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Old 04-03-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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It never fails, everytime I try to take out the bolts that the shoes ride on they strip. I'm using a quality hex tool, and I taper the ends. What are other people using? Are you using anti-seize compound? I'm tired of having to groove the bolts to use a flathead to get them out.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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Answer-rc makes slotted pins. I only have a problem once in awhile and I use loctite on them too. Make sure the hex tool is all the way in before you try to turn it. I have used hudy, team magic and dynamite divers they all work well. But when all else fails I take the dremel out and slot them. The only other thing you could do is heat them up before you try to remove them.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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Ya, I use dynamite drivers. I think the problem is the slot for the hex in the bolt is just not deep enough for the torque needed. I'm gonna give some anti-seize a try. Never thought of the heat trick (kinda of a DOH moment there)
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Use your soldering iron on medium-low to heat up the pin and flywheel a little. Then just make sure there's no dust or dirt in there and get your tool all the way in. Use quality tools.

Use a TINY amount of blue loctite (blue fluid, not blue bottle)...2-4 threads no taller than thread height. I put a drop down and tap the tip in it, then spin the screw on my finger to wipe off excess. Let the loctite dry before using the screw. Hope that helps.
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There's no need for any loc tite on the shoe pins....a light torquing is all they need.
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There's no need for any loc tite on the shoe pins....a light torquing is all they need.

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:10 PM   #7
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I gave up on my Losi clutch and went to M2C for this reason. And it last longer as well.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Shoe-Flywheel


Or this one

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...lutch-Kit-34mm
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