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Old 03-04-2003, 03:55 PM   #16
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Like I said check youre one way

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Old 03-04-2003, 04:06 PM   #17
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yes it is the one way on the two speed. If its slipped the first time you might as well toss it. Occasionally you can save one but it will invariably act up at the worst possible moment guranteed. 30 minutes into the main. What happens to them over time is microscopic dirt gets into the race and packs itself up against the rollers under centrifical force then the bearing starts to slip occasionally. Once it slips and snatches a few times it hammers out the housing slightly the rollers ride in.(it never works right consistantly after that) Once this happens its over and getting one clean inside is very hard to do.
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Old 03-04-2003, 04:35 PM   #18
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Yea what he said
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Old 03-04-2003, 05:18 PM   #19
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It looks almost surely to be a one way bearing problem.

I only just fixed such a problem 2 days ago. Installed a new one way bearing and car's good as new.

A good way to test is to rev your car while you're holding it up. At high throttle the wheels will seem to stop moving and when you let go off the throttle and the revs go down something seems to "click and lock" and the wheels start to rotate again.
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Old 03-16-2003, 09:37 AM   #20
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Hi Guys!
Thanks for all your reply!

I finally get rid of the problem. It's the one-way... but the problem seems to be some dirt in the one-way, after I clean it thoroughly, and lube it with the Sepert one-way bearing oil, the problem's gone now.

Happy RCing...
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Old 03-16-2003, 10:20 AM   #21
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Glad that you got your problem solved. Ultimately as others have said, you will probably be forced to buy another One-way bearing. Usually once they start to act up, it's a short matter of time before they fail completely, even if you clean and re-lube them.
To avoid the problem in the future, clean and re-lube the new one every few races and it should last just about forever that way.
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Glad that you got your problem solved. Ultimately as others have said, you will probably be forced to buy another One-way bearing. Usually once they start to act up, it's a short matter of time before they fail completely, even if you clean and re-lube them.
To avoid the problem in the future, clean and re-lube the new one every few races and it should last just about forever that way.
a one-way bearing is a very fine piece. washing of the oneway bearing is in the way to send small particles in to the unit and those small particles might have been trapped inside the rollers and shutters.

It is always your choice to wash it but this is just an advice.
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I also have an aversion to oiling them!
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Old 03-16-2003, 06:44 PM   #24
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Guys;

I SHOULD have said to FLUSH the One-way bearing out with some Motor spray. This should remove any contaminants. Then a dab of Moly Grease inside the rollers.
This has always worked great for me. It's when I didn't maintain them that I used to have troubles.

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Then a dab of Moly Grease inside the rollers.
Moly grease? Woow this is the first time I'm hearing that it can be used in a one way bearing. I know that all one way bearing oils are always the very thin type...
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Old 03-16-2003, 09:19 PM   #26
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It has ALWAYS worked good for me. I've tried oils before and they can wear off in one days worth of racing. With grease I can safely go a few weekends of races.

Note also, that Most Kits come with somekind of Grease for any One-way Bearings.
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I used to put some very thick diff oil to lube the roller in the One-way (someone taught me to), but somehow it seems the thick oil catch dust & dirt easier.

That's why I'm trying the 'One-way' bearing oil this time, seems good after 2 weekend of running.
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That's why I'm trying the 'One-way' bearing oil this time, seems good after 2 weekend of running.
Check to see from time to time that the one way bearing is not dry.
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Touch wood, i've never done a one way.... But i never touch them. Once i install them in the car, no touch!
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Touch wood, i've never done a one way.... But i never touch them. Once i install them in the car, no touch!
oh well. snake loves wet !
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