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Old 09-01-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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I have a video of what is happening to me. I just got new front and rear clutch bearings. The wheels will spin as soon as i start the buggy but the engine stays at idle. The idle is also not high at all. I have 2 links to the video of whats happening:
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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They didnt look like they were moving much, does it roll or stall when its on the ground at idle ? Pull the motor and take the clutch bell off. Get a small flat screwdriver and open each shoe and feel the resitance between them. If they are not all the same then there is a with them.
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I have a video of what is happening to me. I just got new front and rear clutch bearings. The wheels will spin as soon as i start the buggy but the engine stays at idle. The idle is also not high at all. I have 2 links to the video of whats happening:
Does it kill the motor when you hit the brakes? If so, I would say springs because the same thing happened to mine when I broke a spring. Why not go ahead and replace both while you are in there?
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They are moving alot. But no the motor does not stall when i hit the brakes and no it does not move when its on the ground. But when i give it half throttle you can here it continue to spin as it coasts off.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #5
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I would replace both but the shoes are fairly new and i just thought i would ask to make sure. And money is what prevents me from getting new ones. I do have enough for springs though. Any suggestions as to what springs because i know there are alot of different ones and i have no clue when it comes to springs.
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stiffer springs would cause your clutch shoes to fling out at higher rpms than lighter ones. find out which springs your using, and go one spring stiffer. that should do the trick.
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Ok my springs are silver. So are they the silver ones or could it be because they lost their color and could have once been green or black?
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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Team Losi.040 30 Deg Clutch Springs (Silver)
Team Losi .036 25 Degree Clutch Springs (Black)
Team Losi.036 30 Deg Clutch Springs (Green)
Team Losi.040 25 Degree Clutch Springs (Gold)
Does anyone know which is the stiffest or what order they go in?
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This was happening to me I had my CB shimmed to tight.
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i would try silver on the alum and green on the plastic,i did use gold on plastic and left the silver on the alum and it was ingageing to late so u really had to say in the rpm the engine idle sounds fine to me just the low end is kind of rich my wheels only moved when i had the throttle trim to high
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