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Old 08-22-2007, 12:50 PM
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Anyone willing to explain why no threadlock is a good thing?
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:58 PM
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Because the excess thread lock was getting on the couplers and binding them up in the axle.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by olev View Post
Anyone willing to explain why no threadlock is a good thing?
Thread-lock on the thread is great, but it doesn't work well on the barrel and ball...LOL The first batch of CVDs came with thread-lock all over the pivot parts
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by olev View Post
Anyone willing to explain why no threadlock is a good thing?
All ya gotta do now is take the screw out, apply threadlock yourself (carefully) install the screw again, oil and go. I had a few CVD's before that I have a feeling they just dipped into a huge bucket of threadlock rather than putting it on the screw itself lol.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:08 PM
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what do u guys use to lubricate ur cvd's?
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:10 PM
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Just a drop of bushing oil.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:22 PM
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Sup all I will get to run the mi3 for the 1st time 2mar I plan to run 19T and stock at iic ...What motor do u feel i need to start setting it up with...19t?
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RT76 View Post
Just a drop of bushing oil.

Bushing oil? Is that better protection/ lubrication than using tamiya anti-wear grease?
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:01 PM
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Bushing oil? Is that better protection/ lubrication than using tamiya anti-wear grease?
I think the oil is lighter and keeps things moving free
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by aus jd 2703 View Post
what do u guys use to lubricate ur cvd's?
I use a couple drops of the Schumacher "Giga Lube"
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:06 PM
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Sup all I will get to run the mi3 for the 1st time 2mar I plan to run 19T and stock at iic ...What motor do u feel i need to start setting it up with...19t?
The Orion 19 turn has been looking pretty fast, gonna try mine out in a couple weeks to get ready for the IIC myself.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:27 PM
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OK, I agree that threadlock should stay where it belongs, not be all over the place
As for CVD lubrication, I have tried different stuff over the years and for the last couple of years I've been using Valvoline motorcycle chain lube (white stuff):
http://www.valvolineeurope.com/index...47d58d6b33e616
Easy to apply with spray bottle, doesn't fly away easily and doesn't attract too much dirt like normal oils do.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:52 AM
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I have been using graphite powder...dirt does not stick to it like oils do
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Originally Posted by Jochim_18 View Post
OK guys I need some help I've been a YOKOMO guy for the past 7 years of RC racing. I've been running the YOKOMO BD going on 3 years. But I think It's time for a change And I'm really looking at this car as my new tourer. Please help me decide.
i too WAS running the BD for around 3 years, had lots of wins, and loved the car, however when i saw the Mi3 it was just so damn pretty i bought one for the shelf, then i drove it, fastest lap after 3 weeks with the yok was a 12.7, fastest lap first time out with the Mi3 12.4 wanna guess which one is on the shelf now.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:35 AM
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Now that Paul and Adrian are gone I was wondering who is managing the USA Team?

Seaball? :P
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