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  • CincySlots
    started a topic My Carrera(or any I suppose) motor break in tip

    My Carrera(or any I suppose) motor break in tip




    I have pretty much resigned to running only Carrera 124 cars the past few years. I sometimes run the 1/32 but 1/24 is where the fun is for me the group I run with. Which is VERY strange. When I opened our shop in 2000, if somebody would have said, "in 15 years Carrera is going to be your main slot car focus", I would have told them they were CRAZY. Not a little crazy, A LOT crazy. As we all know Carrera has more than up'd their game since 2000. Excellent quality cars for a great price. So back to why we're here. In my endless pursuit to find tips for my cars, I learned a very simple yet effective tip from a friend/fellow racer of mine. I figured if it works for me, it may work for you. Let me start by saying, if something goes wrong in the process of trying this break in method, you're on your own! LOL I've done it many times and every time has been positive. Here we go.

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    Before putting any electric to the motor, take it out of the car and put it in a cup of WD40. I used 2 cut down beer can bottles. I the photo below you can see the little motor hanger a made to keep the motor steady. Otherwise the gear will end up beating on the side of the aluminum cup. So now that the motor is submerged in the WD40, apply 3V-4V power to the motor. It's suggested to leave it running for 24 hours. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A QUALITY POWER SUPPLY IF YOU'RE LETTING RUN OVER NIGHT. After the 24 hour run time, you should have a nicely polished comm. Now remove the motor from the WD40 and let drip dry for a few minutes. Then take canned air or a compressor and blow out the motor. Once the bulk of the WD40 has been blown out you then submerge the motor in CRC Electra-Motive(I'm sure there is other stuff you can use but we use this). Let it run in the cleaner to remove the excess WD40. After about 5 minutes, it should be safe to remove the motor. Repeat the drain and air process. When you are satisfied that the inside is dried out, add a drop of oil to either end of the motor shaft. Install the motor. If all goes well, you should be enjoying a smooth running slot car.



    This will also work on motors that have already been run but for best results, do this before running your cars.

    Good Luck,
    [email protected]
    www.CINCYSLOTS.com

  • DavinciQc
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    Originally posted by CincySlots View Post
    here's the link to our video. It works!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK1nvt1FXsg


    Bruce
    Hi Bruce! I followed your instructions on how to break-in Carrera motors. I did it with three 132 motors. I followed each steps, but I only left them running aout two hours in WD40 instead of 24 hours. Two of the motors were running smooth after the operation. But the third one was stuttering a lot during AND after the break-in process. Is this motor dead or is there anything I can do to save it?

    Thank you!

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  • CincySlots
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    here's the link to our video. It works!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK1nvt1FXsg


    Bruce

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  • webbrowan
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    I have heard about this from friends who have tried and tested this method with their cars. I am not so sure if I want to do this on my own. Can anyone send me links of videos on how they’ve done this and what’s the result like?

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