motor cleaning and clutch slippage

motor cleaning and clutch slippage

Post by J Bartlet » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00



My RS4 MT's clutch is slipping badly.  It was doing this before, and I put a
layer of electrical tape in with the friction material, and that seems to
work.  Now it is slipping again.  I am sure they put this clutch here to aid
in saving gears and stuff, but what if I fastened it together permanently,
for absolutely no slippage at all?  Would this be a real bad thing?  Does
the HPI two-speed *** work on the electric MT?

Also, I cleaned to motor for the first time today.  I used Duratrax Power
Shot and a comm stick on the comm and the brushes.  I saw some smoke coming
from the motor, but it didn't small like electricity, as I expected it to.
Was that the cleaner?

 
 
 

motor cleaning and clutch slippage

Post by Broke M » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I'm not sure how the HPI slippers are built, but on the AE slippers,
they can get 'glazed', and they'll slip easier. Try lightly scraping the
glaze off with a razor. The glaze looks shiny when you tilt the disk in
the light:) You can use that slipper to gain traction...if you are on a
dusty parking lot, and you nail it, and it spins all 4 tires making the
truck get sideways, then that was a terrible start! Loosen the slipper a
tad, and it'll let some of the initial 'torque snap' slip away, keeping
the tires from spinning. The tires will still get power, just not all of
it right away...the truck will move, without sliding, and in a few feet,
the slipper will stop and all the power will be going to the tires.
Killer device, I wouldn't lock it for good:) Just tighten it down if you
don't need it...when you do, it'll be there...just loosen it up. It also
helps save the gears and such off of jumps, so you may not want to get
rid of it completely. Maybe lock it so there is no way it slips under
power, but not so tight it can't be tightened anymore...that way, it may
slip when landing, but you'll never know it...your gears will just last
longer:)
Hope this helps.

Broke

 
 
 

motor cleaning and clutch slippage

Post by Joe Phat Momm » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00


remove the clutch completely if its being too much trouble. you'll just
have to learn to accelerate more smoothly without it.
luvya!
no really
Quote:

> My RS4 MT's clutch is slipping badly.  It was doing this before, and I put a
> layer of electrical tape in with the friction material, and that seems to
> work.  Now it is slipping again.  I am sure they put this clutch here to aid
> in saving gears and stuff, but what if I fastened it together permanently,
> for absolutely no slippage at all?  Would this be a real bad thing?  Does
> the HPI two-speed *** work on the electric MT?

> Also, I cleaned to motor for the first time today.  I used Duratrax Power
> Shot and a comm stick on the comm and the brushes.  I saw some smoke coming
> from the motor, but it didn't small like electricity, as I expected it to.
> Was that the cleaner?