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dhutch
04-04-2004, 05:40 PM
what oil/grease should i use for the gaer box of my max ST (steel and plastic gears)

- and should i use any think on the bearings?


thanks daniel

Tl-01 dude88
04-04-2004, 08:22 PM
I use my associated stealth lube on anything.

Tl-01 dude88
04-04-2004, 08:23 PM
ohh about the bearings, I would spray them with motor spray down until they're clean and put a drop of trinity no friction royal bearing oil.

dhutch
04-05-2004, 03:55 PM
I use my associated stealth lube on anything.

yeah, i use the associated stealth diff lube on the diff, you use it on the whole box?? - but that stuffs s

- is simple moly grease, or teflon cycal grease OK (cos its cheaper :p )

dub-c
04-05-2004, 04:10 PM
I was going to ask this question also since the diffs on my TC3 need to be rebuilt. Will Moly grease work?

dhutch
04-05-2004, 06:43 PM
well, im acutally using moly grease ATM, and it seams ok, any one know anythink!!

dhutch
04-07-2004, 06:16 PM
should i swap to somthink more designed for the job (expesive)

- anyone???

TC3Racer
04-07-2004, 11:57 PM
you dont have to fill the gearbox with the stealth lube.... just coat the teeth of the gears. That way it will mesh better and have less metal to metal contact. Less friction and the car will run more efficiently and quieter, also.

dhutch
04-08-2004, 10:51 AM
you dont have to fill the gearbox with the stealth lube.... just coat the teeth of the gears. That way it will mesh better and have less metal to metal contact. Less friction and the car will run more efficiently and quieter, also.

yeah, thats about that i've been doing with the moly grease, I'll have ago with the stealth next time i stip the box

thanks daniel

KTRTS
04-08-2004, 11:45 AM
ermm, I wouldn't use moly grease where diff grease is needed. It will create more friction and therefore more heat...

AreCee
04-08-2004, 04:34 PM
Team Associated recommends using a small amount of Stealth Lube on the ring and pinion gears inside the transmission case for the TC3, just enough to "wet" the gear surfaces.

aramis
04-08-2004, 06:28 PM
I have used Aerocar Super Speed lube for years.It is super thin,and wont fly off.Later,Jeff

dhutch
04-25-2004, 08:54 AM
also, i was looking into diff grease, for making a ltd slip diff arangment

- what weight should i start with, about 5k??

Maxxcrazy
04-25-2004, 10:26 AM
I use 30,000*** diff oil in my maxx's diff. It works good.

For grease on the gears, I use wheel bearing grease for 1:1 cars. It works very good, the tranny is super smooth. I basically filled the tranny with this stuff, it works great.

dhutch
04-25-2004, 10:51 AM
I use 30,000*** diff oil in my maxx's diff. It works good

OK, i'll try that :p
- is it better with it, (is it worth the cost:p)

thanks, daniel

Maxxcrazy
04-26-2004, 08:25 PM
Its worth the cost, the heavy oil provides a posi setup. Posi traction increases performence in 1:1 cars by a lot so why wouldn't it work for RC cars?

Spoon37
04-27-2004, 05:48 AM
the only problem I've ever known with that kind of diff lube is when people try to use it in non sealed diffs - e.g. Tamiya TXT/Juggy diffs where it works great untill it all leaks out.....lol

;)

dhutch
05-01-2004, 06:40 PM
lol, (the MAX ST diff is sealed - right)