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Old 11-25-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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Tell us how you maintain your CVD's.

Here are a few questions coming to mind. Do you clean them, how often, and if so, what do you use? What kind of lubricant to you apply to them, or do you run dry? Do you replace worn parts, or use the CVD until completely worn out?
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:56 AM   #2
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I drive Tamiya cars, and maintain the cvd´s as recomended with the "Anti wear grease" from Tamiya.

I use yust a little bit of it. After assambling them i clean the outher area from the grease that they are not collect all the dirt from the track so fast.

The "AW-Grease" from Tamiya i can recommend becaues it is very sluggish, and if you maintain them after 1 or two race meetings the CVD´s last very long.

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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I just spray them out with brake cleaner and oil with a thick bearing oil. You can use grease but it's difficult to work it into the coupler and pin without taking it apart, with oil just one or two drops and it leeches coupler and pin very easily. As far as replacing worn parts, I only rebuild a CVD if it starts to get sloppy or developes a tight spot. Everybody does this a little differently though.
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I just spray them out with brake cleaner and oil with a thick bearing oil. You can use grease but it's difficult to work it into the coupler and pin without taking it apart, with oil just one or two drops and it leeches coupler and pin very easily. As far as replacing worn parts, I only rebuild a CVD if it starts to get sloppy or developes a tight spot. Everybody does this a little differently though.
That's exactly how I recently began maintaining mine. Glad to see someone else does this too. Grease may offer slightly longer long-term protection, but one weekend of racing still gets them dirty enough for cleaning.

Cleaning this way, Motor Spray | Blow Dry | Thick Bearing Oil, keeps me from having to unassemble the CVD's, and it only takes 10-minutes for all 4.
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I use a minimal amount of anti wear grease in my Tamiya driveshafts, then periodically I will flush them out and regrease.

Only use enough to lightly cover the pins, any more and you risk grit and fibres mixing up with them and grinding into the driveshaft
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I use the Tamiya AW grease on my TC5. But I have also used thick bearing oil too. I think as long as you keep them lubed they seem to work for a while. I check them about once a month or after every couple of track visits.
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Use high quality chain oil on spray. It's designed for high rpms, so it's perfect for CVD's. Gets in everywhere and lubs perfectly.
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Once ive built it I usually just spray the joint with Triflow bike chain oil....
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Once ive built it I usually just spray the joint with Triflow bike chain oil....
I was wondering if someone else used something like that... just for the heck of it one day I tried White Lightning chain oil. It seems to work pretty well.
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all i use is tamiya anti wear grease and it seems to work great

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I put a short length of shrink tube over the rear CVD and use chain oil. Shrink tube acts like a dust boot and keeps almost all the dust/sand/c**p out. My rear CVD and swing shafts are in excellent condition after I did this.

It does not limit the travel since the travel of the arm is unlike a buggy.


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I put a short length of shrink tube over the rear CVD and use chain oil. Shrink tube acts like a dust boot and keeps almost all the dust/sand/c**p out. My rear CVD and swing shafts are in excellent condition after I did this.

It does not limit the travel since the travel of the arm is unlike a buggy.


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I'm gonna try teflon spray, dries up and leaves a film of teflon on the parts.

Was using motorbike chain oil.
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clean them with alcohol....

re spray with WD 40.....


never broke one, replaced one due to wear, or had a set screw come out....
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