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Is there a guide on what to do for maintenance?

Old 08-23-2004, 12:20 AM
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My car's old, and i think it needs maintenance. I've tried cleaning the gearbox, and that gets realllly filthy!
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Clean out all the electronics
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I would go through the whole car once a week after racing, make sure things are moving smoothly, clean it off with a brush or air hose, make sure all pieces are present and not damaged.

If you do not do this it might get you in the but. It did me a few times and cost me races and $$$ becasue I could have avoided it if I looked a little harder at the car.

I only rebuilt gear boxes or diffs if there was a moving problem or once a season. Taking things apart too much is going to lead to slop and sometime damage.

Just keep your eyes open for things that do not look right and ask other racers if you race what they do.

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Old 08-25-2004, 04:49 PM
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cleaning the entire r/c kit is a must to avoid some minor problems while racing.. You can easily detect w/c parts needs replacement co'z while cleaning the car you can check parts by parts. just be carefull on dismantling your car parts to avoid misplacing the parts and use only proper hand tools so that you wont damge the screws and allen bolts...
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Is there a guide on what to do for maintenance?

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My car's old, and i think it needs maintenance. I've tried cleaning the gearbox, and that gets realllly filthy!
What kind of car is it?
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:46 PM
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Your instruction manual should give general guidance for maintenance. Always keep your car and electronics clean, and away from mud and water. Get an aircompressor, or at least bottled air in a can (computer store) to blow away the dirt.
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by DC5R
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yup! its a bit old tamiya series model... so does it still have its mechanical speed controller and the mechanical steering?.. you really should take extra care in cleaning those parts... I got my Tamiya TA03R in the shelve just a souvenir as my first r/c car setup it to a trf pro racing...

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I race off road and after every race, I spary off the car with an air-compresser then take a tooth brush and get off all the crud buildup from the last race.
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i have a few links for you to learn how to maintain your car....

go to this maintenance of your GP car...

BEARING MAINTENANCE

but it also can be use for EP cars though... not all of them.


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