So was this with all the new BL diff hardware?
Iopened my tranny this weekend, since it was raining (YAY!), to inspect the gears. No wear, no damage. Idid a little cleaning, added a little more TrakPower grease, and closed it up. The piano-wire CV pins and drive pins are holding up just fine. I LLLLLIKEIT!!!
The diff is the only “new” tranny part in my car. The idler gear is the original one. (I STILL can’t fathom how JrockZ toasted his idler) The Top Gear is the non-BL one, probably about the 3rd or 4th one that’s been in the car, but has been holding up very well. As I have stated before, when this car was new, I went thru several Top Gears, as did my buddy and my wife, running only the STOCK motor! Remember when we were all waiting for DTX to get some in stock last year? Why were they out of stock? Did they discover that they had a bad batch and were scrambling to get some new material out? That’s what EGbasher an I think. Whoever makes these gears for DTX don’t seem to know how to alloy metals consistently. Because since then, we’ve upgraded to Sidewinder and EZrun LiPo systems and none of us have had ANY issue with the top gear, only the plastic diff gear. Now that we have an all-metal diff, and are using a really good grease (TrakPower Gear Grease), no issues.
Now about those new Top Gears: Guess what? The New one won’t fit in the Old case! The new top gear is 3-4mm wider than the original. Oddly still, the new and old tranny cases have the same part number! So what the hey, DTX? EGbasher is emailing DTX about this, we’ll see if he gets an intelligent response……