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Old 04-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #6571
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if you are able to get the pin out you will be able to pull the hex and drive shaft out. then just replace the drive shaft.
like micros says if you punch the pin out you could always replace the driveshaft end

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I have a small problem... I broke the tip of my hex driver inside the set screw that holds the pins in the wheel hex. I cant get it out I would like to save the hubs and not dermel it. I need to get it out so I can replace my hub bearings. Any ideas would be great.
Another thought here after reading RETRO's post. I have a set of small files. One of them is shaped to a point on the end. I might try something like that to create a slot in the broken tip. Then you might be able to loosen the broken bit and then try a new/stronger hex driver. If this is a RTR use a lighter to heat up the set screw. As the set screw expands it will break up some of the loctite the factory used. Then you might be able to back that thing out if it's not too messed up from the broken hex driver. GOOD LUCK, man.
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Has anyone had a problem with their 8ight diffs leaking. My 8eight is brand new and this is the first buggy/truggy I have owned with leaky diffs. Any tips would be appreciated.
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where is the diff. leaking from? arround the gear or from one of the outdrive inputs?
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Has anyone had a problem with their 8ight diffs leaking. My 8eight is brand new and this is the first buggy/truggy I have owned with leaky diffs. Any tips would be appreciated.
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change the seals in the diff
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:18 PM   #6576
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My local track is pretty short, not that many jumps, and is usually a bit slippery with some loose dirt, but banked corners.

What shoes and springs would work best?

If possible, I would also like them to last.
Try this set-up. All plastic Losi shoes with 4 Gold springs. It will last for 4-6 months and I think there is less heat andeven help the CB bearing last longer.
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where is the diff. leaking from? arround the gear or from one of the outdrive inputs?
It is leaking from around the center spur.
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It is leaking from around the center spur.

i found a tiny wet spot on my center diffs on both truggy and buggy after rebuilding....so i just used some racer's edge sealant..problem solved.
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i found a tiny wet spot on my center diffs on both truggy and buggy after rebuilding....so i just used some racer's edge sealant..problem solved.
Sounds like a plan, thanks.
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Try this set-up. All plastic Losi shoes with 4 Gold springs. It will last for 4-6 months and I think there is less heat andeven help the CB bearing last longer.
if you go to all carbon-(composite)- make sure you use a new clutch bell or dremmel the aluminium residue off the inside of your old one.

if you don't the composite will wear out pretty quickly

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Old 04-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #6581
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Has anyone had a problem with their 8ight diffs leaking. My 8eight is brand new and this is the first buggy/truggy I have owned with leaky diffs. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Nope, no problem, mine leaked out just fine. lol

Actually I lost all my rear diff fluid by being excessively gentle when I tightened the screws that hold the ring gear on my rear diff. I was worried about stripping the screw holes in the soft plastic.

5-5-0 is NOT a good setup on a Losi! (but it sure turns!)

Other than that, no, no leaks. I was less "gentle" on reassembly and haven't had a problem since.
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I have a small problem... I broke the tip of my hex driver inside the set screw that holds the pins in the wheel hex. I cant get it out I would like to save the hubs and not dermel it. I need to get it out so I can replace my hub bearings. Any ideas would be great.
Blow a shot of air into it. I had the same problem and mine few right out. Not sure if one of those air can things are strong enough. I use my air compressor. Hope this helps
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:38 PM   #6583
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Blow a shot of air into it. I had the same problem and mine few right out. Not sure if one of those air can things are strong enough. I use my air compressor. Hope this helps
Thanks for all the ideas guys i ended up punching the pin through and replaceing the axle end.
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interesting.....
i'll pass though
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