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Old 07-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Just bought a used MBX5R and was going through the front diff and thought something looked weird. Is it normal/good design for the bottom of the diff to just be open like that, therefore allowing all sorts of dirt/mud/sand/water up into there. I think that is how it's suppose to be only because the chassis does have a cut out allowing the big gear some clearance room. Just curious as to peoples thoughts on the design and if it has led to problems? Thanks!
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never seen an 1/8th scale that DOESN'T have an open bottom bulkhead....some people will add a bead of grease to the bottom surfaces of the bulkhead (where it touches the chassis) to add some additional dirt/water/sand protection (though i've never done it).
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I know they suck, but I had a Turmoil Pro and it was completely enclosed which is why this one kind of surprised me. Thanks though for the re-assurance.
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A small smear of grease or silicone will seal it, personally I use grease and my diffs are always free of dust and crud... how is sand going to get in...
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never seen an 1/8th scale that DOESN'T have an open bottom bulkhead....some people will add a bead of grease to the bottom surfaces of the bulkhead (where it touches the chassis) to add some additional dirt/water/sand protection (though i've never done it).
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A small smear of grease or silicone will seal it, personally I use grease and my diffs are always free of dust and crud... how is sand going to get in...


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