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Old 02-09-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Oiling all the joints??

Is it OK if i put oil on the joints of the suspension, steerenig, and everything that "moves"?
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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erm, pretty much no, dont oil anything.. oil the ballraces but do it out of the car and dont leave oil all over them. just inside.
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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No. The oil will make dirt stick, and make a mess in the long run. If it is a well designed car, it should have bearings, or other form of movement that is free of binding.
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Old 02-11-2005, 04:04 AM   #4
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Dear Chris,

The only things that need to be oiled are the ball bearings. Give em a good blast with a motor spray and add a few drops of trinity bearing oil. Make sure you clean your wheel bearings, your servo saver bearings and most of all your clutchbell bearings. Every other point in the car should work freely if you just give it a thorough clean.
1/8 buggies are tough machines that can do well even with stuck bearings. It is that preparation that gives you that little bit of extra you need to stand up from the crowd.
(That goes to another post of yours too)

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