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Torque 4016 Bearing Replacement

Discussion in 'Electric Motors, ESC's, Batteries, and Chargers' started by dth7, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. dth7

    dth7 3DRCF Regional Ambassador

    Recently replaced bearings for the first time on the Torque 4016/500 mkII for my 60"EF Laser and Extra. The extra lost all power (bad solder joint on esc)and did a vertical header in the dirt from 50'. It sounded a little loose so bearings were in order.
    Before starting put new bearings in the freezer for a couple hours.
    After asking around the best practice seems to be remove the barrel by carefully removing the clip ring (I bought clip ring pliers). Then pull off the barrel. The windings section then goes in the oven at about 300 for about ten minutes. Careful when removing. Any heat shrink may need replacing if it gets a little too warm. I put mine on a piece of wood with a hole drilled out to support the housing but have enough room for the bearings to fall into. I used a punch and hammer to tap the edges til they fell out. Then put the cold bearings back in and give them a tap with a rubber mallet. Done! Reassemble and your good to go.
    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 11, 2013
  2. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor

    Awesome stuff Daren! Thanks for sharing this technique.
  3. dth7

    dth7 3DRCF Regional Ambassador

    Thanks. I had to ask several people before Bandit and a guy from my club answered at the same time. Really simple but I didn't want to risk messing the nice motor up. It's in the motor forum now.

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