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    Question shock oil and diff oil weights & other questions related

    can anyone tell me what is the weight of the oil used in the summit's shocks (standard)

    how about the front / rear diff? does it use use oil or grease? whats the weight of the lube to be used there?


    how often should the shocks/diff's be rebuilt


    do you have to use the genuine traxxas lubes?can you use lubes from say losi or associated?

    can you use fully synthetic products like "mobil 1"

    thanks

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    Here is a link to the Summit parts list on this site, http://www.traxxas.com/PDF-Library/5607_parts.pdf

    The Shocks use 30 wt

    The rear diff uses 110k wt

    I don't think it matters what manufacturer brand you use although some labeled differently. all these products are made of silicone oil I would avoid things not made specifically for rc cars.

    I recently used team associated 120000wt diff oil. in my rear diff.
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    I'm using 45wt from team assosiated for the shocks
    Mountains cant stop me
    they have tried

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann
    I'm using 45wt from team assosiated for the shocks
    I have been meaning to beef up my shocks, with 45 or 50. just to darn lazy
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    thanks guys for the info. but the other main question was the use of mobil 1 fully synthetic products? can it be used instead of silicon based products?

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    most 1:1 automotive oils have detergents and chemicals used to clean the metal insides of a cars engine, I dontthink they will do well with plastic shocks and rubber o-rings. But motor oil is kept in plastic bottles - hmmmmm - but I would still pony up the cash for the real silicone shock oil. save $2 now pay $20 later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinger30
    thanks guys for the info. but the other main question was the use of mobil 1 fully synthetic products? can it be used instead of silicon based products?
    How would you even guess what oil to put in where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir522
    most 1:1 automotive oils have detergents and chemicals used to clean the metal insides of a cars engine, I dontthink they will do well with plastic shocks and rubber o-rings. But motor oil is kept in plastic bottles - hmmmmm - but I would still pony up the cash for the real silicone shock oil. save $2 now pay $20 later.
    ah ha...ok, you have answered my question then, i will forget about mobil 1 and use the silicone stuff instead

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