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Old 07-17-2007, 10:03 AM   #3841
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So I am just wondering, what do you pros do to clean your car? I know the car doesn't really have to be clean if we make sure the dirts isn't links and joints, but sometimes it just gets too dirty and it makes you want to clean it. Especially, when the car is new.

Also most the ball bearings on my 8ight that are exposed to the outside are already contaminated with dirt at its 3rd gallon. It is very hard to turn the ball bearing because of the dirt that got into it. Is this suppose to be the normal lifetime of the ball bearings that came with the RTR kit? Or is there a way to clean the dirt? I tried soaking it with WD40 and shaking it in a container and it didnt work too well.

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Old 07-17-2007, 11:29 AM   #3842
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WD-40, an old toothbrush, and an air compressor. When you've got the car in pieces you can rinse things off in the sink, just make sure you get everything clean and dry before you put it back together.

Bearings need to be cleaned a little more regularly than every couple gallons. If you're running in sandy conditions especially, it's a good idea to take them out every once in a while and wash them out. Spray the dirt out with motor spray and re-lube them with bearing oil (or a drop of motor oil, Losi has always recommended Mobil 1). If you can't get the bearing smooth again, you should replace it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:56 PM   #3843
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hey Aaron, im looking for the Losi heat shield tape, it used to come with two strips in it. for the inside of the body so you dont blow out a nice paint job. i cant seem to find a part number or anyone online who has it. Help.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:58 PM   #3844
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where do I mount a personal transponder on the losi 8ight? thanks in advance
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hey Aaron, im looking for the Losi heat shield tape, it used to come with two strips in it. for the inside of the body so you dont blow out a nice paint job. i cant seem to find a part number or anyone online who has it. Help.
Google is great!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.php/cPath/1_25_175

UpGrade has some also...
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7106
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:00 PM   #3846
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Cody - Thanks for looking that up.

odoyrulz - Under the radio tray, just behind the receiver box.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:00 PM   #3847
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where do I mount a personal transponder on the losi 8ight? thanks in advance
It gets screwed in with 2 screws right behind the receiver box and switch location. I put mine under the radio tray, some put it on top, either works, but lower is better for picking up the signal.
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-- Everyone --

I am leaving in the morning for the 10th annual Hot Rod Shootout, and I'll be home Sunday night. Leave me any questions you have and I'll get to them when I get back!
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Drive smart. But we know you will. lol
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thanks for the help guys
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Problems tuning an Axial .28 spec 1 at 5000' above sea level

I have been having problems with my Axial when the weather heats up. I have found that it dies and becomes hard to start as the weather gets hotter. I was running a hot plug and changed to a cold one but haven't got out to check it out yet. I live in Colorado and with our higher altitude I have even tried richening the high speed some but the engine is only running around 225.

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I really want to get this going again. Also, I am running a JP-3 pipe and have the engine in a Kyosho ST-USSport truggy.
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I have been having problems with my Axial when the weather heats up. I have found that it dies and becomes hard to start as the weather gets hotter. I was running a hot plug and changed to a cold one but haven't got out to check it out yet. I live in Colorado and with our higher altitude I have even tried richening the high speed some but the engine is only running around 225.

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I really want to get this going again. Also, I am running a JP-3 pipe and have the engine in a Kyosho ST-USSport truggy.
At higher elevations, the air is thinner. Air also becomes thinner when hot. You should actually be LEANING out the engine, not richening, since you have less oxygen in the air and need less fuel for the proper mix.
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I am leaving in the morning for the 10th annual Hot Rod Shootout, and I'll be home Sunday night. Leave me any questions you have and I'll get to them when I get back!
Happy racing and good luck to ya!!
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I had to lean out my Ninja motor 4 or 5 hours when we started running at our new track. And it's probably only 600-700 foot in elevation higher than where we normally run.

Aaron. I ordered one of the B-mods heads for my new OS motor. Can't wait to get it on the car.

Good luck at the Shootout.
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I had to lean out my Ninja motor 4 or 5 hours when we started running at our new track. And it's probably only 600-700 foot in elevation higher than where we normally run.

Aaron. I ordered one of the B-mods heads for my new OS motor. Can't wait to get it on the car.

Good luck at the Shootout.
Jon--what makes you want to run a different cooling head? Durability, decrease temp, or something else?
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