broloch wrote:I am using a Crystalyte motor which is notorious for rusting and corrosion.
Would it be enough to open up the motor and coat the inside with this: (was mentioned previously in this thread)
I would not "seal" the motor. Is there anything else that is important to have done? I read that putting a hole is no good unless it can be plugged (for maintenance).
Is there anything else to help prevent severe damage to the Crystalyte hub motor?
Fluid Film Rust and Corrosion Prevention
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ention.jsp
broloch wrote:Yeah. I want to still be able to ride through some of the winter. I wouldn't ride on days of active snowing, or slushy conditions. Otherwise, I would use the ebike and make use of it. I would hate to make it go to waste because of a bit of temperature drop. However, it would suck a lot more if I used the ebike during the winter, and had it rusted out and corroded and have the motor NOT work in the spring/summer following.
johnrobholmes wrote:I would prefer a waxy film so that it didn't get slung around and leak out. An extra coating on my vital parts.
lifepo4ever wrote:ok so how can I securely drill a hole for my 2807 , is it secure to drill at the half distance of the motor center I need to see where because I have my new motor in my hand
grindz145 wrote:johnrobholmes wrote:I would prefer a waxy film so that it didn't get slung around and leak out. An extra coating on my vital parts.
This definitely seems to be the tradeoff here. Can you use both? ACF-50 and then a nice juicy topping of Wurth film?
Julez wrote:Maybe I am onto something with the butylcaoutchouc I use for sealing the flanges.
lifepo4ever wrote:have been tested for 3 days now and I ride in the slush and snow and the chain still have lube I will post a video of my daily drive also
here the weather is very extreme , blizzard,wet snow , sometime I ride in 5 inch of snow for + 30mph wind I want to proof to people Ebike is
good weather resistant when you know what to do to protect for bike .
lifepo4ever wrote:hey guy I found this product for 11$ from my canadian tire store http://www.corrosionfree.com/automotive.htm I will test it for you this week because i ride my new ebike on snow I will also drill a hole to my side cover and give him a good shoot
the product resist to 260 Degree no leaking no solvent ,its a gel like and also Di-electric to 40,000 volts
they said to soak the metal in so the stuff stay on the surface for 18 month , its to good to be true you can even use like a lubricant
so stay tuned i will reply in 1 week or two
here are the spec: * Formula 3000 with CSC 850
* Rust & Corrosion Fighting Lubricant DripFREE Lubricant Gel
* Especially formulated for coastal and salt water environments
Electric motors, starters, generators, alternators, switches, terminals, rheostats, circuit panels, ignition systems, light sockets and any electrical point of contact.
Pre-assembled metal parts, winches, pulleys, bearings, shafts, bushings, hinges, cables, aluminum wheels, steel rims steel or aluminum castings and anything that moves.
Appearance / Detailing
Doors, trunk lids, engine hoods, lapped seams and joints, nuts, bolts, chrome and aluminum accessories, and basically anything requiring protection from the elements.
* Terminates rust and corrosion in all metals
* Clean, clear, DRIPFREE - no sticky residue
* Dissolves and neutralizes existing rust and corrosion
* Penetrates the start of new corrosion
* Protects paint from blistering at edge of lapped seams
* Stops electrolysis between dissimilar metals
* Protects UnderBody including brake and fuel lines
* Penetrates deeply and lubricates
* Repels salt water and moisture
* Will not wash off with water
* Heavy Duty gel formula for extended protection
METHOD OF APPLICATION
* Formulated to be applied under high pressure to hidden areas using the CorFREE applicating system, or brushed / wiped on to exposed panels
* Can be applied to wet areas
* Apply every 18 months or annually as required
* A proprietary blend of lubricants, moisture displacers, corrosion neutralizers and inhibitors
* Solvent-free - Odor-free - Non Toxic - Non Conductive - Di-electric 40,000 volts
* Non Flammable as a liquid - Low Fire Hazard - High Flashpoint
* Not a controlled substance - not subject to TCSA - not controlled by WHMIS
* Specific Gravity .86 - Boiling Point 260 C - Negligible solubility in water
* Non Carcinogenic - Light Green Color
FLUID FILM penetrates to the inside of the chain, preventing wear and providing extended lubrication. Displacing any trapped water, it leaves a barrier of protection with sufficient body to resist fly off and water wash off. In dusty environments, FLUID FILM resists dirt buildup due to its slick, non-tacky consistency. FLUID FILM holds up under a wide degree of temperatures, resists high moisture and, because it won't freeze, prevents chain jam ups due to water frozen in chain links. FLUID FILM was documented as having extended locomotive drive chains in salt harvesting machinery by up to 300%.