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Old 04-06-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default I need some advice on belt driven cars

Is there a routine care of the belts on these kind of cars...any oil that should be applied and how often?
On road racing is a bit more harsh on the plastic parts of the car...is there a way to make them a bit "tougher-stronger"?
I say this because on off-road the tires have more profile and the suspension is softer so it absorbs most of the impact forces.On on road things are more violent i guess!!

What silicone oil thickness is the most common for on-road racing in the rear diff and how does it affect handling?
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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for belts a wipe off with some WD40 does the trick.
as for parts being abused that goes with teh territory
for silicone for diff recommendations check out a thread on the car brand or model you have.
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It's not in the list...i'm just looking for the general rule!!
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wipe the belt down as was mentioned and that's about it. Some of the belts like the front drive belt for example are very very hard to get at without taking the car apart. So I just run it. I try to spray a light cleaner in there and blast some air in to remove sediments. Otherwise it's maintenance free as far as belts are concerned. until they break or the teeth sheer off/wear down.
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And one more thing...what servo saver is the best from those that go directly on the servo?
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And one more thing...what servo saver is the best from those that go directly on the servo?
all the same to me.
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to tell u the truth i dont wipe my belts at all when i change them i either go in with a pick and wipe the grime off the pullies or just change them but never wipe the belts down
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