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Old 04-01-2002, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Bearings (what oil)??

I read that if you take the shielding off the drivetrain bearings, flush the thick grease away and replace it with a thin one you get a much more efficiet drivetrain. But what oil should I replace it wwith? How about WD 40 (too thin)?? And would you evwen reccommend this on a nitro car? Also, how much ore maintenence would it need (I usually spray mucky bits with denatured alcohol and dry it off, and sometimes [every few months] thoroughly clean and rebuild the car).
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Old 04-01-2002, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hey gaz

I soak all my bearing in White Lightening, its a Chain lube for Bikes. It has Teflon in the mix. When it dries out the teflon is left. It works really well for me, because it doesn't attract dirt. I'll clean them and do this about 4 times. Then never have to touch them again. I did this with my Nitro buggies, until I found the Blue Sealed bearings. With these I never have to touch them from the Get-Go... My Nitro On-Roads I just started using the Blue Sealed bearings, so I'll never have to go through the Clean relube thing again.

If your looking for the Bearings a Guy sells them on EBAY look under "Mugen, Serpent, or Yokomo". I think there called TeamBlueStar???

With the Blue Sealed Bearings, you'll never have to do the Clean/Lube thing again!!!

Keep the Rubber(or Foam)on the Road!!!

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Old 04-01-2002, 03:12 PM   #3
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Just bought some bluestar bearings for my GT-4W. Pretty nice set of bearings.
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Old 04-03-2002, 03:23 AM   #4
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I soak mine with cleaner and then use a synthetic oil I got from ashford hobbies, professor tricks. Stuff is made by Art Carbonnel the 1/8 serpent guru. Works great for me. I use the thin oil (#2)in the 1/10 and thick (#4) in the vector.
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Me I like to clean my bearings with lighter fluid and then reoil with Trinity royal oil
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Old 04-10-2002, 08:18 PM   #6
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I just finished a race this past weekend and used Paragon's Liquid bearings. I beleive it's just a mixtured of Perchloroethylene & Graphite. Didn't do too good in the A-main but the drivetrain is way, way more effecient.
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