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    Ah, yes. I think that is a good idea. I might...

    Ah, yes. I think that is a good idea. I might just stock up on the rod ends (part #8646) and save myself a load of money. Rear chassis brace is next mod to be done this weekend.

    Cheers,
    Delirious.
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    Push Rods (#8618) & Toe Links (#8638)

    Hi All,

    So Iím looking to stock up on some parts in anticipation of future breakages. I read a lot about broken push rods and toe links however which one is more common in failure? I donít want to...
  3. You, Sir, are a genius. Either that or I'm just a...

    You, Sir, are a genius. Either that or I'm just a half wit. I did say I was new to this game didn't I? Anyway as you correctly suggested I hadn't realised or noticed that the motor shaft has a flat...
  4. Doh! Just seen exactly where you put the washers....

    Doh! Just seen exactly where you put the washers. Might try that as it should leave me enough space to then line the pinion and spur up properly. Now just need to figure out why the pinion keeps...
  5. I’m using the stock Traxxas pinion and spur. ...

    I’m using the stock Traxxas pinion and spur.

    Interesting comments re putting the washers behind the motor plate. Did this not just make the motor plate protrude further from the motor therefore...
  6. Thanks for sharing and good to know I’m not the...

    Thanks for sharing and good to know I’m not the only one with the issue with a brand new e-Revo. It took me a bit longer to recognise it was a motor issue as I originally thought I’d just stripped...
  7. So. Almost there. So close now. Took the truck...

    So. Almost there. So close now. Took the truck out for a test drive and the pinion gear keeps coming loose. The grub screw can't hold it tight enough against the shaft of the motor. I've tightened it...
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    Thanks for all the tips guys, useful info. Looks...

    Thanks for all the tips guys, useful info. Looks like I’m going to need to get myself some varying different lubricants and sprays.

    Cheers,
    Delirious.
  9. Guys, All done. Picked up the new EZRUN 4274...

    Guys, All done. Picked up the new EZRUN 4274 motor today from the LHS and this evening I slotted that in. Tested the motor and the gear mesh and all appears to be running fine. All sounding smooth...
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    WD-40 Where to Apply & Where Not To?

    I read so much about WD-40 and how good it is all over the truck. Softenís hard plastics to make them more durable, lubricates parts, forces water out of water sensitive areas. Can even be used to...
  11. I’d been wondering whether that was normal or not...

    I’d been wondering whether that was normal or not too. Good to know it is. This forum is a fountain of knowledge and is teaching me so much on a daily basis.

    Cheers,
    Delirious.
  12. Quick update: Returned the 4268 motor to the...

    Quick update:

    Returned the 4268 motor to the LHS today and told them I had not run the truck since the motor was not right. They apologised and said they’d happily swap it out for the 4274 which...
  13. Perfect. 4274 it is then. That'll be this weeks...

    Perfect. 4274 it is then. That'll be this weeks project. Only thing is I take the family on holiday for two weeks from Thursday evening onwards. I'll have the truck ready to rock and roll and then...
  14. OK. Thanks, all. I'll head the advice and resist...

    OK. Thanks, all. I'll head the advice and resist the overwhelming urge to run the truck. I'll take the motor out this evening and return it at some point in the week and ask them to swap it for the...
  15. When you get it and activate make sure your phone...

    When you get it and activate make sure your phone battery, transmitter battery and truck batteries are all full as it will take 30 minutes + to fully run and update everything. Who knows what would...
  16. I had the same problem with the truck refusing to...

    I had the same problem with the truck refusing to turn off. Like one of those ever lasting birthday candles. Just as you thought it was off it would spring to life again. Some how I perfect the exact...
  17. Hmm. Interesting. Between posting my last post...

    Hmm. Interesting. Between posting my last post and reading this, after getting home from the LHS, I read the included manual with the 4268 and it does indeed state that it is only suitable for 2 - 4S...
  18. Second progress update: So today I visited my...

    Second progress update:

    So today I visited my LHS, RC Mart here in Hong Kong, and the guys, as they've always been were legends. I took the full truck along and explained what had happened. They...
  19. Progress update: After waiting for 10 days to...

    Progress update:

    After waiting for 10 days to get the near impossible to obtain $3 spur gear (Part #6449) I managed to fit it tonight. The fitting went well and all was relatively smooth. I took...
  20. Thread: Run Times

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    I’ve never had the truck run long enough to get...

    I’ve never had the truck run long enough to get through a set of Traxxas 5000 mAh 3S LiPo’s. It keeps breaking. Currently waiting on the elusive $3 spur gear (Part No:6449) which is out of stock...
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    Seems I have a lot to learn here. I just use...

    Seems I have a lot to learn here. I just use Traxxas ID 5,000 mAh 3S LiPo’s with the Traxxas ID Dual Peak charger. What are the reasons for using other brand batteries? Is it mainly cost?

    Cheers,...
  22. I’ll feel lucky now. Last weekend I picked up the...

    I’ll feel lucky now. Last weekend I picked up the Bluetooth TQi adapter and installed. I too had to update the firmware before I could use it. Always nervous doing this but without updating it was...
  23. Thanks for the replies here guys. I will stick...

    Thanks for the replies here guys. I will stick with the plastic spur gear. I’ll pick up a couple so I have some spares although my LHS is currently out of stock.

    I’ll check on the spacer next...
  24. Yes. I think you are right I think the spur gear...

    Yes. I think you are right I think the spur gear is toast. I've just tried to re-mesh it to the pinion but no matter how tight it seems to slip.

    So the next question is does the part # 6449X which...
  25. Yes, brilliant, thank you for that tip. Just...

    Yes, brilliant, thank you for that tip. Just found that the cover is only held on as you say with one screw which I've just removed and I think I have found the problem. With the vehicle raised so...
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