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  1. #1
    RC Competitor
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    stupid question but

    I pulled my 3.3 out to work on the car set the engine on a shelf over some paper came back the next day and had a mini puddle of fuel right above where the flywheel meets the crankcase. Picked it up inspected and its def coming from there. I havnt seen this in my other two motors but then again I rarely shut them off they run out leaving no fuel to leak. Is this normal I doubt it but thought id ask b4 worrying
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    RC Racer
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    Perhaps your front bearing is on the way out

  3. #3
    RC Enthusiast
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    Shot front bearing, is it tricky to tune and hold idle?

  4. #4
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    Na I actually didn't notice any problems with the tune I dint even notice the problem untill the engine was out of the truck sitting overnight and ikt leaked I pulled the flywheel all seems well if I block the fuel and air intake and blow in the exhaust I can see fuel seepage from around 1 spot at outer ring of bearing
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    Even a brand new high quality bearing will seep fuel or ARO. If you’re not having a problem with tuning, you probably have no worries.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

  6. #6
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    I agree everything I've read says run it untill there's a real problem I will keep a closer eye on it though not to mention lhs wants almost 30 for the front and back replacement so ill ride on for a bit
    Jato 3.3,Slayer pro

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