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Old 01-05-2007, 08:17 AM
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does your TRX 2.5 have an overheating problem?
Cause Im reading alot about 2.5s overheating ..What is that about .... WhAT FUEL DO YOU RECOMEND i USE for the 2.5 rustler?
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:00 AM
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his truck has never been to the shop. ran like a pro sicne day one. never had a bad one either
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:02 AM
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20% fuel in all my trucks. works liek a charm. anythign higher is too much for racing and too expensive. and yes 10-15% is cheaper, but will put more hurting on your engine. ive never overheated. and i run hard in the summer when its about 100 here. track temps get up to bout 110-120. never overheated. 2.5 or 3.3
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:35 AM
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maybe they just idle theres wrong or somethin?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:42 AM
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could be were they are running. could be their gearing. could be a malfunction in the motor. you have to have it idle the same on basically every motor. all engines idle the same. one might idle higher then another because of the truck its on or the clutch its using, but they all idle the same temp and speed basically. its all in the gearing and runnign conditions. or else a malfunction in the motor. something in the exhaust line maybe. too lean. way too lean. when you get your rusty, remember this. it doesnt kill to have your engine running to rich. but it kills your engine(literally) to have it running too lean. always make sure your truck has blue smoke coming from the pipe, idles fine, and has all around good performance. it needs to be able to grab hard off the line and still go wide open without cogging and sputtering.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:59 AM
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Thanx for that !!!!!! It is still freakin raining here man!
Well we can feel alot better off about ourselves we taslked somebody into a great MT... I dont know why Traxxas community outlawed me I never got in one loggin period. Much less sent a message. We would make great represenatives for TRAXXAS...
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:57 PM
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dont think we are smart enough bout it. we need to knwo more about how all the trucks run.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:01 PM
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Is the lifetime engine replacement plan free ? when you buy nitro vehicles from them?
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:23 PM
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im really not sure. i think if you trade for the same engine it is. i know goign from a pro.15 to a 3.3 was about $100. saved 40 bucks. so probly is if you are trading for the same engine
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Yhats what I thought! The plan comes with what you buy! Its part of the deal then!
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Was checking my shocks today and noticed one in the rear has a differant feel to it. All the others feel smooth when pressed in ... the one feels like a rub or hanging feelin to it! It is still holding fluid and it doesnt seem to be bent. Whats up?
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im not sure i understand exactly what is happening. does it seem like there is a grabbing feeling to it? kind of like it goes ok then hooks up and grabs or scrapes or something, then will get smooth again? have you rebuilt your shocks ever?
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Never rebuilt !! When I push up on it it feels rough like a rub.. When The shock tower broke I had to unscrew the shock cap and put it back on strait but ni fluid escaped
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:25 PM
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the only way fluid would make it stiff would be having too much. and you say rough not stiff, so its nothing with fluids. wipe the shaft down. check it very very closely to see if there are any scratches on it. if not, then try rebuilding the shock. you should probly rebuild all of them so the ywill be even in fluid pressure and stuff. im not real sure what could cause that. i wouldnt think the bladder would d othat. check the rubber bladder and the sealing o-rings in the bottom and top. make sure everythign is in line. if all that is right and ti still does that without any scratches on the shaft, rebuild it and make sure the shaft isnt bent.
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