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Old 05-16-2016, 07:46 AM   #3961
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Who makes good carbon fiber shock towers for the 3.0 still?
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:50 AM   #3962
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Who makes good carbon fiber shock towers for the 3.0 still?
JC sill has the front: http://www.jconcepts.net/shop/jconce...-f-shock-tower
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Thanks for the link. Decent price and the geometry looks more durable
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:46 AM   #3964
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Sick of destroying the stock wing. Maybe this will hold up better. I know, it's heavier, I don't care.

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Nice sleek look! What r u using for the wing now?
Molded 1/8 scale wings usually hold up amazingly well for me
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That is the wing I'm using right now. The other one wasn't cracked or anything, just a little bent and hacked up, still usable though. I just like making stuff.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:25 AM   #3967
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Just wondering on how you did this? I have a castle 1/8th scale system and cant fit my esc in the original place in front due to the wires being too short. I would like to place it exactly where you have yours. Thank you : )
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Does anyone have a problem with their center diff leaking?
No matter how many times I change it and put fresh gaskets and seals on it it still slowly leaks.
I use Mugen 5000 oil in the center diff btw
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Does anyone have a problem with their center diff slowly leaking?
No matter how many times I change it and put fresh gaskets and seals on it it still slowly leaks.
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Does anyone have a problem with their center diff slowly leaking?
No matter how many times I change it and put fresh gaskets and seals on it it still slowly leaks.
I've been running Losi 1/8th scales for years and the diffs don't leak on me to the extent I have fluid coming out anywhere. I'm sure some fluid is coming out because when I rebuild diffs they are never as full as when I assemble them, but not enough leakage that fluid is visble on the outside.

It is possible you might have a bad case or gasket or seals, but it is also possible you are just not building them correctly, and that is hard for someone to diagnose over the internet.

For the gasket, you can try a trick people sometimes used on SCTE diffs: Get some of the blue silicone gasket sealer from a auto store, "dilute" is with a mineral solvent (I used lighter fluid) and paint the gasket on both sides. When it dries, you will have it coated with additional sealant the should help seal the diff.

If the problem is the outdrives, you might consider using Associated RC8B3 outdrives number 81008. I haven't assembled a Losi diff with these yet but the measurements I took so far seem to indicate they will interchange with Losi parts. But these outdrives have room for a second O-ring (where the Losi's only have a groove) to seal the diff. That might work.

BTW, the reason I have the associated outdrives to begin with is I wanted a center diff with a larger plastic spur gear than Losi makes. Associated makes a 48. It looks like the RC8 diff will fit a Losi though I haven't tried it yet so I am not sure. Of course the 3.0 doesn't really have room for the larger center diff gear than Losi makes - I was wanting it for a 2.0.
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I've been running Losi 1/8th scales for years and the diffs don't leak on me to the extent I have fluid coming out anywhere. I'm sure some fluid is coming out because when I rebuild diffs they are never as full as when I assemble them, but not enough leakage that fluid is visble on the outside.

It is possible you might have a bad case or gasket or seals, but it is also possible you are just not building them correctly, and that is hard for someone to diagnose over the internet.

For the gasket, you can try a trick people sometimes used on SCTE diffs: Get some of the blue silicone gasket sealer from a auto store, "dilute" is with a mineral solvent (I used lighter fluid) and paint the gasket on both sides. When it dries, you will have it coated with additional sealant the should help seal the diff.

If the problem is the outdrives, you might consider using Associated RC8B3 outdrives number 81008. I haven't assembled a Losi diff with these yet but the measurements I took so far seem to indicate they will interchange with Losi parts. But these outdrives have room for a second O-ring (where the Losi's only have a groove) to seal the diff. That might work.

BTW, the reason I have the associated outdrives to begin with is I wanted a center diff with a larger plastic spur gear than Losi makes. Associated makes a 48. It looks like the RC8 diff will fit a Losi though I haven't tried it yet so I am not sure. Of course the 3.0 doesn't really have room for the larger center diff gear than Losi makes - I was wanting it for a 2.0.
Wait so what should I spray ontop the gasket?
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Wait so what should I spray ontop the gasket?
Not spray. Paint with a small brush.

Get this or something similar: https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...-gasket-maker/

Then put some on a non-porous surface, mix in mineral solvent until it is the consistency of thick paint, and paint one side of the gasket. When the stuff on the gasket is dry, do the other side.

Also, think about why you might be having this problem when the great majority of others with this car do not.
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I chewed up the plastic spur and ordered the metal one, LOSA 3552. AMain is out of them, but EBay has plenty.Is there a way to make the shocks plusher, and not rebound so hard? My rear springs seem to be too stiff compared to the front. I really do not want to do the forward battery mod, but the local fast guys have, or moved on to the 4.0!
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Not spray. Paint with a small brush.

Get this or something similar: https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...-gasket-maker/

Then put some on a non-porous surface, mix in mineral solvent until it is the consistency of thick paint, and paint one side of the gasket. When the stuff on the gasket is dry, do the other side.

Also, think about why you might be having this problem when the great majority of others with this car do not.
So first of all are we talking about that blue marker that's at the top right?
Secondly I've never had a problem with a diff leaking before problem 50+ times as I know what i am doing/

Only think I can think of is running the 5000 Mugen oil in he center that might. W too thin
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:38 PM   #3975
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So first of all are we talking about that blue marker that's at the top right?
Secondly I've never had a problem with a diff leaking before problem 50+ times as I know what i am doing/

Only think I can think of is running the 5000 Mugen oil in he center that might. W too thin
Well, if you've build that many with no problems, one would begin to suspect a bad case.

I see no reason 5K Mugen oil would be too thin - I run 2K in my truggy rear diff and it is the same diff case.
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