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    Savage xl owb problem

    So the owb on my xl started slipping again,the last time it happened I had replaced the owb only.Does it makes sense to replace the shaft too this time?
    I am tired of the roto start,would replacing it for an axial pull start work?Will it extend the life of my owb?
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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Yes when the OWB starts slipping and needs to be replaced, make sure you replace the shaft as well. Also when the new OWB comes in make sure it says germany on it. The ones that say japan are a bad batch and prematurely fail
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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Also the bushing in the backplate can become worn on the K5.9 and engines with internal OWB's, misaligning the shaft in the OWB causing the OWB to slip whether the OWB and shaft are new or not.
    I installed an o-ring on (the outside of the backplate) the OWB shaft to seal an airleak once, and in turn it fixed my OWB issue as well.

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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Umm............what kind of an o ring? I didn't get you.
    and will a pull start help me extend the life of my owb?
    Can I get a replacement bushing for my backplate?

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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Just some random O-ring I had in my toolbox, the bushing is part of the backplate.

    Sorry, I used to have a writeup on how to do it but it got lost on a website I used to manage.

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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Shoot some brake cleaner in the OWB to get any and all grease out of it.
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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    I had posted this a while back but I am just going to do a copy paste here, so i hope this helps some of you guys out here. Hey there Savage owners I've got some good news about the one-way bearings. As everyone knows these things have a nasty habit of breaking with the roto-start system, and we all know it's not cheap to fix/replace usuallly around $15.00 on ebay and $25.00 at your LHS. Well good news, I can help you get one for about $6.00 whenever you want. It seems that the one-way bearings have mutiple uses. The actual bearing itself is inside the hex shaped sleeve, so if you have a bench vise this step is easy for you. You will have to remove the bearing from it's sleeve by simply pressing it out, place it in your vice, use a small enough socket and hammer it out of the hex-nut sleeve, then press your new one in. Simple eh? Well be careful not to crack the casing. Now for the good part go to your GOOGLE search engine and type in HF0612, this will pull up a lot of sites that carry the one-way bearing we all need at some point or another. Don't believe me? Well look at the end of your one way and you notice that it has "GERMANY HFO612" on its end. The T-REX one way is only 5.97 plus shipping, at this price you can afford to by more than one, so your never caught off guard. Let me know what you think.
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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    loosen glow plug when starting. 1/4 can reduce stress by a ton.

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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Hear are some links to HF0612 OWB alternatives to the 22 Dollar HPI one.

    This would be my no 1 choice as its rated for High Tourque and Boca is high quality 
    http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-inventory/One-Way-Bearings/19145/6x10x12-HF0612R

    This would be No2 choice
    http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/6mm/Kit2054

    plus there are these
    http://www.rcbearings.com/6x10x12-hf0612-one-way/

    And this one is handiny if you are already placing an order at A Main 
    http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/2_375_1483_1884/products_id/28580/n/Beam-One-way-Bearing-HF0612

    Hopes this helps

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    RE: Savage xl owb problem

    Thankyou guys!Thanks a tonn!for the advice but now I am in 10th grade which is considered as the most important year of school(well atleast here in India it is) so all of my cars,planes,tools etc have been stored in the attic as they were considered as distractions.So,I am gonna be able to do anything related to R/C only after April 2013,goodbye then,see you in april.
    Abhishek


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