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Old 10-29-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Anybody ever have their M8 get just a little sticky at the neutral point? My car will slowly walk whichever way I last turned when I come back to neutral and it makes the 1/12 hard to go down the straights on the track.

Just curious if it is a simple fix and I should attempt myself or if I should just send it in?
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Jbrow1- Seems a few of the local guys have that issue. I think it is just the spring in the wheel is just tired. You can order the spring from Airtronics or send it in if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself.

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Anybody ever have their M8 get just a little sticky at the neutral point? My car will slowly walk whichever way I last turned when I come back to neutral and it makes the 1/12 hard to go down the straights on the track.

Just curious if it is a simple fix and I should attempt myself or if I should just send it in?
If it is only doing it with the 1 car and no others , I would say it is the servo saver on the car not the radio..............
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Butter, thanks : ) I was wondering if it could be the spring. I'll have to look into that.

Slotmachine, I disentegrated my saver this afternoon and it still did it with a new one. Was pretty funny sight though . I started noticing it in my offroad cars this summer though as well.
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Jbrow1-Np..anytime. Goodluck
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Jbrow, try pulling the wheel up just a bit

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clean out the bearing , you have to take apart radio to do however...
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Slotmachine, thanks for your input as well. I had thought the saver was getting weak before and then I destroyed it during a qual. It did track a bit straighter after the new one but still wasn't perfect and I had noticed it before in my offroaders.

Wild Cherry, I'll have to look into that. I had it apart last night just to see what was what. Got the face off and that was about where I stopped as I didn't want any springs poing-ing out at me. I did tighten the tension screw some which seemed to help some. I have in the past lightly blew around the wheel with an air compressor and that seemed to help some as well.

I think I'm just going to send everything in and get the radio tuned up, and my spek rx's updated when I don't plan to race for a week or two.

Thanks guys for your input.
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