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Old 05-20-2010, 06:37 PM   #16
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I received an email from VP PRO saying to send in the broken screw,that they would replace it as soon as they had some in stock,I called them to ask aprox when they would some in and he responded..."in about two months, we have them made in Taiwan". So I guess I'll have to wait to get it and use a "salvaged Losi screw"
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I received an email from VP PRO saying to send in the broken screw,that they would replace it as soon as they had some in stock,I called them to ask aprox when they would some in and he responded..."in about two months, we have them made in Taiwan". So I guess I'll have to wait to get it and use a "salvaged Losi screw"


just get the answer sloted clutch pin for the eight and be done you will have zero problems. www.answerusa.com


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Old 05-20-2010, 09:36 PM   #18
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losi screws dont have any issues. if you use a crappy quality tool then yes you will strip, and as casey stated it doesnt take much to snug them in, they dont come loose
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To me it seems as if one of the four pins always has some dimensional issues with the hex cut. Not sure how they are made or packaged but I always test them with the wrench and toss one in the "loaner" pile. I have also switched to using a Kyosho flathead to hold the clutch bell on for dimensional reasons.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:53 AM   #20
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I replacad the shoes and springs on my buggy,three of the screws came loose ok...one did not,i used a snap on hex bit, i even made shure the tip was sharp by dremmeling it. I'm an auto tech and deal with nuts and bolts on a daily basis, the problem with the Losi screws is that the hex is not deep enough thus not giving you enough surface area to have contact with the tool tip, also it seems that they are not hardened enough,which just makes the problem worse.
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I replacad the shoes and springs on my buggy,three of the screws came loose ok...one did not,i used a snap on hex bit, i even made shure the tip was sharp by dremmeling it. I'm an auto tech and deal with nuts and bolts on a daily basis, the problem with the Losi screws is that the hex is not deep enough thus not giving you enough surface area to have contact with the tool tip, also it seems that they are not hardened enough,which just makes the problem worse.



+1 axactlly did you go on the answer r/c website ? there on there i would remmend there black losi eight flywheel, also its wider than the pain in the ass losi flywheel to get contact with the starter wheel.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:31 PM   #22
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Thumbs up didn't get "screwed"

I got a surprise in the mail today,opened the envelope and found 2 sets of VP-PRO Losi clutch screws, they came thru, good customer service, I was only expecting them to replace that one broken screw. A+++. thanks VP-PRO
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nice to see you had solved the problem.

Tried to talk to their custom service , they are likely to change the losi clutch a little bit in the future . so let;s guess things are getting better
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