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Old 08-18-2016, 07:10 AM   #1816
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Mine have never leaked. Where are yours leaking from and what is your build method?
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:18 AM   #1817
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I may be doing something wrong here, but this is my 3rd set of big bores that leak like a stuck pig. I have tried cranking on them like the Hulk, just enough to snug up the tops and just about everything in between. Do they just leak or am I doing it wrong?
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:24 AM   #1818
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I have never used the alum caps and never had an issue.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:39 AM   #1819
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Build is per the videos on the tube when i built my SC10.2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAg0Q0ORdj4


I wet the o-rings and shaft before I put them in. They are leaking from the top. It looks like they are leaking a bunch by the amount of dirt on them. But is is a drop or two at most when I take them apart to clean and check oil level

I can understand my brothers leaking as he just tossed them together. So it must be something I am doing wrong.

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Build is per the videos on the tube when i built my SC10.2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAg0Q0ORdj4


I wet the o-rings and shaft before I put them in. They are leaking from the top. It looks like they are leaking a bunch by the amount of dirt on them. But is is a drop or two at most when I take them apart to clean and check oil level

I can understand my brothers leaking as he just tossed them together. So it must be something I am doing wrong.

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leaking from the top? did you strip out the bleeder screw or not get the caps on tight?
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:48 AM   #1821
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I use the plastic caps on every car AE that I've ever owned (it's a lot...ask Wildcat)...none of them have leaked from the top.
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Not stripped, They thread on easy, no damage I can see to the threads. I will check the bleeder screws again. The did not look like any damage or striping of the treads. Might not be tight enough? I would like to see them stay clean. I thought I had them this time. I went 2 or 3 trips and they stayed clean and dry.

I will take them apart again this weekend. clean and refill. I will look close at the o rings and grooves. Might be just a spec of dirt.

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It was a good night for running and racing. Truck is well balanced and the new motor ESC worked very well. Has a little bit more power, well about 20% more power and a lot smoother. You can "feel" the way the truck runs with the sensored setup is smoother.

Had a friend run with us too. His first time so spent a little time with him about track etiquette. Get out of the way, slower is faster. Don't try to run with the fast guys, you only get in the way and cause crashes. Couple times had to tell him to move to the side, hitting the throttle and spinning into them is NOT the way to do it. No matter how fast you go, if you are not in control you can not go fast.

Now I need to get the parts to do the tree gear on it. Not sure what else as it is running very well. Did a 24.01 lap yesterday. Not as fast as the buggies but fast enough for me.

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Not stripped, They thread on easy, no damage I can see to the threads. I will check the bleeder screws again. The did not look like any damage or striping of the treads. Might not be tight enough? I would like to see them stay clean. I thought I had them this time. I went 2 or 3 trips and they stayed clean and dry.

I will take them apart again this weekend. clean and refill. I will look close at the o rings and grooves. Might be just a spec of dirt.

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Buzz are you sure they're weeping oil, or is it just a film left frim bleeding them that's attracting dirt?
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Anyone using the Jconcepts Spring Steel CVA kit? Not sure I quite understand the benefits , although they look really nice.

Going to pull the Schelle hubs from my b5 and get on the sc5m, can get these reasonably priced on ebay right now, along with a diff rebuild while i am in there.


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Anyone using the Jconcepts Spring Steel CVA kit? Not sure I quite understand the benefits , although they look really nice.

Going to pull the Schelle hubs from my b5 and get on the sc5m, can get these reasonably priced on ebay right now, along with a diff rebuild while i am in there.


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They are nice. Main reason they were made is they are supposedly less susceptible to rust...so if you race in high humidity environment (Florida) they should last longer than stock. Plus they look cool.
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Cool, thanks Matt. Really nice quality. Rust is not a issue, may just spring for them.
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I checked them, cleaned them and they stayed clean. I do clean them after I build them. May have been left over but it looked like it was getting worse and worse as the weeks went by. Could be my imagination too? I am an old fart after all.

I do have to paint a new lid for it. Mine is falling apart at the seams.

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Anyone using the Jconcepts Spring Steel CVA kit? Not sure I quite understand the benefits , although they look really nice.

Going to pull the Schelle hubs from my b5 and get on the sc5m, can get these reasonably priced on ebay right now, along with a diff rebuild while i am in there.


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The spring steel is a better quality steel than the stock stuff. It should last longer and be less susceptible to bending.
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