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Fried wires on engine?

Old 02-26-2021, 05:15 AM
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What could cause this? (cant post pictures) Its a Tamiya Egress with a LRP GT4 Turbo engine, running 2S 7.4V 5000mAh battery. I just got it and put this battery on it. It ran great until at started to smoke. The wires to the engine started to melt?

Old 02-26-2021, 04:39 PM
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An engine uses internal combustion powered by fuel... a motor uses electricity powered by a battery

As far as melting wiring goes, what gauge wire are you using?

Did you check your temps? More info here: What gearing for upgraded electronics?

When was the last time you rebuilt the car? Do you have any seized bearings or binding with the pinion gear removed from the motor?

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