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Old 12-30-2012, 04:17 PM
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What do I need to do a full maintenance to the car (Rustler VXL)?

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After asking in more places, this is what I came up with. If you know anything else that I should add here please let me know. I wanna know other options as well. Maybe I can help other beginners like me!


Shocks oil
- 30wt(off-road) to 50wt (on-road)

Differential grease
- Silicon grease
- Black grease
- Mobil 1 synthetic grease (auto store)
- Green grease (OFNA)

Transmission grease
- White Lithium grease (#5148)

Bearings oil
Clean with RPM bearing cleaner + brake cleaner (auto store)
- Gun oil with PTFE
- Thin motor oil (preferably synthetic)

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:32 PM
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Use this in your diff. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ack-Grease-8cc

Shocks http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...k-Oil-30wt-2oz

Bearings http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...earing-Oil-2oz

As for the plastic it driy it off with compressed air, then spray it down with WD40. Pull all the hinge pins and spray them as well. Youll need to pull the bearings out as soon as possible, because they will rust and seize rather quickly. Blow them out and reoil them.
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If you don't race, don't worry about using rc products except for the shock oil... and in my bashers i used 50+ weight shock fluid. I do not think your diff comes with fluid in it just some grease and you can juse any grease you got around your house, ie wheel bearing grease or something viscious like that but does not need to be filled. As for the bearings even in my race vehicles i just pheunamatic tool oil!! And that has been working great for many years and chances are you already have that too!!!
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Originally Posted by BOG View Post
If you don't race, don't worry about using rc products except for the shock oil... and in my bashers i used 50+ weight shock fluid. I do not think your diff comes with fluid in it just some grease and you can juse any grease you got around your house, ie wheel bearing grease or something viscious like that but does not need to be filled. As for the bearings even in my race vehicles i just pheunamatic tool oil!! And that has been working great for many years and chances are you already have that too!!!
I don't race but I like to keep everything in shape. I've made a few runs in snow and water and even if I clean it after I still believe that I may need to do some extra.

I am just interested in what people use in general and I thought we can put a nice list so that others can get help too. I've made a lot of searches on google for what others use as diff grease, bearings oil, shock oil and I was not able to get a clear answer. I know that most people use whatever they can get but I am looking for products that prolong the life of the parts and I would rather spend some money now on good products than using whatever and having to buy replacements!
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Much more green slime for the o rings, ae shock/ diff fluids, Ae grease, kalgard for cleaning and Much more bearing oil.
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Much more green slime for the o rings, ae shock/ diff fluids, Ae grease, kalgard for cleaning and Much more bearing oil.
I don't understand!
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I update my finds so please let me know what other options are there. I wanna know more and maybe with this I can help other beginners like me!
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Originally Posted by cristian9509 View Post
I don't understand!
Much More is a company name and I think they are referring to the brand name so

Much More Green Slime
AE Shock Oil
AE Black Grease
Much More Bearing Oil, etc

Muchmore Racing
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Originally Posted by 2canSAM View Post
Much More is a company name and I think they are referring to the brand name so

Much More Green Slime
AE Shock Oil
AE Black Grease
Much More Bearing Oil, etc

Muchmore Racing
LOL. You are right. I had no clue what he was saying there!
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Originally Posted by cristian9509 View Post
LOL. You are right. I had no clue what he was saying there!
LOL - Been there done that. The first time somebody told me to use much more green slime. I was like "Dude how much more?!" Needless to say the track got a good laugh out of that.
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Ahh! I stand corrected then, Thanks for clearing that up.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:35 PM
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What's the difference between Traxxas Diff Lube and Traxxas Silicone Grease



I see a lot of people using the Silicone grease for the differential. Why wouldn't they use the Diff Lube?
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Any synthetic oil is good. It won't turn to black crap in your bearings. They can handle more heat than other oils.
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