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Old 10-15-2002, 07:02 AM   #1
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Can anyone let me know what weight oil is used in the front and center diffs in the kanai mp7.5? I want to add fresh oil and dont have the tcd oil that comes with the kits but I have a vast variety of other silicon diff oils. Could I get away with using mugen diff oil? and what weight? The rear diff is a standard diff which I used 3000 mugen diff oil.....
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If they are the lsd or tcd diff you need the red or black oil only. Other diff fluids do not work with the lsd or tcd diffs. These diffs work on a different principal thus the different oil used for them. You can get it either from Tower or National RC.

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So there is no compatible oil to use in them?
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the oil in the lsd diffs is not a silicone based oil. if you use silicon you will destroy the gears. the closest thing to lsd oil is like a tranny fluid.
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So maybe like a 70-90 weight oil. Kyosho support is useless, no help what so ever.......I ordered the "special" tcd oil but I still think there has to be something compatible.
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I wouldn't waste the time to try and find something similar. The stuff that is meant for it works very well
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I dont understand why a silicon based oil would distroy the diff...Please explain....
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I dont understand why a silicon based oil would distroy the diff...Please explain....
The fluid is the thing that 'locked' the lsd. If you're using silicone oil the gears would just slip instead of locking.
I've tried lsd/lsd/700 the buggy was kinda understeering entering corners. Now, I'm running lds/5k/lsd, the buggy is faster and much more stable than before.
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Can anyone let me know what weight oil is used in the front and center diffs in the kanai mp7.5? I want to add fresh oil and dont have the tcd oil that comes with the kits but I have a vast variety of other silicon diff oils. Could I get away with using mugen diff oil? and what weight? The rear diff is a standard diff which I used 3000 mugen diff oil.....
if you're running lsds on your kanai, you need to use the lsd oil that comes with the kit. there are two types of lsd oils, the black and the red ones. i personally favor the red over the black.
i've been running the red oil for a little more than a month (every weekend i race the buggy), and when i opened the lsd last night, the oil was still in reddish color.
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So you took the rear diff (standard) out and put it in the middle? and the LSD diff in the rear end....
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yeah, that's what i did.
you gotta have a smooth throttle finger to run that setup, though.
(thank god, i was an electric racer b4)
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Try 3 LSDs!!! Oh boy does she handle well!!!

I've got the car set up so she doesn't turn in all that quick, but reach the apex and you can just nail the throttle and the car just holds the line, perfectly neutral under power. Only really works for flowing tracks with sweeping corners though...
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their are actually 3 different "thickness" of lsd oil. their is a thick and thinner red oil and the waterery black oil. I am runnin 3k front and 7k center and lsd with black in the rear. This is a setup I got from Dave Mettal and for me it works very well..
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for a wide open and flowing track, i detune the steering on my buggy, so the buggy a bit understeers entering corners.
on a tight track, i prefer the buggy to be fish tailing a little. aggresive steering on/off power that is required to negotiate turns.
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