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    Brand new Stampede 4x4 VXL differential leaking?

    Just bought my Stampede VXL 4x4, and after my maiden voyage with it I noticed oil or grease all over one of the rear drive shafts right next to the rear differential. I'm assuming it is either a faulty part, or a faulty seal of some sort. What do I need to explain to Traxxas when I call them tomorrow to get this fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh05magnum View Post
    Just bought my Stampede VXL 4x4, and after my maiden voyage with it I noticed oil or grease all over one of the rear drive shafts right next to the rear differential. I'm assuming it is either a faulty part, or a faulty seal of some sort. What do I need to explain to Traxxas when I call them tomorrow to get this fixed?
    Thanks folks!
    Its not uncommon for a little grease to escape but if its allover this is another story.
    Traxxas is great when it comes to taking care of things like this, simply give them a call and explain just as you posted.
    You may want to take it for a few more runs to see if it continues, if it was slightly over filled it will push itself out when the grease gets hot.
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    Mine did this when I bought it new, eventually all the grease came out then I put xo1 gears in.

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    Here are some pictures of the oil leaking out. I guess to be honest I don't know if it's "a lot of oil" or not, cause I don't know how much of an overfill or leak on first use could be normal. Still, seemed like a lot to me on a new truck, and only on one side.

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...psa3f2b487.jpg

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...psf27fabb6.jpg

    Good Side, no oil leaking-
    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...ps743506e7.jpg

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    Eh, as long as the truck is running fine, and the diffs arent 'clicking' i'd run it as is. If its over filled some extra will leak out.

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    little leaking is pretty common. nevermind.

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    Looking at your pics things look just fine to me.
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    As the guy's have said that's normal dude but every few months take the diffs out and do maintenance on them like replace worn bearings and diff oil.......peace
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    Those blue seals seem to wear out in my diffs after a while and I find blue specs all in my oil next time I change the oil if it's been a few months
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    Before I rebuild my diffs a give the blue diff seals a go over wiw some graphite grease and it helps seal them better....peace
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