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  1. #1
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    Question what traxxas greas to use for bearings?

    since i got my summit ive been using traxxas silicone greas(1647). and seen lithium greas pack on the wall of the lhs so started woundering what to use for my bearings.
    for the summit and it's nature(tried oil gets to dirty)in the dust pit

    also what other greases are offered by traxxas?(with part #### please

    also a side note i like the greas becuase it leaks out and makes a seal

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    I would say use WD-40 (can be gotten at most hardware stores). It is very thin. What you need to do is spray it on, turn the bearing so it goes in and then wipe off the excess. If you put thick grease on it actually slows down the bearing because it is so hard to move through.
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    look grease is a mud magnet check out this guy showing us how it's done on traxxas bearings and avoid wd 40 it'll prevent your oil from staying put just go to your lhs and ask for some motor cleaner and they'll know what you mean
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_yhucQjFBg
    or just use motor cleaner then use a dry lube like this
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...6#ht_500wt_922
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    (vxl guy greas is a mud magnet)ive experienced the complete oppisite and what has happened for me is the greas acts as a guard when it comes out. then makes a seal around the bearing(in about 1-2mm thick dirt). as with that i have never got dust in my bearings that way

    then again i pack the bearings till the greas come out the other side but i still clean off the greas before i install them back on the truck

    it's just what ive always used from the begining

    just whanted to know what would be a better greas

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    Definately don't use wd-40 its not lubricant its a water dispersant. Grease will make bearings slower as compared to bearing oil but it really should matter to the summit that isn't race truck.

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