Just wondering what kind of lube you guys recommend for bearings. I have the stock wheel bearings that came in the 1/10th 2wd slash. Also would I use the same for the vxl motor bearings? Is there specific I should use or something I can easily pick up locally?
the stock wheel bearings are seal so they don't need lube, I hit them with a shot of WD40 for good measure after I go though water. the VXL motor I have no clue,
For bearings, I use automotive heavy duty bearing grease
SLASH IS FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Auto grease on exposed bearings? You don't collect everything on them? Or do you just open and pack? I use wd40 to clean bearings, hit with simple green, once clean 3in1 oil is great.
Sorry simple green, wd40, then clean with cloth and hit 3in1
For your motor? Disassemble, motor spray bearings and lube with really light oil, again, 3in1.
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The bearings are sealed only to the point of keeping out MOST of the dirt they are subjected to. They are not sealed from moisture or sand though. WD40 is more of a moisture repellent than a lubricant, so I suggest sticking with bearing oil. 3in1 oil will work in a pinch, but is too thick to properly penetrate the seal on the bearing.Originally Posted by SirJaymz
good to know, I'm sorry for posting wrong infoOriginally Posted by DeanSky
bearing lube? Run them suckers till they freeze and replace!
Care to suggest what oil folks should use? Ideally?Originally Posted by DeanSky
DiggerPede 2s & 3s
Slash 2WD 2s
Any kind of bearing lube will work. Some hardware stores carry it, but I picked up some Trinity bearing lube while I was at the hobby shop. Works nice and has a real fine needle tip applicator.Originally Posted by Krispy
i use bicycle bearing lube... actually i use nearly all bicycle lubes etc on my slash
I'll take the seals out of the bearings very carefully with a sewing needle. Then I'll put them in my RPM bearing blaster and flush them with Brake Cleaner. I'll take a small screw driver and apply just regular Valvoline wheel bearing grease in them, then I'll re install the seals.
For motor screws I'll use an oil based lube such as Trinity Royal Oil, or 30wt silicon shock oil.
You lube your motor screws? I guess Im confused.Originally Posted by CarGuy7a
Originally Posted by DeanSky
AAAHHH!!! meant to say "motor bearings".
Thats what I thought but wasn't sure.Originally Posted by CarGuy7a