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Old 06-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #7156
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oh, anyone wanna buy an 8ight with a few spares that has less than a gallon ran through it?
any pics and which model is it?

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #7157
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MARZ----To use a standard 3 shoe clutch bell you'll need one of the quick change engine mounts. These use a two piece engine mount system. The top blocks can be rotated. Doing this will push the engine 2mm farther forward thus lining up the CB and spur gear. Losi, Kingheadz, Qconcepts are some names to start with.
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I will snap a pic before I tear it down later today after I get off work...
Actually talking about it I found out 4 people had diffs blow on them at the race saturday... But one was a "Light duty" standard diff....
Who else blew their diff Saturday? Are you referring to the RC Pro at Augusta? Frank was running his new buggy completely stock. And that is with the worn down plastic rear diff bearing inserts--NOT the aluminum ones. But I'm sure he was just testing the durability. The amazing thing was he still took 2nd place.

But I never heard of anyone else on that day blowing up their diff.
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Who else blew their diff Saturday? Are you referring to the RC Pro at Augusta? Frank was running his new buggy completely stock. And that is with the worn down plastic rear diff bearing inserts--NOT the aluminum ones. But I'm sure he was just testing the durability. The amazing thing was he still took 2nd place.

But I never heard of anyone else on that day blowing up their diff.

I KNEW he was FULL of it. thx for that Air.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:32 PM   #7160
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I KNEW he was FULL of it. thx for that Air.
Yeah at the RC Pro Race in Augusta
I have pictures...
Cools center diff blew in his truck.... Also a ""heavy duty"...
Thats Frank... He could have taken second running slicks...
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #7161
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OMG!!


So you did this on Saturday? I remember on Saturday when you told me about blowing up a diff, so does this make two now? If so I don't know what to tell ya.

Only thing to do is make sure they're assemled right. Other than that...IDK. Is the rest of the drivetrain free from binding? That seems like a lot of excessive load.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:36 PM   #7162
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No, this actually IS the diff I blew saturday... I was a little upset so I didn't touch it till today...
Oh yeah... I replaced ALL of the drivetrain bearings (all 14 of them) the weekend before Augusta, its silky smooth...
I guess hte diff fluid leaked out, the gears got hot, and melted through the case...
I have it fixed though!!! Yeah its aluminum! Nova RC, $17 on ebay
New internals and drive cups....
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #7163
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Red face Wow....

If you get some of that leak stop stuff from Billy Mays on TV..... You can patch her right up! That should buff right out.


Seriously... you must have had a leak on your gasket. The only way to generate that much heat is to have no oil.

I have never seen one like that before.
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Wait I thought the story was that the diff just blew? Now it didn't have any fluid and it blew? I can't see how you could blame the Heavy Duity diff for blowing when you let the diff run dry. You know if you let that new diff run dry you'll just shatter all of your gears inside.
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HAH....now thats funny. so its all the diffs fault eh.
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OS Speed definetly worth every penny. I have 2. The first one has about 20 Gallons thru it and the second is about 5 gallons. Both work supperb. Great gas mileage barely have to touch the tune.
that's right, mine have 11 Gallons and Going strong!!!
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Yeah at the RC Pro Race in Augusta
I have pictures...
Cools center diff blew in his truck.... Also a ""heavy duty"...
Thats Frank... He could have taken second running slicks...
if that is a heavy duity diff case where are the alunimum inserts that go inbetween the case and the gears. There i no was that the gear should come out of a hole that is only big enought for the gear when there is a al. insert that runs up and down the side of the case.
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if that is a heavy duity diff case where are the alunimum inserts that go inbetween the case and the gears. There i no was that the gear should come out of a hole that is only big enought for the gear when there is a al. insert that runs up and down the side of the case.
If you look closely at the third pic, the square edges of the insert can be seen, the other 3 were located scattered around the inside of the buggy.

Cool, said the only way this could have happened was if the diff leaked out and it got hot.... It was full of diff fluid when I assembled it.

But its all good now! This new one is smooth as hell!
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HAH....now thats funny. so its all the diffs fault eh.
Maybe if it would have held all the fluid in... I could have finished the main.
I have never had a diff leak all out in just 3 heats and practice!
This isn't my first buggy...

But even considering what happened.... I still love my Losi!
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did you use shims or whatnot when you built it.
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