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Old 09-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #16
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I seal all my enginesbefore breakin. You can use any high temp silicone like permatex rtv or the permatex gold you can get it at any automotive store. Do yourself a favor and seal it.
I do the same - as soon as a new engine comes out of the box, it gets sealed. I use permatex blue rtv - just make sure it says sensor safe on it - thats safe to use on alum. The other will cause corrosion.
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How hard is it to get the motor out?
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:27 PM   #18
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http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...52C%2B80mL.jsp this blue stuff? whats the difference with the blue and black?
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:49 PM   #19
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How hard is it to get the motor out?
Go to the traxxas web site and look at the manual, its not too hard to get it off.
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IMO Permatex RTV blue copper black is only a temporary band-aid for leaks...there are specific kinds of sealant that is impervious to the nitro fuel we run....some will say different...but my own testing proved other wise.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #21
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I think I'm just going to do the break in without sealing and if I have problems ill seal it.
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I think I'm just going to do the break in without sealing and if I have problems ill seal it.
Good idea. There is nothing horribly wrong about not sealing a Traxxas engine because 1: it voids their engine warranty and 2: 99.9% of Traxxas TRX engine owners never seal their engines.
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Good idea. There is nothing horribly wrong about not sealing a Traxxas engine because 1: it voids their engine warranty and 2: 99.9% of Traxxas TRX engine owners never seal their engines.
Voids warranty? Seriously? Another -1 for Traxxas.
As far as the "run it and fix it when I have problems comment"...you'll learn pretty quick that those problems you have will be something you cant fix. After you spend extra $$$ on rebuying something because you wanted to take the easy road you'll take the extra time to do it right. +1 on the Traxxas owners don't seal their engines. Made me laugh.
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