If your motor gets hot it is losing power, no two ways about it. Most just don't notice it since human hands aren't calibrated in ounces or pounds of force, and the loss is gradual as the wheel/motor heats up while at the same time one's concentration is usually focused quite narrowly on the racing. If you check your wheel with an objective method of measurement, it will be losing power if it's getting hot. The T500 is a bit different case than the CSW V1 in that the T500's motor isn't pushed as hard as the CSW V1's motors. The T500 is run at more like 60% of max stall current, while the CSW V1 is pushed at more like 90 - 100%, depending on motor condition. The CSW V1 lost 40% after about 30 - 40 minutes of running F1 2012 at 100% in game feedback, with 60% environmental effects and 30% wheel weight, IIRC. Wheel settings were set at default except for SEN - which I run at 360 for F1. I could feel it quite well when it dropped, but I was looking for it. I measured linear force with a cable around the periphery of the wheel and converted this to torque to get my numbers. My home is A/C'ed also - no extreme environment here either. This was with the formula wheel also, so minimum stress there as well. I posted some numbers and graphs in the CSW modding thread at GTP but it's now 85 pages long. I don't recall exactly where it was at.