R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2002, 08:04 AM   #3121
Tech Addict
 
Fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 703
Default

i see

guess i'll open up the car later today to see what's up with the rear diff coz it can move 1-2mm sideways, and the front doesn't have any of those movements.
Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2002, 09:14 AM   #3122
Tech Fanatic
 
shrekair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 946
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

deutch - use joel johnson "slippage" diff lube, and either trinity royal oil or the boca bearing lube
shrekair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2002, 11:33 AM   #3123
Tech Regular
 
Evil_S10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 406
Send a message via AIM to Evil_S10
Default

I am in need of hop-ups for my XXX-S. If anyone has some that he/she is willing to give up, I would buy them off of their hands.
you can e-mail me at Evil_S10@hotmail.com
Evil_S10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 10:46 AM   #3124
Tech Regular
 
LouisB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Guernsey, UK
Posts: 404
Default bearings

does anyone take off one of thier diff bearing seals, flush the thick goo out and replace it with thin bearing oil? I did this as I built my xxx-s, is it a good idea?
LouisB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 12:12 PM   #3125
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default Re: bearings

LouisB

Definitely! You will need to take the bearings out regularly and clean and relube them if you do this. Use a light oil. Lots of guys I race with use Mobil1 on their bearings.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 01:16 PM   #3126
Tech Regular
 
LouisB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Guernsey, UK
Posts: 404
Default

I always re-oil my bearings before a race (some of the tracks I run on are really dusty) Do you think that shielded bearings or bearings with one seal removed are better, smoother, more reliable?
Got a nice new Stratus, did a slick paint job, CS27 tires, all ready for the new season, and the race is cancelled because of the football world cup final (sorry, soccer, don't want to confuse you now) Oh well, it was only a practice, but still sad
LouisB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 02:18 PM   #3127
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default

I don't ever flush out the factory grease in my bearings. Just take em outta the car and clean the goo and debris off them after every race. Eventually they'll get to wherer there won't be any goo/debris around the seals because their isn't enough factory grease inside the bearing to be flung out-but there's still enough grease inside the bearing and that's a safeguard against friction. You can look at my bearings and they look absolutely new and they've never been taken apart.
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 02:37 PM   #3128
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default Re: bearings

Quote:
Originally posted by LouisB
does anyone take off one of thier diff bearing seals, flush the thick goo out and replace it with thin bearing oil? I did this as I built my xxx-s, is it a good idea?
I remove the grease. I just use a bearing blaster, motor spray and don't remove the shields to do it. Reduces the drag.
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 02:44 PM   #3129
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

I guess it depends on the bearing, but most of them have a really heavy grease in them that never seems to lose much viscosity. That really adds a lot of drag when you have 8 or 10 bearings worth. I do as LouisB suggested and take one shield off, put it in the Integy bearing cleaner tray and spray GHB until the bearings are completely submerged. About 20 minutes in the bearing cleaner and the bearings run really nice and smooth. You get 2 or 3 seconds worth of spin on them with no grease. Once you add light oil, they still spin freely. It's a lot more work since you need to take the car apart and flush the bearings out after each race day, but the drivetrain has substantially less drag.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 03:01 PM   #3130
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default

I wonder why that grease is in there? Drag-no, to eliminate friction-maybe, heck who knows.
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 03:09 PM   #3131
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

After the grease is removed it is customary to relube with light oil to reduce friction. Granted that you have to be more diligent in cleaning and relubing than if grease was left in. To each his own.

Last edited by Sydewynder; 07-02-2002 at 03:13 PM.
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 03:27 PM   #3132
Super Moderator
 
Kraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Posts: 6,275
Trader Rating: 69 (100%+)
Default

Someone told me that the grease is in there to stop rust. Now I don't know if they were blowing smoke or not.
__________________
There is great need for a sarcasm font.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Sometimes I post just to look at my avatar.
Kraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2002, 05:04 PM   #3133
Tech Addict
 
Fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 703
Default

the thick grease inside the bearings is suppose to prolong the maintence time interval by slowing down the dirts from getting to the balls.

to clean out the grease or not depends on how often you want to clean the bearings and how free you want the drive train to be~
Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2002, 12:05 AM   #3134
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Norman AR.
Posts: 1,954
Send a message via AIM to ZER01
Default

Fire, I'm gonna have to disagree with your answer on why bearing manufactures put grease in a bearing.

They wouldn't put grease into a bearing to eliminate debris from entering it. That grease is in there to lubricate the bearing, kinda like oil in your car. The reason why it's so thick is beacause the bearing manufactures know that this grease will be flung out by force from the bearing spinning at a high rpm. The thicker the grease the better it will stay in. This applies to all bearings, they all come with a grease in them. A freeer spinning bearing is not always good, if you don't beleive me take your axle bearings outta that civic, flush all the grease out and relube them with some type of oil, now go out and do about 80 on a hwy, you not gonna be any faster of the line nor top end and after about 20 minutes your gonna be walking into honda to get some new ones. Hey, I don't mean to sound offensive, it just the truth. Nice car.

Last edited by webspinner; 07-03-2002 at 12:17 AM.
ZER01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2002, 08:27 PM   #3135
Tech Addict
 
Fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 703
Default

thanks for the info~~~

since those lub aren't slippery at all i thought they are just there to hold dirts~
Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 / 08 1/8th MNL Buggy and Truggy National Series Race Danny Teh Malaysian R/C Racers 856 01-04-2009 08:04 PM
Losi xxx 2wd connyw R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 10 10-31-2008 04:31 PM
NITRO SELLOUT!!! CRT.5**XXX-NT AD1**XTM XCELLORATOR** Novak GTX with BATT duneordie R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 06-27-2008 07:28 PM
XXX Parts, B4 jelly Australia For Sale/Trade 10 06-22-2006 07:13 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:46 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0