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Old 01-08-2012, 09:51 PM
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I am brand new to RC. I am trying to fix an Emaxx for my kid. Upon opening the gear box, the plastic cover in front of the twin motors, I found no grease in the gears. It is necessary to have a little grease in the gears? thanks.

I am sure I will be back for lots more questions.

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:11 PM
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yes there should be some lubrication in there for longevity sake
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:20 PM
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yes there should be some lubrication in there for longevity sake
Thanks, any automotive grease will do?
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Hello,

I am brand new to RC. I am trying to fix an Emaxx for my kid. Upon opening the gear box, the plastic cover in front of the twin motors, I found no grease in the gears. It is necessary to have a little grease in the gears? thanks.

I am sure I will be back for lots more questions.

Jeff
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yes there should be some lubrication in there for longevity sake
HUH^?

Umm, NO! Do not run any grease on your spur or pinion gears. Those should be run DRY.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:38 AM
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+1 on no lube or grease on your spur and pinion gears.

My RTR MT came from the factory with no grease so I figured that the it's not required. I also recall reading somewhere (may have been in my MT's manual) that you don't lube up those gears.

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Coming from playing with big cars in my youth, I was thinking all gears need grease. Guess not, thanks. Almost smear a whole bunch on there this morning.
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