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Old 05-21-2004, 07:27 AM   #10966
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I used the Serpent Bearing Oil on the last time I changed the internal bearing of my Max. I used to use a thicker motor oil (Mobil 1) but I figured that the bearings only need lube during starting at low RPMs and that the fuel should already provide lube through the castor and synthetic lube after that.
Yes, of course How the heck do you get the bearings out though? The back one isn't so bad, I just put the engine in the oven, but I don't see how to remove the one inside the engine
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Old 05-21-2004, 07:33 AM   #10967
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Yes, of course How the heck do you get the bearings out though? The back one isn't so bad, I just put the engine in the oven, but I don't see how to remove the one inside the engine
Knock on a piece of wood ! Yes, when the crankcase is hot, just hit the crankcase on a piece of wood to dislodge the inner bearing out.
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Old 05-21-2004, 08:33 AM   #10968
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I was wondering if you can use WHITE LIGHTNING lube insted of the serpent one-way lube and the graphite Grease?
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Old 05-21-2004, 08:38 AM   #10969
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Knock on a piece of wood ! Yes, when the crankcase is hot, just hit the crankcase on a piece of wood to dislodge the inner bearing out.
How hot is hot? I took it up to 150 Deg C - do I need to heat it further?
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I was wondering if you can use WHITE LIGHTNING lube insted of the serpent one-way lube and the graphite Grease?
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I'm not familiar with the white lighting lube but the oneway needs VERY thin oil.

As for the graphite grease, the reason why people use it is because it's dry power based and does not attract dust. I do not use it but I use silicone lube and Serpent Bearing oil for general lubing. For ball diff balls and thrust bearings, I use the Mugen Super Grease.
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I was wondering if you can use WHITE LIGHTNING lube insted of the serpent one-way lube and the graphite Grease?
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Hmm, I'm not familiar with white lightning lube - maybe Marcos can help?
But the best grease for the Centax thrust bearing is definately the Mugen Super grease that stuff is really good - comes in a nice big tube, too
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Lemme tell ya one thing.. that super grease is very sticky, be careful!
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Old 05-21-2004, 08:52 AM   #10974
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Hmm, I'm not familiar with white lightning lube - maybe Marcos can help?
But the best grease for the Centax thrust bearing is definately the Mugen Super grease that stuff is really good - comes in a nice big tube, too
never used it i only used serpent oneway lube!
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Lemme tell ya one thing.. that super grease is very sticky, be careful!
That is very true - you only have to apply a very small amount to the thrust bearings. For the diff balls, Glen Cauley recommended to smear a little bit in the palms of your hands and then roll the ball bearings in your hands - therefore just applying a very small coating.

Also I can really recommend the Serpent bearing lube - I've lubed all my bearings with this and also all metal parts which pass through the bearings, i.e. the one-way, diff, middle shaft, etc. and now my transmission is silky smooth and really free Takes a bit more maintenance, but the results are worth it. Oh yeah and the for the dog bones, I use the bearing lube - see the FAQ for Rob Kuijper's tips on lubing
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Lemme tell ya one thing.. that super grease is very sticky, be careful!
Use it at the right places !
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Also I can really recommend the Serpent bearing lube - I've lubed all my bearings with this and also all metal parts which pass through the bearings, i.e. the one-way, diff, middle shaft, etc. and now my transmission is silky smooth and really free Takes a bit more maintenance, but the results are worth it.
You and crashed_1 can go hand in hand ! I believe he's priming up the car as we speak for the "big" day tomorrow !

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Oh yeah and the for the dog bones, I use the bearing lube - see the FAQ for Rob Kuijper's tips on lubing
Ummm, somehow I cannot find all his articles on mytsn... Perhaps all of his articles has gone with him to Kyosho !
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I was wondering if you can use WHITE LIGHTNING lube insted of the serpent one-way lube and the graphite Grease?
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I've used White Lightning in the past and its great for immersing bearings in after you've cleaned them. However, I later discovered that they also evaporate and leave a waxy kind of residue. Maybe its a different grade but I wouldn't recommend it for your Centax.
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