Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya F104 Pro! >

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Like Tree12Likes

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Old 06-10-2011, 02:29 AM
  #5386  
Tech Apprentice
 
Luosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 59
Default

Hi guys, I'm having trouble with the plastic diff in my F104. Like normal I took the wheel off, put it back on and went to set it up again, however something has changed and it no longer functions like normal, the two rear wheels lock together straight away, and I can't do anything about it. I've tried everything, cleaning it, re-greasing it, re-assembling it, but I can't solve it....any ideas???

And yes, I will be getting a pro shortly...
Luosi is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 02:38 AM
  #5387  
Tech Regular
 
kneedeeppow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: new zealand
Posts: 307
Default

Originally Posted by robk View Post
You have 2 ways to go- X1 or buy a F60 or McLaren kit and put a couple things on it, like the split top deck, heavy pivot, shock, and maybe pro diff. The pro black or pro are great, but I'm starting to think that the split deck, heavy pivot, and FRP lower are a big advantage. So you're paying for stuff that may not do you a lot of good.
+1. smart man this robk fellow
kneedeeppow is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 02:46 AM
  #5388  
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 7,191
Default

Originally Posted by Luosi View Post
Hi guys, I'm having trouble with the plastic diff in my F104. Like normal I took the wheel off, put it back on and went to set it up again, however something has changed and it no longer functions like normal, the two rear wheels lock together straight away, and I can't do anything about it. I've tried everything, cleaning it, re-greasing it, re-assembling it, but I can't solve it....any ideas???

And yes, I will be getting a pro shortly...
Check your spring washers
InspGadgt is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 04:41 AM
  #5389  
Tech Apprentice
 
Luosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 59
Default

Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Check your spring washers
Tried that, didnt work
Luosi is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 04:57 AM
  #5390  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
mattwoodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: perth / australia
Posts: 2,747
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Luosi View Post
Hi guys, I'm having trouble with the plastic diff in my F104. Like normal I took the wheel off, put it back on and went to set it up again, however something has changed and it no longer functions like normal, the two rear wheels lock together straight away, and I can't do anything about it. I've tried everything, cleaning it, re-greasing it, re-assembling it, but I can't solve it....any ideas???

And yes, I will be getting a pro shortly...
the spur gear or something in can only be inserted in one direction or the spacing is all messed up i know that i have seen this before with somebody else diff assembly when they were having trouble
mattwoodcraft is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 05:05 AM
  #5391  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
mattwoodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: perth / australia
Posts: 2,747
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

whats the advantages of the heavy rear pivot post how much weight does it actually add to the chassis ? i have ordered one to try now i actually didnt know they made one
mattwoodcraft is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 09:37 AM
  #5392  
R/C Tech Elite Member
 
JayL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 3,098
Default

I shoegooed 25g lead under each of the side pods for the electronics. works like the heavy pivot but more like a f103 with the weight transfer
JayL is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 05:30 PM
  #5393  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (22)
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 8,045
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by JayL View Post
I shoegooed 25g lead under each of the side pods for the electronics. works like the heavy pivot but more like a f103 with the weight transfer
Smart man
robk is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 05:31 PM
  #5394  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (22)
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 8,045
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Luosi View Post
Hi guys, I'm having trouble with the plastic diff in my F104. Like normal I took the wheel off, put it back on and went to set it up again, however something has changed and it no longer functions like normal, the two rear wheels lock together straight away, and I can't do anything about it. I've tried everything, cleaning it, re-greasing it, re-assembling it, but I can't solve it....any ideas???

And yes, I will be getting a pro shortly...
Go to the manual and check the bevel washer configuration. If you reverse this, the diff locks up easily and feels like crap.
robk is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 05:41 PM
  #5395  
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,511
Default

YYes .... I have my new F104Pro Black Special Edition on order. :-)
Now the fun will begin.......
Getting a" WolfPack" Lips battery for her. Does everyone run them? Couldn't find any other Lips that fits??

Getting son Pit and Tamika tires too........

BM
British Menace is offline  
Old 06-10-2011, 07:10 PM
  #5396  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: on the edge of insanity
Posts: 86
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Anyone using the 3racing one piece t-plate/rear pod plate? I just put on the 1.3 one without the center pivot screw and it seems like there is a lot more compliance in the rear suspension than the soft Tamiya t-plate. Hopefully I'll get to try it out Sunday after work and see how it does.
Jeff D. is offline  
Old 06-11-2011, 12:56 AM
  #5397  
Tech Apprentice
 
Luosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 59
Default

Originally Posted by robk View Post
Go to the manual and check the bevel washer configuration. If you reverse this, the diff locks up easily and feels like crap.
I've put these washers in just like it shows in the manual, but its still no go. Is it possible these things can wear out? because I am convinced they are the problem...
Luosi is offline  
Old 06-11-2011, 04:45 AM
  #5398  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
mattwoodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: perth / australia
Posts: 2,747
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Jeff D. View Post
Anyone using the 3racing one piece t-plate/rear pod plate? I just put on the 1.3 one without the center pivot screw and it seems like there is a lot more compliance in the rear suspension than the soft Tamiya t-plate. Hopefully I'll get to try it out Sunday after work and see how it does.
hi Jeff this was the first option i put in when i first tried things out i have the 1.3 mm in mine and the rear end was heaps better and i have since been trying other buts and bobs and they all make a big difference with every small adjustments and tips from other people here
mattwoodcraft is offline  
Old 06-11-2011, 12:53 PM
  #5399  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (13)
 
cheROK1212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Noneyadammy
Posts: 571
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by kneedeeppow View Post
+1. smart man this robk fellow
He's 'aight.
cheROK1212 is offline  
Old 06-12-2011, 08:51 PM
  #5400  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (9)
 
RonF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 278
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Is there anywhere to get the frp top and bottom plates for the pro? Or do i just loosen some screws to get it to flex? I have a soft t plate, and will look at other adjustments on my new (used) pro.

Havent driven it yet, but here soon.
RonF is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.