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Old 11-06-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Questions?? ZX5 fron one-way trouble

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I'm running a one-way for the first time in my ZX5. the setup is:

27T Stock P2K2
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I have recently herd sounds of gears stripping when the car took a tumble off a jump and since then when I turn sharply on more traction surfaces the sound returned. So Off I went investigating, isolating it to the front gearbox and upon opening the bugger up I was confronted with bits of shaved white plastic in the gearbox and the gears them selves looking slightly worse for wear.

So my question is what can I do to prevent this happening again. I presume it is caused by a wheel pretty much stopping the one way from turning where in a differential set-up that would not be a problem. should I loosen the slipper lightly to allow the motor to turn when confronted with this happening?

any advice greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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You are likely correct in the cause of your gear stripping.

Yes, the slipper is designed to be a gear saver.

Your gear stripping problem likely would not have happened if you used the shaft one-way with the front ball diff. The downside is that you would have to maintain a front ball diff.

Loosen your slipper, keep any type of one-way.
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well that white dusty stuff is pretty normal. I never stripped a gear but the white stuff has been normal.

anyway, you sure you have the diff shimmed right ? If you don't have the copper shim on the right side it could be off. The tolerance around that area is essential.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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Arrow How loose should it be???

Yup when I took it apart I broke out the manual again just to be sure it was assembled properly and it was.

Just how loose should the slipper be? Mine is pretty tight and I think that might be the cause of the problem. when I hold on to the front wheel and let power through to the motor it turns the gear without any visible slipping.
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Yup when I took it apart I broke out the manual again just to be sure it was assembled properly and it was.

Just how loose should the slipper be? Mine is pretty tight and I think that might be the cause of the problem. when I hold on to the front wheel and let power through to the motor it turns the gear without any visible slipping.

so loosen it. it's a easy try.
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