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Old 09-02-2018, 08:35 AM
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Questions?? Oil changes: how often?

How often to change the diff and shock oil? Any rules of thumb?
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I change mine after every race. I actually rebuild the whole car after a race day, but I have OCD for dirt lol. If you are club racing at 1 day events you would be fine with changing after 3 or 4 club races. Pay attention to the temps outside as well as the length of your mains as that will thin fluids as well.

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I change mine after every race. I actually rebuild the whole car after a race day, but I have OCD for dirt lol. If you are club racing at 1 day events you would be fine with changing after 3 or 4 club races. Pay attention to the temps outside as well as the length of your mains as that will thin fluids as well.

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I really like this guys advice as Iím very similar! Some of us really like that new car feeling and you def notice a difference even if your only tearing your car down to clean out al the dirt. Personally my practice car I let drive for 3 days then tear down clean and replace anything that might need a change, then another 3 days then I replace all oils. My race car I literally tear down even if I drive it one day. It allows piece at mind that nothingís going to come lose or be over looked. Replace oils on a race car depending on what itís been threw, if itís hot and you have done a lot of long runs then u may need to change oils after a day but I usually go 3 days before oil changes because I donít usually drive my raw car when itís really hot out. Iím a fair weather driver. Still itís a really good idea to tear your cars down after any kind of long hard days you have put them three because your ride will feel really good the next time out. These little cars are affected by anything thatís not perfect, your rod ends should always move free(shocks turnbuckles anything that moves), your arms should move smooth as butter without the shocks on, drivetrain should roll super smooth and fir a long time, if your car feels like that after a rebuild expect a great day the next time u run. No point in investing time driving somewhere nd using your expensive car if itís not completely ready. This being my program I can tell you I rarely have issues with my stuff having stupid stuff happening I can just run it hard till Iím done.
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I change mine after every race. I actually rebuild the whole car after a race day, but I have OCD for dirt lol. If you are club racing at 1 day events you would be fine with changing after 3 or 4 club races. Pay attention to the temps outside as well as the length of your mains as that will thin fluids as well.

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Where do you race? There's no club in my area that allows nitro.
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every race day as well.
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Every race day at least. If time between mains.
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usually every hour of run time, more often if conditions are dusty, esp for shocks
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I usually change it every other race day, or after 2 hours for diffs, and an hour for shocks.
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These are some interesting replies. Does the "after every race day" rule apply to bashing RCs too? I was only 8 or so when I first got into RC and never changed anything! Now i'm in the process of getting back into things and i'm slowly realizing how expensive and time consuming this hobby truly is.
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I usually tear down after a gallon of fuel while bashing or when repairing. Whichever comes first. Race rig after every track day
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Have about an hour-1.5 hours on my fluids right now. Diffs were all dirty. One rear shock had some dirt in it. Other three shocks looked new, but changed everything anyway.
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I think I need to change my stuff sooner, been waiting too long according to others
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