As far as keeping my T3 clean, what all should i do? I race it at a dirt track about once every couple weeks...and i'm just curious as what i can do to prevent dust/dirt build up, and clean whats there?
after every race reoil your shocks after about a month rebuild the shocks new o rings and stuff like that
once a month relube your diff and about every 2-4 months rebuild it rings balls
open up your car after every race a replace what is broken and clean it
AE makes both shock and diff rebuild kits. Get these kits, and follow the instructios that are included. After that, you should be ready to go. As far as cleaning, just use motor spray, or an air compressor. Reoil your bearings everyonce in awhile.
An easy way to keep your car clean is to never let it get dirty! But seriouesly, after every run, I take a paintbrush and wipe the car down, then I clean the tires in a simple green bath, then go through and use my handy dandy pick and get the cr@p out of the hard to reach places like in screw holes and stuff. As long as you stay on top of cleaning it, it really won't get all that dirty.
trx1 - Car maintenance doesn't change from car to car.
I'd never use Simple Green, motor spray, or anything other than WD-40 to clean my car. Plastic can vary from run to run of each part, and sometimes other chemicals will attack it.
WD-40 and a toothbrush will clean anything, and make it look new.
I don't clean my tires with anything but water and a soft-bristled brush. Keep your shocks clean and change the oil whenever it gets dirty. Clean your tranny and re-lube the diff whenever it feels gritty, or after you've run in a very dusty area. Once a month or so (depending on how often you run your car) tear the thing down and clean it really well; the better care you take when maintaining your car, the longer it will last!
I think the first and best step to mainetnance is knowing your kit.
If you dont have it then you can probably download an exploded view of the kit, then take it apart and learn how it all works.
In doing this you will learn what gets the most wear and tear