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"
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.
I'm using 45wt from team assosiated for the shocks
Mountains cant stop me
they have tried
I have been meaning to beef up my shocks, with 45 or 50. just to darn lazyOriginally Posted by jamann
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?
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.
MAN, Use Common Sense.
Outside? THERE IS NO BOX !
How would you even guess what oil to put in where?Originally Posted by stinger30
ah ha...ok, you have answered my question then, i will forget about mobil 1 and use the silicone stuff insteadOriginally Posted by noir522