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Old 09-19-2004, 08:38 AM
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A major fuel spill hit two servos. I replaced the servos and wiped down the wet ones and put them aside. Several days later I saw liquid pooled beneath the original servos, opened them up and found fuel residue at the bottom. The servos work OK now but I squirted some alcohol into them in a faint hope that they could be saved for future use. The little circuit board is covered on 3 sides with shrink wrap and I squirted some alcohol in there also.

Should I leave the servos in the scrap box? Can I wait several weeks and see if they still work? The only other cleaner I have is some Radio Shack spray TV contact cleaner. Would it be wise to use that?
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:59 AM
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since fuel is corrosive,the process has begun. no one can ever guarantee that those servos wont fail prematurely. use them for throttle servos perhaps
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:24 PM
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What kind of fuel was spilled on/in them? Gasoline or glow? What brand/model are those servos? If they are strong servos from a reputable mfr, I may purchase them from you...if the price is attractive enough. At least then you would not have to worry about them anymore.
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Old 09-20-2004, 03:35 PM
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The fuel was glow fuel, 10% nitro. The servos are HiTec 225BB. I will keep them for spare gear sets and casings.
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Old 09-20-2004, 04:33 PM
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Hi Dave. I would continue to use them after a good cleaning and drying, but thats just my opinion...not a recomendation. Best of luck with them.
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