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Old 02-11-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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It can really be heard at the end of the video. It sounds like a cricket chirping. I can't see anything wrong with the car. It runs fine and drives fine. This i just irking the hell out of me as it hasn't ever done this before.


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it ethier sounds like your spur and clutch bell teeth are worn down , or your gear mesh is to lose.
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it ethier sounds like your spur and clutch bell teeth are worn down , or your gear mesh is to lose.
Thanks for the quick reply.

The buggy only has had 1/2 gallon of fuel through it so I wouldn't think the spur or clutch bell is worn down.

How would I adjust the gear mesh?

It is a Losi 8IGHT 2.0
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it could be a million things bud, i have like 5 things it "COULD" be
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just about every car has a sound like that. that's why we like nitro, it drowns out the metal gear noise. But like someone else said, check your gear mesh between the spur and the clutch bell.
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Mine sounds just like that. Runs just fine.
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Between the clacking dog bones and the loose spur gears it all sounds good.
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Between the clacking dog bones and the loose spur gears it all sounds good.
I'm not sure what that means but I am assuming you are saying I got a lot of problems haha.

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Yeah I'm scared if I start taking the stuff apart I won't get it back together properly haha. I cleaned the thing as well as I could without taking it apart for that exact reason haha.

What kinda normal maintenance do I need to do to keep the thing in good running order? Is there a good website that shows some generic steps and has a good checklist like a normal maintenance list? Like oiling parts and cleaning stuff.
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I'm not sure what that means but I am assuming you are saying I got a lot of problems haha.



Yeah I'm scared if I start taking the stuff apart I won't get it back together properly haha. I cleaned the thing as well as I could without taking it apart for that exact reason haha.

What kinda normal maintenance do I need to do to keep the thing in good running order? Is there a good website that shows some generic steps and has a good checklist like a normal maintenance list? Like oiling parts and cleaning stuff.
Most of us "racers" will tear down our ride, down to the last screw and rebuild. That is the only way to make sure everything is perfect. A noise for me is to rebuild. and there is a few topics on here that deals with this.
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I'm not sure what that means but I am assuming you are saying I got a lot of problems haha.



Yeah I'm scared if I start taking the stuff apart I won't get it back together properly haha. I cleaned the thing as well as I could without taking it apart for that exact reason haha.

What kinda normal maintenance do I need to do to keep the thing in good running order? Is there a good website that shows some generic steps and has a good checklist like a normal maintenance list? Like oiling parts and cleaning stuff.
In this hobby you are going to need to get past your fear of rebuilding. Or else the mechanic at your hobby shop is going to get *RICH* off you. These are pretty easy to work on, just do yourself a favor and buy the Losi Standard Hex wrench set now (or you can buy another brand, but Losi is pretty cheap.)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...h-Set-US-Sizes
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