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Old 04-19-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Im new to R/C. I have a RC10 T3, and I just bought bearings. What, if any, oil/grease should I use. Can I use something like paintball gun oil. Its all synthetic and easy on plastics. If not, I hope theres something I can pick up locally (Hardware store, Lowes, auto supply, whatever). There are NO hobby shops local to me.

Any good guides available for installing these things (and general maintenance)? The truck came with NO instructions
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First thing to do is clean the bearings with motor spray then oil them.I personaly use Zubaks bearing oil wich you can buy online.I don't know much about paint ball gun oil so I can't answer if that is good to use or not.
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if your bearings are new and sealed, you shouldn't have to lube them at all.
the ones in my HPI nitro rush are original to the truck and have never been lubed in the 15 gallons that truck has consumed
does that mean they're as good as they COULD be?
absolutely not...
but does that mean they're worn out?
nope. theyre still in reasonably good shape
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Blasting bearings out and then oiling them just makes them wear out quicker and require more maintenance. I'd just throw the bearings in, you wont tell a difference AT ALL after a couple of runs, and they will last a lot longer too. I know because I used to blast all my stuff and they'd get gritty and nasty after 1 race night, now I just run bearings and leave them alone and they last seemingly forever.
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Default Uuuhhhh.........

NEVER LUBE EM?!?!? WOW, but, ok, if you guys say so. They are NEW and sealed. It IS a pain in the SEAT to clean em all.

If you dont lube them, is there any reason to take em out and clean them at all?

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All bearings that come to you are already factory lubed. They use a slimy grease. You are good to go .
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I always use oil on all my bearings.They spin forever.It only takes a few minutes to clean and reoil the bearings.The factory lube is not going to last forever.When it wares of you have metal on metal that is not good for a bearing.
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Also, if you use grease or something and race outdoors all it wil ldo it collect dust and dirt. After a race day I will get home, put it on the bench, spray bearings with motor spray and re-oil them with Trinity Bearing oil. Spin the tires to get extra off. And then when I race the next week I am all set.
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I just stick the new bearings in the way they come from the factory for off road. For on road you should/ definately should clean them out and oil them with a thinner grease because you can tell that your getting better performance. I also emailed Adam Drake before i built my AD2 and he said he doesn't. He says its more maintaince and theres no need to do so.
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considering it's a used T3, I was going on the assumption that it was a basher and not a racer. my Rush isn't a racer:P
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if you bought rubber sealed bearings, then just install them. if you bought sheilded bearings then remove the sheilds and remove the grease and oil them. you can remove sheilds with a
x-acto knive. there is a small clip holding them in.

for oil, go to a skateboard shop if there is no hobby store near you. use their lightweight oil.
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OOoooookay, I got them in.......am I supposed to have "extras"? I have 7 leftovers. Should I feel stupid?

It may all be in my head, but, I think I can see and "feel" a difference.

Since I only know one other guy with a comparable vehicle (Rustler), I guess we would have to be considered "bashers". But, this is only my INTRODUCTION to R/C, so, we would like to approach it with a modicum seriousness. So far, we just want to start something local, and see where it goes.

Now, I have GOT to figure out how to get more steering.
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Slow down to get more steering! LOL
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did you install new bearings in the transmission, too?
should be 6 in there.
How about the bellcranks? my AE cars (well, my GT does, but that's thanks to MIP) don't have bearings in their bellcranks though...
hmm, that's an odd one, at least you have spares
as far as getting more steering, NO stadium truck has much steering on-throttle.
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My friends Rustler turns MUCH MUCH better than my T3. He can even do donuts. I should definately have more than I do.

Should the spring nut on the spur gear be tightened all the way? Thats the way I found it.

I did put 4 (2 big, 2 small) in the trans housing, and 2 directly into the middle gear. Theres 1 or 2 in the differentiall also, correct. I thought there should be, but, could not figure out how to open the diff up. Any suggestions?
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