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Old 07-07-2009, 09:15 AM   #31
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hi all im from australia and i recentley bought a losi 8ight 2.0 and im having a bit of a problem, it took off today by itself and had a bit of a rough time before stopping and now it wont roll freely its like having a car in 2nd gear and trying to push it , like the engine wants to try and kick over when i try to push it. when i start it on the starter box i cant get the wheels to stop spinning and when i apply the brake or put the car on the ground to use it the car stahls.

im only new to the rc seen and its got me a little stumped what it could be only thing i could put it down to that irts stuck in gear but the car doesnt have gears ????

any help would be very greatful thankyou
oh yes same thing happened to me, just take the enginbe out and take the clutch bell off and look at your clutches they are most likely stuck out grabbing the clutch bell
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #32
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my point exactly. trust me i know its a 2mm. ive taken my engine off to clean PLENTY of times!
O, well then 2mm and 5/64th are the same size then cause i dont own metric and all ive used is 5/64
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #33
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not the same size by close
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2mm and 5/64" are essentially the same size. Why is this even an issue? Just keep the OP on the path to checking his stuff out.
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oh yes same thing happened to me, just take the enginbe out and take the clutch bell off and look at your clutches they are most likely stuck out grabbing the clutch bell
And if they are not stuck on the bell they are stuck to the flywheel. You would know this if you would spin the bell. If it moves freely and I mean silky smooth than they are stuck on the flywheel or you have a broken spring.

It should take you less than 5 minutes to check this out. Dont worry your not going to break anything except for stripping out the 2mm,3mm,5/64 metric/standard hex bolt. You have to do this first so get to it and let us know.

Is it maybe that you dont have the tools yet and that is what is taking to long. If so chances are you have some allen wrenchens laying around. There not the best but will do for now.
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basically i have only my lunch break to do anything at the moment. i have the engnie out and the top part off the cluth so you can see in, i now spin the wheels and it spins freely ????
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could it be something to do with the servo or that bit that sits over the top of the clutch ??
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:22 PM   #38
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are the clutch shoes significantly worn or mushroomed out? test each shoe by pulling it outwards. they should snap back quickly without dragging.
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basically i have only my lunch break to do anything at the moment. i have the engnie out and the top part off the cluth so you can see in, i now spin the wheels and it spins freely ????
Listen to what everyone is telling you. Nothing is wrong with the buggy. Remove the clutch bell and check the shoes. Please just check the damn shoes and you'll find your problem.
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clutch shoes look fine ,i can see them without pulling it out.car now rolls freely with engine out and that part on top of the clutch taken off (the part that connects to the servo)
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clutch shoes look fine ,i can see them without pulling it out.car now rolls freely with engine out and that part on top of the clutch taken off (the part that connects to the servo)
obviously.... have you taken off the clutch bell. We are trying to help you but you arent listening
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i dont even know wat the clutch bell is. is that on the end of the motor ???
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this is the clutch bell.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ce-Clutch-Bell
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do i just undo the screw in the end and pry the clutch bell off with a screw driver ??
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Take off the screw at the end, then you'll be able to pull of the bell easily.
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