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    Zip Tie on the carb question

    I broke in my TRX 2.5 engine. I did the after run clean up, but the only way to get the rubber air filter piece off was to cut the black zip tie. Do I have to put on a new zip tie or can I run the truck without one?

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    If it fits snug on the carb then should be no issue.
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    That zip tie is there just to lock the filter onto the carb. I have mine set just tight enough to allow me to remove and install it off without cutting the zip tie.
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    Thanks You!

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    Cool... Thanks!

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    I never use zip ties in my 3.3 engine. It never comes close to coming off

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    I never use zip ties in my 3.3 engine. It never comes close to coming off

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    I've watched it happen in bad crashes...

    It's bad enough to handle the structural repairs of a crash... It really sucks when the nuch of the air fileter pops off and it sucks up some dirt.....


    I use them religiously and have watched the neck pop off not just TMAXX's with the support on them, but Buggies, truggies, street nitros..

    Zip ties are cheap, engines are not.
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    Thank You!

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