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Old 05-17-2004, 06:07 PM   #10666
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what are the most common hop ups done to the mtx3?
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Old 05-17-2004, 06:23 PM   #10667
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hehe, i posted in the wrong forum, sorry
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:29 PM   #10669
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You should be shot for that ! Hey, are you still keeping the 710?
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:44 PM   #10670
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hehe sorry ,


yeah i am keeping it for now, I still havent fully made up my mind.

although the 710 is quite fragile, I do like how easy it is to work on and the solid dif..
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:45 PM   #10671
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i wanted to know, what can I use to clean my bearings? what is also good to relube them ? i cant seem to find serpent oil
You could use a motor spray or a dedicated nitro cleaner to blast off the dirt from the bearings. Serpent has a bearing oil. Part number is 1682.
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:53 PM   #10672
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Just checked - the bearing on the bottom of the conrod (where is joins the crankshaft) has disintigrated the conrod then went on to take chunks out of the crank case and the resulting shards of metal damaged the liner and the piston......looks like a right off to me
Hey Mark, yup. The bronze bushing thingy on the conrod is nasty when it disintegrates. It splatters all around in the engine and will sand blast the button head and piston top. How bad is the piston and liner? Sometimes they could still be used.

Take off the whole engine and give it a thorough wash with a nitro cleaner. If possible, take off the bearings too. Use a heating plate. Check and see if they are gritty as a result from that incident.

If they are, then you need to replace them as well. I don't know how much you can get the individual spare parts and how much they can add up too. Perhaps since NovaMega engines are difficult to find, you could try the Novarossi route or the JP FX engine. You can try HK online shops. They may be cheaper.

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Old 05-17-2004, 08:57 PM   #10673
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what is a good gear combination for a high speed big track for the 710?
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Just checked - the bearing on the bottom of the conrod (where is joins the crankshaft) has disintigrated the conrod then went on to take chunks out of the crank case and the resulting shards of metal damaged the liner and the piston......looks like a right off to me
wow!!!!!!!
i better check mine too...hopefully its not the scary sight like yours.
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Old 05-17-2004, 09:01 PM   #10675
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I currently run a FT NTC3 although after being disopointed as how litte it was better than the first car
FT NTC3 only a little better? I thought they were good. Well...

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1)Who stocks parts online in the US?
2)Can you get CVD's?
3)What wears/breaks? (IE, what should I stock up on)
1) I think somebody else replied to this already. You could also venture into the online shops in HK. They MAY turn up cheaper for parts but I doubt it.

2) The only one available at the moment is from 3Racing. They actually have a bad rep on quality and durability but from what I hear, the CVDs are not too bad. But then again, replacing them when they bend can be costly. Serpent is suppose to come out with the CVDs. Don't know when. So for me, dogbones is still the way to go. More rugged and durable.

3) I suggest you take a look at the 710 FAQ. Look up markp27 as he is the caretaker of the FAQ. You can also download that FAQ off Serpent 710 product site int he downloads section.
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Sound like that Mugen hit the clutch deadon and actually pushed the crankshaft into the engine, causing the piston not to line up with the sleeve. That's the only way to explain the broken clutch bearings and conrod bushing and the damage to piston and sleeve.
That was what I was thinking too... The clutch / crankshaft must have take a hit. I knew something was wrong when both bearing broke. I had the same thing happen to me but turn out the crankshaft was bent !

When the engine internals are moving pretty fast, a slight tap to misalign it can cause a lot of things.

Mark, can you see if there are scratches as a result from the conrod on the engine backplate?
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I was running the #2106 SX-12 SS 3 Port nice engine!
Yup. It is a nice engine indeed. I had a bad incident on my NovaMega 2104TMS 5 port engine too. The circular clips that holds the crankpin on top of the piston jumped out and made a deep scar on the piston and liner !

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i wanted to know, what can I use to clean my bearings? what is also good to relube them ? i cant seem to find serpent oil
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Old 05-17-2004, 09:11 PM   #10679
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Something went big style in the gearbox/engine deparment after the hit yesterday - the clutch shoes shows signs of wear just in one spot I think I'm going to replace the clutch bell, gears and bearings of the centax whilst I'm about it - oh man is this going to be expensive
You can check if the clutch bell is warped. Spin in on the crankshaft with a new set of bearing in to see if it wobbles.

I'm surprise to hear that the crankshaft is straight after the incident.
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Old 05-17-2004, 09:12 PM   #10680
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Yesterday I when to the track and try this set up and it was amassing, the car was excellent, I improve the timing by 1.2 second because in the curve I could go faster (very technical two chicane), in the straight it was very fast.
Cool ! I guess you found the lottery ticket ! Gearing and clutch setup plays a lot of importance. Glad it worked well for you.

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In our club we are only three Serpent and 11 Mugen, I can say that after this week end the Mugen gays where really concern.
Did I hear gays right?

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I have install in the 710:
Complete set of CERAMIC BOCA BEARINGS
The NOVA MAX 5P
Tuned pipe-set Inline M12 TP05 Outlaw
Ellegy 40 with Disk front 6 rear
Futaba S9550 for Th. & St.
Receiver Futaba R203 HRF
Radio 3PK
Drive-shafts front & rear Part: 808220
Wheel axle front & rear Part: 801214
Brake disk stainless steel ventilated Part: 801345
Shock-body alum. Front & rear
Shock membrane soft & Foam inserts (4) Part: 909446
Shock Seal-Shim Alu (4)part: 909408
Jose, pretty impressive stuff with ceramic bearings and all ! That's about what I got in my car as well except for the ventilated disc (mine is 9606). I do not have the wheel axles and dogbones as yours and of course, my bearings are just the stock rubber sealed Serpent ones.

Anyway, I would not use the shock seal shim. I believe that only helped when the rubber membrane was off different design. Since the running changes they made to it, I was told that the shim was no longer needed. Just thought I should mention it.
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