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Old 06-25-2010, 06:05 AM   #2551
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...a little leakage in one of my diffs as well...brand new.

I`m trying to find the Orange Serpent colour (limited stock of paint in the shops here in Norway).
I`v bought 5 different ones, and they all are awful.

Can anybody guide me to the correct colour.....

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not sure if this is the colour your after, i will look at the bottle in the morning for you, it is Faskolor paint, not sure if you use this ? but here is a sample, Cheers, Patto.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:19 AM   #2552
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Hi!
Looks to be quite similar to the colour on the logo on Serpent homepage.
Have not seen Faskolor in any of the shops in Norway.
But as I said, the stock in the shops are very limited.

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...a little leakage in one of my diffs as well...brand new.

I`m trying to find the Orange Serpent colour (limited stock of paint in the shops here in Norway).
I`v bought 5 different ones, and they all are awful.

Can anybody guide me to the correct colour.....

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i never used a diff long enough to notice any alignment problems. i did notice some with a car here at the WA states. was a lack of use of the plastic spacers between diff and bearings. a spool is a nice fit and guides the belt better. with the diffs, i really think its the design that catches people out.
when assembling them, diff fluid gets in the tubes where the screws go, and fills them up, and when the cases compress, if you have the pulley on it, a fair bit of diff fluid gets caught up. i really think its a weapage of the diff fluid coming out around the screws, and leaks down to the joint if left sitting for a while in one spot. i have used sealant on the diff o ring, and i try to clean out the pulley screw side of oil, as i think it compresses so much and stresses the plastic tubes as well when fitting the remaining screws for the pulley. Just my thaughts , regards, Patto.
Thanks guy's, will try to take more notice next time i have stripped and rebuilt the diff using sealant and so far no leaks. i did have one leak whilst i was looking at it before i put it in the car. Cheers
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:10 AM   #2555
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...a little leakage in one of my diffs as well...brand new.

I`m trying to find the Orange Serpent colour (limited stock of paint in the shops here in Norway).
I`v bought 5 different ones, and they all are awful.

Can anybody guide me to the correct colour.....

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I use the tamiya fluor orange. As does a certain M Salven. So that might be he "official" Serpent orange
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Thanks guy's, will try to take more notice next time i have stripped and rebuilt the diff using sealant and so far no leaks. i did have one leak whilst i was looking at it before i put it in the car. Cheers
One thing i done that has helped me with leaking diffs is making sure that there is no excess flashing of plastic at the end of the tubes that the screws go into. i found they were slightly uneven on my diffs which caused the diff housings to not seal against eachother properly when tightened. i carefully dremelled a small amount of excess flashing from the end of the tubes and since doing this my diffs have not leaked at all.
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Though not practical but I was thinking if serpent could make a metal diff casing? What u guys think? Would be a nice piece of machining
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To make sure ur diffs don't leak be sure the screws don't touch because the screws will push the housings apart if they are too long.
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Though not practical but I was thinking if serpent could make a metal diff casing? What u guys think? Would be a nice piece of machining
Yes.. i agreed... one time investment too. i don't like leaking here & there. To ensure that, i always changed the diff casing and gasket when i replace the diff oil.

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One thing i done that has helped me with leaking diffs is making sure that there is no excess flashing of plastic at the end of the tubes that the screws go into. i found they were slightly uneven on my diffs which caused the diff housings to not seal against eachother properly when tightened. i carefully dremelled a small amount of excess flashing from the end of the tubes and since doing this my diffs have not leaked at all.
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To make sure ur diffs don't leak be sure the screws don't touch because the screws will push the housings apart if they are too long.

Thanks for the help guys looks like i'm on top of it now.
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Thanx for helping.
Ass. colours are now orderer.
Great forum!

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Old 06-27-2010, 08:16 PM   #2562
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hey guys,

I bought a used 733 and it did not have the battery. Anyone know where i can order one. I tried looking on serpent's website but i can't find one.

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I bought a used 733 and it did not have the battery. Anyone know where i can order one. I tried looking on serpent's website but i can't find one.

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Any standard 5 cell NiMh, Life or LiOn battery. Same batteries that fit the Mugen, Kyosho, Xray....

AMain, RCmushroom, ebay, etc, etc everyone sells them.
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Regarding the leaking diffs, for $5US a diff housing, I just replace them every 2 or 3 meets.

You need to be very careful not to over-tighten the diffs as this deforms the rubber gasket which causes the leaks.
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