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Old 12-23-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Pipe Falling Off!

my pipe on my T-maxx keeps on coming off, the zip ties arent really holding it, how else could you keep it on?
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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try to clean the ends of the pipe whre the zip ties go on
so how that works
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after cleaning the pipe end, try scratching it with rough sand paper so the zip ties can bite. if not, very carefully bend out the edge of the pipe and the zip tie will definitely hold on to that. you just want to make a small lip on the pipe.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #4
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aight, ill do that tomara
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:01 AM   #5
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A very important thing to do when cleaning the rubber coupler is you have to clean it with nitro cleaner or scrub it with soap and water. Cause even if you wipe it clean there usually is a oil residue left over. Clean the pipe and manifold the same way.
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don't buy Traxxas stuff is another way to stop that lol
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the header is O.S. so its not traxxas so dont give me that!
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Flare the header and the pipe connection more with a pair of pliers. That's how I solved the problem back in the day.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #9
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yea, i fixed it, satoch thanks for the shim i had to adjust it but it fits!
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if all else fails use some small hose clamps...they work a treat
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