " turn over ", nothing more ) and I'm wondering
>  whats the best way to clean them , short of popping the can-tabs . I
don't
>  race , so being ROAR-legal aint the problem . I've just had magnets
de-lam
>  on me , and I'd rather not mess about with motor-innards .

>     I know ya " dip " 'em to break 'em in , so by using a different liquid
>  ( like Gunk or another engine cleaner-degreaser ) as the bath , can the
>  motor be rehabilitated ( I know it wont be as good as new ) I also know
>  I'll have to re-lube the comm-shaft bearings , whats the best ? I've got
>  a can of Dura-Lube , hows that ? Thanks .

> The Great White Wolf

> --
>  *    Knowing when to abandon those who care     *
>  * *      too little or too much about themselves   * *
>  * * * *       * * * *
>  * * * * * * * -  The Great White Wolf  - *   * * * * * *