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Old 07-11-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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Here is a pic. Does the flywheel look okay? Or is it too close to the edge of the chasis. I dont have a starter box at the moment so i cant put it on and check. Also is there too much space between the engine and flywheel?
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hold on its too big.
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/q...e/flywheel.jpg
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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It should be more centered. Is there a shim behind the colette? You might want to remove that. It also looks like its too low. You will stall every time you land a jump if the flywheel hits the dirt, and if its hits a rock, theres worlds of trouble. You want to raise it up into the chassis some more. The starter wheel will go up into your chassis to engage the flywheel.
If there is no shim behind the collette, try a thinner collette or it just may not be tightened down enough. You surely want it more centered, and more into the chassis. with it being so far forward with chassis flex it may hit the chassis and stall
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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Okay but if i try to center it more then the clutch bell and spur wont be meshed right. And how can i raise it off the chasis more?
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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Put a shim behind the rear bearing in the clutchbell. That will allow you to move the flywheel back and the clutchbell forward. You will also shim the botom of the engine mounts. between the chassis and the mount, or between the engine tabs and the mount that will raise the flywheel you dont need much, maybe 2-3MM. try to get the flywheel about level or 1-2 MM higher than the top inside of the chassis. just make sure eveything is secure..you may have to do it a few times to get it right. The cahssis flexes allot and the engine is constant vibrations so you need to account for that, make sure everything is tight, and stable, or it will move when you drive it
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okay i did that. I also took the flywheel off and checked everything and there is no shim. So i dont know what i can do to push the flywheel against the engine more.
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you have to use a different flywheel collette
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losi requires there own collet for there clutch system. as long as the flywheel isnt below the chassis i wouldnt worry about it
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losi requires there own collet for there clutch system. as long as the flywheel isnt below the chassis i wouldnt worry about it

Thats ridiculous Doug. It is level with the bottom of the chassis, and about 2MM from the front of the opening..he will stall all day if he runs like that
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I am glad I found this thread, I bought a used buggy and it would die in the oddest spots, well I just looked and the flywheel sticks a mm or two out of the chassis. Guess I should raise it, but how much, just enough so its in the chassis?
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Clear the inside of the top of the chassis by 1-2 MM
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If this is the 8ight, and if its the losi clutch, and also the losi collet for the clutch it is perfectly fine.
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Its hard to tell but it dont look like its sticking out the bottom to me.
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Not protruding, but it looks level..which is practically the same thing. Dirt is soft it will get in there and stall his buggy when he slaps the chassis
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My rc8 is right and it has stalled before and I have a sneaking suspicion it was the dirt hitting it through the opening.
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