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Old 02-09-2008, 09:23 PM
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you can boil them in water for 15 minutes or so, you can bake them in the oven at 300degrees for 15 minutes or so, you can use acetone and put it aound the edge of the rim to break the bond of the tires and rim or you can use a knife and carefully cut then loose, i personally prefer the boiling method.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:37 PM
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k thanks alot ill go do it right now
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:06 PM
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i have a problem here, my steering doesnt seem to turn right, like my brothers can crawl and mine used to, but now it barely moves ont he ground, im woundering if its the servo saver becasuei jsut replace the servo with a hightech mg 645, and help would eb nice
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:17 PM
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when you hold it up in the air does it turn easily, does it turn when driving it? if so, most likely the servo saver is too loose
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:59 PM
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it does, its just when its still, and i ahve the servo saver as tight as possible, also i switch the side of the saver cuz it kept getting caught and destroying servos, would that have anything to do with it?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
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it might, very possible, put it back the way it was and see
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:17 PM
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but that wat destroys servo cuz the arm gets stuck on the upper steering arm
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:26 PM
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make sure its set loose enough so it absorbs the shocks from driving it
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:35 PM
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wat do u mean by absorb
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:38 PM
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if you set the servo saver too tight it wont absorb the shock of the tires hitting something. you have to keep is set a little loose so it will give instead of the servo giving and breaking or stripping the servo gears.
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another problem im having is that the pull start seems to only catch once, every once in a while it catchs more and starts, is that the one way bearing going or something i can fix inside the starter
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:41 PM
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sounds like the one way bearing, what fuel are you using, if there is too much oil it can cause it to slip, the sh engine has the one way on the inside of the backplate, you can take it out, clean it with carb cleaner, scuff up the shaft it goes on with steel wool and usually this will let you get some more time out of it. just be careful to make sure the one way shaft is clean after you scuff it up so you get no pieces of steel wool in the engine.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:54 PM
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k well not having the servo saver tight brings another problem, when it turns the to parts come apart more then normal, and would break cleaner work on the bearing?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:57 PM
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not too loose bro, just enough to take up some shock
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:00 PM
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k ill try it and let u know,,,, so it should still crawl around when its sitting on the ground
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:02 PM
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with that high torque servo it should move the wheels when on the ground, just check and see if the servo arm is moving and just the servo saver is not moving.
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would it be possible to post a video so u can see wat happens when i turn
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sure, video it, put it on you tube and put a link to it here, make sure you get get a shot of the servo and the front end.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:03 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnBQ-YtuKN4 thats the you tube tag, you can here a sound like its trying to move when its on, any ideas?(before i press anything)
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:35 AM
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take the servo off or the horn off the servo and see if it has any binding in the steering, tooks like there is binding.
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Looks like the right dog bone is bent which could cause binding ?
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:31 AM
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Kael,

Check your steerring plate. These are prone to bending and if bent just a little all the steering will bind. I have had problems with My sons steering but then made a fix for it. I have a tread about the avalanche steering which seems to be the only weak link that I have found and so far since I did the fix I have not had any problems. Check the plate and I bet its bent. All it takes is 1 or 2 bad landings on one of the front tires and the plate will bend. It should be perfectly straight.
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the servo works fine without the horn on it, ill check the steering plate, i tihnks is good but if its a slight bend that might be it, if i but i on upside down would that cause a problem
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I dont think you can install it backwards. You should also have to sets of bushings that are in the plate that if installed wrong it will bind. Did you have the plate off for some reason.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:50 PM
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yeah i had it off to change the saver around, and which bushings are u talking about? also does anyone have a link on how to rewind the pull start
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