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Old 09-05-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default What grease where ??

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What grease should I use where on my RC cars
or does it not matter...

ceramic, moly, cera/boron, FLUOROPOLYMER, anti wear, axle grease
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Diff Grease: In between the diff ring and the diff balls.
Moly: Thrust Bearing
Anti-Wear: On the outdrives if you don't have blades on your driveshafts.
Axle Grease: On the cup that attaches the driveshaft and the drive axle.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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The grease you need usually comes with the kit.

Bearings should be oiled not greased. There's specialised oils sold by hobby shops and I am not cognisant enough to recommend anything else.

About grease, the diffs need two different kinds of grease (those that come in the kit). One is silicone grease (white, waxy), the other is a thicker, stickier grease. The white one goes on the large diff balls, the other one goes on the thrust bearing/balls. Tamiya calls the latter "antiwear" and this is what they recommend on driveshafts as well.

As for silicone grease you can get the industrial grade (I get the Molykote brand, perhaps there are others) and that's way cheaper and will last you a lifetime so you don't have to skimp when rebuilding diffs.

Ceramic grease is used on gears and again comes with the kits. You can get it in larger tubes from hobby shops.

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Old 09-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Diff Grease: Schumacher
Thrust Bearing: Associated Black Grease
Shock O-rings: Green Slime
Diff Rings on outdrives: Tamiya Hard Grease
For anything else KY Jelly
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I use stealth lube for the diff - black grease for the thrust bearing and that's it.

No grease on the universal joints, bearings, or anything else. Lube just attracts dirt and fuzz and causes more wear problems.

Get metal shielded bearings from Fast Eddies for $1 a piece.
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