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Old 07-11-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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They tell you to use it within their kits in the outdrives of the diffs and the drive cups on my ta05-isf. I did exactly that, but all it's been doing is collecting debris, and I don't even see a need for it. I've used mip cvd's for offroad rc's without any of this anti wear junk. Is it really needed? And what's a good way to remove it? It's a pain to get rid off..

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Don't use it, it's a waste of time. I'd try acetone if you have some.
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agreed, useless. I build my CVD's bone dry.
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I always wondered that as well, my old TA02 never even provided any of this AW Grease stuff.

After reading this I went and cleaned out all the AW Grease out of my car. I found it abit weird that in the manual (unless I missed that part) it only said to apply the grease on the wheel side and not on the diff side.

It's all cleaned out now so all is well. The way I did it was pull everything apart, get rid of as much as you can with paper towel, it should take away most of it. To get the residue out of the cup thingys, I used a Q tip. Then I just took all the parts put it into a bowl of warm water, added some dishwashing detergent and scrubbed it with an oil toothbrush. Rinse and dry with paper towel. Came out sparkling.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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Great! If anyone needs me, I'll be prying apart my car.

On a more serious note, did you guys also notice the outdrives are plastic?? They must not last too long, especially against brushless power..
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Yup, there is a stainless hop up for it.

I am going to keep using the kit ones, if/when they do break. Then Iíll go for the stainless ones.
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I've found that AW Grease is great for packing inside the thrust bearing of the ball diffs. My thrust bearings seem to last forever (I don't mod race though) as I've never had to replace one. I do build my CVD's and suspension balls with the stuff, and simply wipe away the dirt with a swab as it collects. No biggie.

In non-race applications it's great to coat the diff bevel-gears in cheaper cars to give a little limited-slip action. This really transformed the way my old Hotshot put power to the ground...
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