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Oiling the bearing in a Turnigy brushless outrunner motor

Old 03-30-2010, 11:05 PM
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karolh
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Default Oiling the bearing in a Turnigy brushless outrunner motor

I have heard that the bearings in some of the Turnigy brand brushless outrunner motors should be oiled every now and then to extend their usable life. How do you accomplish this.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:51 AM
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Default RE: Oiling the bearing in a Turnigy brushless outrunner motor

Hi Karol, what I use is general purpose household oil from Home Depot. The bottle has a long extendable tube, and can get into tight spaces. I will usually hold the motor with the shaft in the upright, vertical position. Put a drop of the oil on the bearing, usually enough to cover the whole surface, but not so much that it spills into the motor. Rotate the motor shaft back and forth several times, until you see the oil disappear into the bearing.
I have done this with all of my Turnigy motors since having a bearing failure early on. I haven't had too many problems with them since. If you do end up with a bad bearing, I have heard that Boca Bearings is a good place to get replacements.
Old 03-31-2010, 07:57 AM
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Thanks [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

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