icecube57 wrote:Im also puzzled on how to rotate these covers to stop the stator from scrubbing when the motor gets near that borderline hot temp to where I need to back off . It may make sense to see where the stator is scraping and dremel it down a hair.
For those following along and haven't opened their motor yet, put a mark on one cover and the magnet retaining ring, and 2 marks or some different mark on the other cover and same point on the ring before ever taking the covers off
In your case icey, look at the bit of sealant left on the ring and each cover to try to find a shape(s) that match. If hole line up too at that point, then you can be fairly certain it is correct. Dremel isn't going to help, because the stator is rubbing the magnets. It's the holes that are in very slightly different positions relative to the axle hole. The air gap is tiny compared to how out of center some of these covers are, so it will only work with the covers on the proper side and in the proper holes. The covers on my 9x7 were out of whack by a over 1mm, but it doesn't matter as long as the covers are aligned as original.
I had to remove a lot of material to balance my covers (needed because I plan to run it at about 1500rpm), but that effort had no effect on centering relative to the axle, magnet ring, and stator.