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  1. Apologies for the delay, been moving house - Alright, so pretty nerve racking but I'm not sure I've fixed it. Took the V8 apart using this video and it was obvious that water had gotten to the bearings and also starting to get into the hub https://share.icloud.com/photos/0PFEGE9cJ6r8G_1Xup7iXQ6Iw I used Silicone spray and grease to waterproof the whole thing, locking it up with thread lock and bearing lock. Unfortunately I didn't mark the hubs well enough to put them into their original positions. There was a tiny spot of rust on the rotor but nothing too bad. Anyway, swapped the bearings out and scoured everything back to new. First couple of rides that week were great. but then I noticed at certain speeds ~10MPH + I could hear a whirring on every rotation! unlike the squeaks/rubs before it, it seems more like and electrical whirring and it only happens at speed. So I have a couple of theories; I've been wearing my conduction headphones for too long and forgotten what my wheel sounds like I've over tighten the pedal nuts too much as shown here causing excessive pressure? I used a bench vice and they are a little less nut shaped now The axle is bent. I dropped in off a 12cm-15cm curb on one pedal and subsequently fell/walked off. I don't know how I would test for this? I've tiny introduce metal filings to the stator/rotor and its electrical whirring?? Other then this idk what it could be, any suggestions or theories?!
  2. Brilliant, thanks! I’ll take a look in a couple of days and post my findings.
  3. Thanks, for the detailed post. Unfortunately I have the same squeak on my V8 and just posted in here (after moderation). I'm gonna have to go deeper and take it apart, can I just ask when you say the "pivot of the engine" is that where the axle comes into contact with the wheel body?
  4. I know this is an old thread but I came across the exact same thing. Heavy heavy rain (and a puddle) lead to the next commute squeaking, but it stopped after that 1 ride and I didn't think too much of it. This time same scenario but the chirping squeak didn't go away! So I took the plastic housing off and could see between the pedal and the wheel that it is rusting!! So I took a lint free cloth and some 3 in 1 oil and tried buffing the rust away. Flooded the axle with 3 in 1, let it sit and repeated the process until no more orange is coming off. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0t1uJf9BLC9XpjYhPMY9gtzcQ - this is after 1 pass with the cloth, and it looked a lot more orange then this photo says https://share.icloud.com/photos/0Mn8vuXrsifI86asyPKVFI64w On the ride home I was pretty satisfied. It felt super, even the rotational steps @ 1° at a time felt sooo much better (although still audible from the motor). The next commute I noticed a faint grinding of metal on metal on every rotation on the right hand side in the sound reflection off of cars and walls. Fortunately it's the Christmas break so I can take it off the road get inside the wheel and do this:
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