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  1. #1
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    Cannot top the leaking :(

    I have the slash PE, have run it 3 times an the track (jumps were not smooth...) and twice as speed runs. My front left shock leaks, so does my center diff, and so does the front diff. What can I do about this? Is it just my truck being broken in or do I have a problem?
    Thanks for any advice.
    PLEASE do not PM me and immediately go offline :p

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    Visually check that the diffs are undamaged. Rebuild the diffs, check to see it the seals are cut or torn or even present and replace where necessary, ...my center diff was misiing an o-ring and a washer.

    There are also shock rebuild kits.

    This stuff is not high-end, high-dollar equiptment. Somtimes things start leaking and need to be fixed. It's not that difficult to work on. Dont be afraid to crach her open. Just take it apart and look at it.

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    if your shocks are leaking at the top try using some teflon plumbers tape around the threads.works wonders.
    PROJECT BAJA PEDE

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    recovering from hosp visit (8 days froma infection from a surgery 5.5 weeks back
    Off subject but hope you are back to 100% soon dtnel. I have had a similar experience and it was no picnic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted
    if your shocks are leaking at the top try using some teflon plumbers tape around the threads.works wonders.
    I will try this, tape helps for everything.

    Good luck dtnel.
    PLEASE do not PM me and immediately go offline :p

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    I've got big bore shocks and mine leak sometimes. I've been using the teflon tape trick for a while now. It DOES help out quite a bit!
    Paul Valenti

    Slash 4X4 #25 (Mark Jenkins)

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    check and make sure the o rings aren't broken
    Paul
    Slash 4x4

  8. #8
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    if you know british cars... your Slash is just marking its territory.

    Some of of the RCs on my shelves need drippans... and if they stop dripping,
    that just means their sumps are dry & i gotta topup before running again.

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