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Old 05-26-2006, 12:35 PM
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is the metal pinion and spur gear when they are meshed supposed to make a loud noise when you push the car?
Old 05-26-2006, 01:08 PM
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Default RE: gear noise

No , you probly don`t have it meshed correctly .
Old 05-26-2006, 01:30 PM
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thanks
Old 05-26-2006, 04:00 PM
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Well, you can also test how freely the buggy rolls when you give it a push. Does it stop too quickly? Does it jitter (similar to when you let off the clutch on a real car too quickly and the car begins to ping)?
Old 05-26-2006, 04:25 PM
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no it is just loud, I guees I am used to the metal pinion and plastic spur
Old 05-26-2006, 05:37 PM
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Default RE: gear noise

I have the same problem, beczuse when i took off my 14 and put on a 13, if i roll it real slow the teeth will touch each other instead of going into the spur
Old 05-26-2006, 07:58 PM
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my t-maxx sounds like a supercharger or a race car with straight cut gears. its normal to have some noise. i love how mine sounds. it sounds mean
Old 05-27-2006, 03:01 PM
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ORIGINAL: 2916jr

is the metal pinion and spur gear when they are meshed supposed to make a loud noise when you push the car?
No, you want the sound to be as quiet as possible. If your gear mesh is not adjusted properly, you will wear out gears considerably faster (spur gears are like $30.00-$50.00, clutch bells are like $15.00) and put increased strain on your clutch and motor. There should be a slight amount of play between the gears. In other words, if you hold the spur gear still, you should be able to wiggle the clutch bell slightly without moving the spur.

To set your mesh correctly:

1.) Finger tighten the four bolts that mount the motor to the motor mounts.
2.) Finger tighten the four bolts that mount the motor mounts to the chassis.
3.) Move the motor until the gears are aligned front to back (when looking from above).
4.) Fully tighten the four bolts that hold the motor to the mounts.
5.) Slightly tighten the 4 bolts that hold the motor mounts to the chassis, such that the motor is held in place, but you can still move it side to side with some effort.
6.) Roll the car, and note how easy it rolls, and how quiet the gears are.
7.) Keep moving the motor closer and further, noting what position makes the mesh the quietest, and easiest rolling.
8.) Once you have found the best position, tighten down the 4 bolts fully. Make sure that tightening the bolts did not adjust the mesh.
Old 05-27-2006, 07:00 PM
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Default RE: gear noise

I love the way fastmaxxcooper put it, it DOES sound like a damn supercharger! (An Eaton?) lol!

My buggy has quite a few miles on it now and even though the gears are meshed as perfectly as I can get it, it still makes that noise.

Its not loud, you can only hear it if you revv it up when its up close. But I was wondering about that.

Ram
Old 05-27-2006, 07:03 PM
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Default RE: gear noise

Ohh, and theres always the "paper mesh test".

Feed a thin strip of paper between the gears and turn them (by hand of course).

If its TORN: They're too tight.. loosen.
If there are no clear crease lines... tighten.

If its folds up like an accordian with clear lines, but NO tears, you've got it right!

Ram
Old 05-27-2006, 08:47 PM
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Default RE: gear noise

You want a little bit of noise, not alot
Old 05-27-2006, 10:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: CodyRothe

You want a little bit of noise, not alot
You want the least as possible . If you have the mesh set correctly you will hardly hear anything . I have my buggies set to I don`t hardly hear anything when I roll it . Improper gear mesh or worn gears will give you noise .
Old 05-29-2006, 06:41 AM
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thanks guys for all your help

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