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    Diff grease # off hand

    Does anyone know the part # to the grease that the diff comes smothered in by chance. I need to pick some more up and can't find the right #.
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    Any good grease will work synthetic etc just don't use too much.
    I use Sullivan's dry ice. Goes on wet and leaves a Teflon coating when it dries

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    The Traxxas part # is 1647.
    I use Advance Auto Parts #2 Extreme pressure lithium grease.
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    Thanks guys for the help Much appreciated. I have to fis a buddy's merv since he has a busy week.
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    the diff should not be smothered in grease

    if it is, your diff is either leaking fluid, or someone put way too much in there.....

    there should be a light coat of grease on the gears, but definitely not smothered

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    This one was smothered for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    This one was smothered for sure!
    then your diffs are probably leaking

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    His was stripped so I ordered him a new ring gear and bearings since one was shot too.
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    Gotta say I respectfully disagree. I read all these posts about people shimming diffs because they stripped. Mine were smothered from the factory, and when I redid them I smothered them. Have not had any diff problems at all.

    They should not be packed.
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    I fill the inside of the diff about 3/4 full of silicone diff oil maybe a little more. The outside around the ring and pinion I put a very light film of grease. Anymore than a light film will just get flung off and attract more dirt. If you pack the bulkhead around the diff with grease your truck is going to become a greasy mess in very short order as the bulkhead is FAR from sealed. I've seen more than a few MERV's opened up for the first time ane none had the bulkheads packed with grease.
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    I'm just gonna aplly the same amount that the old diff had on it. First time i've actually had to open the diff case in any of our rc's. Thanks guys.
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    You can even run them dry, I've found it leaks a bit enough to cover the ring gear
    I just hate the fact that any dirt/sand will find its way in there since its not sealed 100%
    Choice is up to.

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    I put a bead of silicone around the bulkhead. I never get dirt in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    I put a bead of silicone around the bulkhead. I never get dirt in there
    No, you just get exploded metal on the inside

    Hehe. You da man 50. I also seal the outside.

    Like I said packed is bad. Liberal application is good.
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    No kidding. All that work to keep dirt out and all I get is metal instead!

    Before when I put grease and sealed it up with silicone it worked fine

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