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Old 12-23-2003, 01:48 PM   #781
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Have a good Allen Driver (2mm)
Use a 3mm tap on some of the graphite parts (gearbox etc) only do not tap all the way - let the screws tap some of their own thread.
This is why I hear that the Pro4 was pushed back on release date in the US for this problem.


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Old 12-23-2003, 01:50 PM   #782
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No problem
It's not released in UK yet - mine came from HK - with a 2 day delivery
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This is why I hear that the Pro4 was pushed back on release date in the US for this problem.


Thanks for the pics and tips!
I see it as a minor problem... but at least you're assured that the screws are tight and won't be coming out.
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:10 PM   #784
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I see it as a minor problem... but at least you're assured that the screws are tight and won't be coming out.
LOL - I totally agree - there's no way they are going to come loose if you take care on assembly.
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Well, it's not really a problem. When the Losi XXX-S first came out, they even supply you with a hardened screw to get the threads started. Pre-tapping just makes it a whole lot easier and faster to drive the screw. It also makes it very secure.
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think about it pretapping like sex....
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:22 PM   #787
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think about it pretapping like sex....

Also...pre-lubing your screws makes it easier to insert.
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and dont wreck your screw end by screwing to hard and fast
thats why fin-- pretapping makes it easier!
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Excellent tips and should help a lot of the future builders out there!
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yea...what Eric said...
taking your time will result in less headaches.

I also found that a variable speed cordless drill/screwdriver with torque adjustments and a good 2mm hex driver works great too. and good for your wrist too...no repetative motion sydromes...
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Erik: thanks for the reply, I think you guys including spacers is a great Idea washers are just not convinient. Im shopping for a new car and the PRO4 is at the top of my list at the moment. I hope that you guys will also have the spare when the car comes out. I know I will be picking up an aditional diff (for carpet) and some of those pivot blocks.
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Erik: thanks for the reply, I think you guys including spacers is a great Idea washers are just not convinient. Im shopping for a new car and the PRO4 is at the top of my list at the moment. I hope that you guys will also have the spare when the car comes out. I know I will be picking up an aditional diff (for carpet) and some of those pivot blocks.
I'm 100% sure spare parts are already available... I've order spare parts from R10...typical stuff like Arms & hubs. Now only if my car would show up..... I have spart parts but no car
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I feel for you my brother.
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