I have some uncertainties about setting the proper gear mesh. I stripped a gear a while back (after a "little" bump into curbing ) and after replacement, noticed that my motor mount plate showed some movement which was confirmed when I was able to actually move the motor by hand.
After some researching, I thought I properly followed the general recommendation of placing a strip of paper between the gears and firmly, but not overly firmly, set the gap and have a "proper" mesh. I thought I got it right, but ever since then, my Velineon has seem to run "hotter than normal" and the car generally sounds "off." The ESC does not seem to even be warm.
I now have a proper temp gun to get some better data than blistered fingers from touching a 150+ degree motor can; once I can find some alone-time with my Rally, that is.
But in the meantime, is there a specific, repeatable, and nearly foolproof method to set the proper mesh?
Sidebar: I presume an aluminum motor mount will help keep things squared up, so I'm looking onto a STRC / KingHeadz motor mount. From what I've read (and relying heavily on 1esotericguy's King Headz or STRC for LCG motor mount thread), either brand is a good upgrade. I'll lean towards the STRC as I'm heading towards blue metal bits for my bling. And if I go with an aluminum mount, will the stock cover go back into place without modification?
As always, I thank you in advance.