Well I just found out today that I put about a season's worth of wear on one of my front universals. Some how I had a wheel crack during my last race and apparently it was grinding on my front suspension arm. This somehow caused my unversal parts to grind badly.
The only reason I even found out was because I noticed my pin easing out of the universal. So I went to tighten up and re-threadlock the grub screw, and I find all these metal shavings.
So I cleaned everything up, filed off some sharp edges that resulted from the grinding parts, and used some Tamiya anti-wear grease on both front universals.
Luckily the grinding didn't seem to do much. And the universal seems to be working just fine. Just a reminder to everyone to keep an eye on those front universals
. Even when everything seems fine, it doesn't hurt to give them a close inspection.