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Lubrication for brushed motors?

Old 03-02-2004, 01:08 PM
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Default Lubrication for brushed motors?

I have heard that you shold lubricate different surfaces of a brushed motor. I was wondering what to use as the lubricant, where on the motor to use it, and how often should I do it? Thanks for all of your help!
Old 03-02-2004, 05:36 PM
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Default RE: Lubrication for brushed motors?

Where did you hear this? The only time you should ever lubricate a brushed motor is immediately after a water breakin, AFAIK. Dry the motor, and put one drop of light oil on the bushings.

Ball bearing motors never need lubrication, and the clearances on bushing motors are so tight that little to no oil gets into the bushing anyway. Most of the oil just sits on the surface of the motor and collects dust. Dust does more harm than the oil does good.

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