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Old 07-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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hey ive got a losi 8ight buggy and i need to have it tip top shape for the race tomorrow and i dont want this happening again so im gonna ask what you guys think about it. ill go to the track and run a little but by the end of the day when im about to clean it i see that the smaller bearing(5x10) keeps busting out and shoots the clutch bell through my fuel tank. its happened to my twice in the past 2 times i went out to the track. i havent run it since but i changed out the whole clutch assembly. flywheel, bearings, shims, clutchbell. etc... please help me out because i DONT want this happening in the race and get a DNS or DNF
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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How are you setting your gear mesh between clutch bell and spur?
How much end play/slop do you leave on your clutch bell?
What shims are you using for your clutch?
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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I use a kyosho shim kit and usually use .3-.4 all behind the inner bearing and then use just a cap head screw at the end to tie it all together. The kyosho shim kit comes in .1, .2 and .3 sizes all in the same package.
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The roller calls for 2 shims but I had the same problem with them in it. I took them out and havent had any problems since. With the shims in it is too tight when the nut is tightened which will cause the front bearing to fail very quick. Take it out and I bet your problem is solved.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:37 PM   #5
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your clutch bell is to tight. Check your shims - you want a little play between the clutchbell and flywheel.Read you losi manual and set it up how it say
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not trying to get anyone mad but i have the right amount of shims and the clutch bell and center spur are meshed right. i cant find the problem. i dont have the stock shims in either, took those out right away. im using ofna shims.
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take the shims out and see what happens. I dont have any in mine but when I had the 2 that it called for the same thing happened. Trust me on this one. Run it without any shims..
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but then my clutch bell will be going everywhere....??
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but then my clutch bell will be going everywhere....??
Up to 1mm of "slop" in the clutchbell shimming is perfectly fine. You want a little bit of play so your bearings don't fail on you. As long as your mesh is not too tight and you have full contact on the spur with your pinion with through the 1mm of play you should be fine.
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