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Old 10-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Guys, have you ever replaced your thrust bearing from your centax clutch bell to a 5x10 Flanged bearing? Mine is moving like crazy. I know its shims,. But i tried and gave up and just put flanged bearing. What do u think? Thanks
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Guys, have you ever replaced your thrust bearing from your centax clutch bell to a 5x10 Flanged bearing? Mine is moving like crazy. I know its shims,. But i tried and gave up and just put flanged bearing. What do u think? Thanks
I ran my Mugen MTX3 for at least 2 years without a thrust bearing.
I had the same problem.
I changed clutch bells, thrust bearings, engines so many times, I gave up.
No one believed me that I was running without a thrust bearing until I pulled the clutch bell off and showed them
I have not had that problem sense though.
My MTX4R, and all of my 1/8th scale cars run a thrust bearing.
Still dont know why the MTX3 would not work with a thrust bearing even though I changed bearings, bells, engines many times.
If possible, find a good sealed flange bearing to keep the dirt out.
I say go with what ever works.
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Thanks for your opinion. Mine is serpent 720. Ran kyosho vone and never get this kind of trouble.
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I too ran the mtx3 without a thrust bearing for a long time and it worked fine. I had too many fall apart so I took it out and put in a thick washer that I got off someone on ebay. When I got the mtx4 though, I decided to give it a go again and would grease it before every race day and never had one fall apart since.
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I use brass washers, no problems since then.

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i've been using the same thrust bearing since day 1 on my cars...no problems at all.

maybe should check yr clutch settings. too large the end play would bust yr bearings usually.
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