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Old 09-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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I have been wiping it down with a dry rag. Is this the most i can do?
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I think so. If it's gritty I just replace.
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no not gritty. But some of these tracks with alot of sand make up seem to be really bad for front engine bearings. I wipe it clean but you can see dirt just waiting to get in on the edge of the seals. I always take the flywheel off as much as i can to wipe the front bearing.
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I usually pull the engine down...remove the front shield on the bearing and use engine cleaner and blast the bearing out from the inside outwards...of course this only works on a single sealed bearing...
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how do you remove the seals on the bearings?..i am scared im gonna ruin the whole bearing lol
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I was under the impression that the front seal does not like to be removed. Although no one has ever said otherwise. Doesn't matter, i have double sealed bearings on all my engines.
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You can only get to the front bearing if you remove the flywheel and I only do that when it's time to replace the bearing.
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You can only get to the front bearing if you remove the flywheel and I only do that when it's time to replace the bearing.
+1 or if my engine is shot i clean my motors with Simple green and an air compressor, and then I use Kalgard 30/30 and an air compressor. every so often I will take off the backplate and pull the crank and squeeze some Acer racing Sim lube in the bearings
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i understand what you guys are saying. But after my last race i had a broken fuel line and all the dirt and sand was stuck wet behind the flywheel and just turning the flywheel you could hear the dirt and sand. It was very gritty.
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Blow it off from the side with WD-40. not from the front or you will blast the dirt into the bearing
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Blow it off from the side with WD-40. not from the front or you will blast the dirt into the bearing
just wipe it imo
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just thought i would like to share. i would like to add that one of my engines has avid bearings in it front and rear. They have been flawless so far and is smooth as butter. My LHS ordered them for 30$ shipped. I probably could have got them cheaper if i would have done it my self. So if any of you are wondering about running avid bearings in your engine, don't hesitate. They work great.

Tko's also. In my other motors. They are my top choice and are awsome!
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how do you remove the seals on the bearings?..i am scared im gonna ruin the whole bearing lol
they are just dust shields on the bearings, they come out super easy...i just use the tip if a x-acto knife and carefully lift the shield...it doesn't harm it at all.....
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just thought i would like to share. i would like to add that one of my engines has avid bearings in it front and rear. They have been flawless so far and is smooth as butter. My LHS ordered them for 30$ shipped. I probably could have got them cheaper if i would have done it my self. So if any of you are wondering about running avid bearings in your engine, don't hesitate. They work great.

Tko's also. In my other motors. They are my top choice and are awsome!
The tko bearings are not lasting very long in my engines. They work very well in the diffs, clutch and wheel bearings but in the engines I only get 2-3 gallons or so out of them before they start making the death rattle noise. Just what I have experienced.
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I have been using the ceramic engine bearings from Answer Rc. They are wonderful. They last just as long as all the others. Fronts have double seal and they are very inexpensive, and NO I am not just pushing a sponsors product. I wouldn't recommend anything I have not had great outcomes with
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