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Old 04-21-2014, 04:22 AM   #6391
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Hi there
Im having trouble with the shocks leaking down the shock shaft, can anyone help am i doing something wrong ??
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:32 AM   #6392
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- What O-Rings are you using?
- did you grease or oil before installing?
- have you got the shaft and rod guides round the right way?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:03 AM   #6393
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Running muchmore orings, use green slim on them and have built them to the manual
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #6394
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I've had Tamiya cars since 2003. Never had any leaky shocks. Are your shocks new? If yes, rebuild the shock. Take them apart and follow the instructions carefully. If old shocks, buy a rebuild kit from tamiya. Tamiya O-rings have never leaked for me
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:54 AM   #6395
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I have been using the white gear diffs for some time now but i am unhappy with the longevity of the inner gears. The plastic gears strip after 3 months. I used the steel ta06 gears and while they do not strip...but the gears become noisy and notchy after some time causing the car to handle erratically. I have went back to plastic gears and they are fine for now. I wonder if anyone else face the same problems with both plastic and metal gears, and if there are any solutions to this problem.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:24 AM   #6396
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3 months sounds pretty good for a $4 part?

How often are you rebuilding your diff/replacing oil?

I see them as a consumable just like belts, ball cups and, hell, shock oil

Buy a heap and keep them as spares and when they start to sound off, change them out.

Part number is 51460
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:36 AM   #6397
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Well my friend has a hb cyclone with a spec r gear diff and he has yet to replace his gears, while i have replaced mine several times. We bought our gear diffs at the same time so it doesnt seem normal. Perhaps i should try spec r gear diffs instead.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:51 AM   #6398
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are you running same diff oil as your mate?

how many shims are you using (and what thickness)?
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It's most likely your shims or assembly that are causing the problem. I have run diffs for 6+ months in mod with plastic gears, the metal ones last forever if you can handle the extra weight. Best way to build the diff is to use 0.3mm TDX shims and sand the sun gears down until the dots on the back are gone.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:18 AM   #6400
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Craig - got either a supplier or some spare TDX shims around?

can't find them anywhere!
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I got my TDX shims from http://www.rcfunny.com/goods-1659.html
Be patient as delivery can be a bit slow
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Thanks. I looked there today but wasn't sure if the site was genuine or not

Edit: just ordered - $4, no shipping fee. Let's see if it turns up!

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I've listed my 417 in the marketplace so I can focus on my 418, and free up some funds for a better radio.
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Thanks. I looked there today but wasn't sure if the site was genuine or not

Edit: just ordered - $4, no shipping fee. Let's see if it turns up!
Heh! I was just about to post you this link.

The new Tamiya shims are actually ok as well, but I really like the TDX shims.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #6405
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The new tamiya shims are just as hard to get!
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