Originally Posted by Evoracer
The TL01 is usually pretty bulletproof as far as drivetrain. If he still has the plastic driveshaft...get rid of it. It's possible thats where some of the noise is coming from. The shaft spins out of balance, especially with any motor faster than a silver can, and can make a ton of noise. Also, the pinion can make alot of noise if it's wearing out. Look at the teeth...if they're starting to "lean" at the tips....its time to change it. Aside from checking gear mesh and bearings...thats usually all that can go wrong...assuming you've checked the condition of both gear diffs.
thats what bugs me...
everything seems right..
the shaft isnt plastic on his.. its the alloy one that came with the kit.
pinion is good.. it actually came out of my tl-01.
all the teeth on the diff gears look good and are lightly greased and in order..
doesnt make a difference..