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Old 02-13-2012, 02:49 AM
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I have a Traxxas Jato, and I replaced the stock plastic transmission gears with aluminimum ones, and I managed to strip these within 30 minutes of running (apparently the aluminimum ones are 100% junk).

I have a set of hardened steel ones on the way, and I was wondering if I need to put some kind of oil or anything in the gearbox? I tried asking of at the Traxxas forums, and no one answered.

The stock plastic ones require no oil.
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Originally Posted by Mind_Reader7 View Post
I have a Traxxas Jato, and I replaced the stock plastic transmission gears with aluminimum ones, and I managed to strip these within 30 minutes of running (apparently the aluminimum ones are 100% junk).

I have a set of hardened steel ones on the way, and I was wondering if I need to put some kind of oil or anything in the gearbox? I tried asking of at the Traxxas forums, and no one answered.

The stock plastic ones require no oil.
Metal gears need grease, aluminum or steel. The diff is the only place you would use oil.
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That's what I meant sorry, haha.

Any particulat type of grease?
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The diffs are normally filled with a thick silicone oil in the range from 30.000 up to 80.000, the thickness is determing the stiffness of the diff (force between left and right)
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
The diffs are normally filled with a thick silicone oil in the range from 30.000 up to 80.000, the thickness is determing the stiffness of the diff (force between left and right)
Thanks for the help, but I'm wondering what I should put in the transmission, not the diff.
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A few drops of 40 wt shock oil should suffice, Just enough to lightly coat the teeth.
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Originally Posted by Mind_Reader7 View Post
That's what I meant sorry, haha.

Any particulat type of grease?
What I use is an automotive grease made by Lucas Oil Products called "red n tacky #2". And when they say "tacky" they are not kidding. It sticks really well and you can get away with a thin coating and still do the job very nicely. I use it on the diffs on my Mugen 6T and the gears still look new.
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Originally Posted by Slider30250 View Post
What I use is an automotive grease made by Lucas Oil Products called "red n tacky #2". And when they say "tacky" they are not kidding. It sticks really well and you can get away with a thin coating and still do the job very nicely. I use it on the diffs on my Mugen 6T and the gears still look new.
I use that stuff on my diff ring and pinion gears. It's awesome stuff, definitely lives up to its name.
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+1 for Red N Tacky! Love that stuff.
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