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Old 03-24-2012, 07:03 PM
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Is there a video of completely taking apart a losi 2.0 on the web somewhere.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:40 PM
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probably not, but a manual is very close to a video at this.....
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:27 PM
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What are you trying to accomplish by taking it completly apart?
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I have know idea. I am a newbie and heard guys take their car apart after each race. Just wondering what i need to do
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:43 PM
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use your manual.... and take it slowly
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:31 PM
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Don't lose anything. I remember when I first got a Losi, I raced it, took it apart, tried to re-assemble and that stupid spacer that goes between the front bulkhead and steering top-plate disappeared. This can obviously happen with any part from any brand, so take your time and be precise.
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This can obviously happen with any part from any brand, so take your time and be precise.

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:05 PM
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Simple rules as you take screws and nuts place back in the disassembled items. Place parts in sections front middle rear use zip lock bags. Makemsure you have some common replacing parts its a waste of time to take things apart not have replcaments if something needs addressing. Use your camera phone take pics of complicated items as reference.

If your going to race you must learn as some stated take our time start with the rear once done move to the center once done move to the front.
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And you don't take the whole car apart! Otherwise you'd have 3000 parts on the table.

For example, (and you may vary a bit) ...

Take out radio tray and engine/pipe. Set aside for separate cleaning with NO water used. Degrease and wash the rest, blow out well with air. Now you have a very clean rolling chassis.

Remove just the front end and disassemble it, keeping all screws laid out in order. Change diff oil / bearings / inspect, whatever you want to do. Then reassemble it. Now you have a whole front end on the table, and the 4 screws to re-attach it to the chassis. You can screw it back onto the chassis at this point if you want.

Same with centre dif, and rear end.

Now you have rebuilt / cleaned / checked (whatever) the main components and all you have to do is screw on the front diff (with arms/shocks etc attached), screw on centre diff assembly, and rear end. Back there you started.......

Refer to the manual whilst doing it though, as some bits go on a certain way (even if they look like they are symmetrical are not!) and some cars use slighly different length screws in different holes, and they look almost the same til you check the manual
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Tore mine down for the first time yesterday and changed the diff oils and bearings. Its pretty simple, like others have said go from one end to the other and not all at once. I took everything apart, cleaned, changed oil and put everything back together in about 3 hours. I had the manual there for reference. Get some diff oil and bearings before you start taking it apart because if you are going through taking it apart might as well change them out.
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Thanks for help guys. What bearings are you replacing?
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Center diff,F/R diff,Carriers,Spindles. Those are the main ones you would replace if need be. Clutch bearings as well. Just use your own judgment on when to replace if they feel gritty then its that time.

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