[ausev] Weatherising my EV... any suggestions?
roy at holder3.com
Mon Dec 1 16:39:06 GMT 2008
My first motor lasted motor from 1999 to 2007.
It sucked up a metal fragment on 183 that got stuck in the motor and jammed
It was in very good shape overall from weathering, in a unprotected engine
Even the electrical components are exposed in my engine bay.
Almost everything in the engine bay is from original 1999 conversion as far
as I can tell, and it all is doing very well, stays clean, un-corroded etc.
under the hood.
Im not sure what benefit you are going to get from covering anything up.
At 11:03 PM 11/30/2008 -0600, you wrote:
>On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 11:51 PM, Roy Hughes <crashlode at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am about to drop my motor/transmission into my car and it has occured to
>> me more than once that i want to protect this assembley from damage. To
>> lengths should i got to in protecting the engine compartment?
>The series DC motors we typically use in hobby conversions are built
>from forklift designs. They are pretty tough overall. The motors can
>handle almost anything including immersion and will keep running (not
>recommended but you'd be surprised). Most conversions do not do
>anything special to protect the motor. I would recommend just a
>simple splash shield to keep road debris/water from hitting the motor
>under normal conditions.
>Putting a full cover over the bottom of the engine bay is tough to do
>well, since water leaks in from a lot of places including the existing
>radiator grill and won't drain well..
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