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    Post #6 HERE...

    Post #6 HERE outlines the very exact thing you are describing.

    I've since moved to injecting heavy gear oil and it works; but as you have pointed out, seepage is going to happen. It cleans up...
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    This is looking to be an option as well and at...

    This is looking to be an option as well and at the two minute mark is where he starts showing what it is:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-p-Pa3mJPs

    The link to buy it is in his video...
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    Hello Lifteddirtymax and Welcome to the X-Maxx...

    Hello Lifteddirtymax and Welcome to the X-Maxx forum! :)

    I have various threads that outline this problem but I will direct you to one that has a solution that worked for me.

    Here is a link:
    ...
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    O.K. - I'm positive you would be right on this...

    O.K. - I'm positive you would be right on this and it was just a spur of the moment thought and decided to see what you had to say anyway. You never know if someone tried it until you throw it out...
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    In this picture where the red arrow is pointing...

    In this picture where the red arrow is pointing to the flat spot on the shaft; I had to cut a small piece of shim the exact width of the flat spot and the length of the pinion hole to wedge between...
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    New Testing with a new motor and new pinion.

    So I finally got that new motor in today. USPS lost the first one; so a big shout out to Honesthobby for sending the new motor by FedEx!

    https://i.postimg.cc/7YhbFYQP/New-Motor.jpg

    First of...
  7. Just make sure you look up the I-40 road...

    Just make sure you look up the I-40 road conditions particularly between Johnson City/Knoxville and Morristown because they always seem to have a patch of I-40 in shambles every single month of the...
  8. Since I was in the Navy, I have been known to go...

    Since I was in the Navy, I have been known to go over 7,500 nautical miles just to have a cold one with friends. The flight distance between Maryland and Tennessee is about 600 miles and the driving...
  9. By all means, I agree there are many factors that...

    By all means, I agree there are many factors that were not documented about his fire incident, and as far as your participation in the threads I linked, I never meant to imply you had answers to the...
  10. He did tell us in the very first post that he ran...

    He did tell us in the very first post that he ran the dickens out of the thing for a year and twelve days. What more operational history could you want? I mean after all, he was the first one I saw...
  11. Hey Nickerz, nice post! I also couldn't be in...

    Hey Nickerz, nice post!

    I also couldn't be in more agreement about Traxxas support being beyond stellar! I have never been turned away, treated disrespectfully or even told that I was wrong by...
  12. Here is that other thread that you replied in...

    Here is that other thread that you replied in ReglarGuy that I was mentioning:

    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthread.php?9089993-Xmaxx-catches-on-fire&p=6514030#post6514030

    rizz0d replied also...
  13. That isn't entirely accurate. There was someone...

    That isn't entirely accurate. There was someone on here who posted a video a while back of him walking beside his X-Maxx just getting ready to start the run and just at walking speed the darn thing...
  14. I am also aware of the real dangers presented...

    I am also aware of the real dangers presented when certain orders are ignored or circumvented under protest as we also had to sign off on every single move we made on ship in the Navy below decks in...
  15. Well actually, if you recall correctly, we don't...

    Well actually, if you recall correctly, we don't get "Owners Manuals" anymore; we get what is called a "Quick Start Guide". A person has to actually go online to look up any possibility of ever doing...
  16. O.K. - Let me stop you right there. I noticed...

    O.K. - Let me stop you right there. I noticed that not just in this paragraph, you keep stating: (IMO).

    ReglarGuy, you and I are both knowledgeable enough to understand and know the difference...
  17. On the other hand, it makes you wonder why they...

    On the other hand, it makes you wonder why they went to the 1200XL motor (1275KV) on the newer 8S versions instead of sticking with the 1600XL motor. I still say the 1600XL motor is a 6S version...
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    Looking back at it now, I'm pretty positive you...

    Looking back at it now, I'm pretty positive you are correct because it wouldn't make sense for a tire and wheel combo like the Badlands with all its hex hardware to weigh less than a belted tire with...
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    There are the belted option tires: ...

    There are the belted option tires:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Powerhobby-Raptor-XL-Belted-Tires-Viper-Wheels-4-Traxxas-X-Maxx-6S-8S-24MM/303391059116?hash=item46a3842cac:g:1DEAAOSwnRZe8ob8

    I...
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    That is definitely better than having to replace...

    That is definitely better than having to replace the sensor!

    Keep those batteries at indoor room temperatures unless the garage can be heated to stay about 65F~75F or so.

    Enjoy the truck!
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    I hear you Gripdog! I never meant to imply...

    I hear you Gripdog!

    I never meant to imply that any answer here was insufficient to any extent. I have a tendency to overstate why I believe parts are breaking on this truck as a venting measure...
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    A correction is needed here. I meant to type:...

    A correction is needed here.

    I meant to type: Traxxas introduced the Cush Drive on the 8S models to replace the slipper that was originally provided on the 6S trucks supposedly to reduce drive...
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    Only if you like not being able to turn sharply....

    Only if you like not being able to turn sharply. I was using it as an example to amplify how important it is to have a differential in the front because the inside wheel on the turn has to rotate at...
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    To further add to this complex issue about the...

    To further add to this complex issue about the self-righting feature having its toll on drive train components, one has to look at the intended purpose of what the center differential was all about....
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    By any chance did you notice if the receiver box...

    By any chance did you notice if the receiver box light was flashing red as well? The reason I ask, is because the motor temperature sensor can go bad and reduce throttle to 50% as well. It is some...
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