Your model requires timely maintenance in order to stay in top
running condition. The following procedures should be taken
Inspect the vehicle for obvious damage or wear. Look for:
1. Cracked, bent, or damaged parts
2. Check the wheels and steering for binding.
3. Check the operation of the shock absorbers.
4. Check the wiring for any frayed wires or loose connections.
5. Check the mounting of the receiver and servo(s) and
6. Check the tightness of the wheel nuts with a wrench.
7. Check the operation of the radio system, especially the
condition of the batteries.
8. Check for any loose screws in the chassis structure
9. The steering servo saver will wear out over time. If the steering
becomes loose, the servo saver should be replaced.
10. Inspect the gears for wear, broken teeth, or debris lodged
between the teeth.
11. Check the tightness of the slipper clutch.
Other periodic maintenance:
Slipper clutch pads
Under normal use,
the friction material
in the slipper clutch
should wear very slowly.
If the thickness of any one of
the slipper clutch pads is 1.8mm or
less, the friction disc should be replaced.
Measure the pad thickness using calipers or
measuring against the diameter of the 1.5 and 2.0mm hex
wrenches provided with the model.
Chassis: Keep the chassis clean of accumulated dirt and grime.
Periodically inspect the chassis for damage
Steering: Over time, you may notice increased looseness in the
steering system. There are several components which will wear
out from use: the servo saver (Traxxas part #3744), the bellcrank
bushings (Traxxas part #2545), and the tie rod ends (Traxxas
part #2742). Replace these components as needed to restore
Motor: Every 10-15 runs, remove, clean, and lubricate the motor.
Use a product such as electric motor cleaning spray to flush dirt
out of the motor. After cleaning, lubricate the bushings at each
end of the motor with a drop of light-weight electric motor oil.
Shocks: Keep the oil level in the shocks full. Use only 100%
pure silicon shock oil to prolong the life of the seals. If you are
experiencing leakage around the top of the shock, inspect the
bladder in the top cap for signs of damage or distortion from
overtightening. If the bottom of the shock is leaking, then it
is time for a rebuild. The Traxxas rebuild kit for two shocks is
Suspension: Periodically inspect the model for signs of damage
such as bent or dirty suspension pins, bent turnbuckles, loose
screws, and any signs of stress or bending. Replace components
Driveline: Inspect the driveline for signs of wear such as worn
drive yokes, dirty axle half shafts, and any unusual noise or
binding. If a U-joint pops apart then it is time to replace the part.
Remove the gear cover and Inspect the spur gear for wear and
check the tightness of set screws in the pinion gears. Tighten,
clean, or replace components as needed.
When you are through running the model for the day, blow it off
with compressed air or use a soft bristled paint brush to dust-off
Always disconnect and remove the battery from the model
whenever the model is stored. If the model will be stored for a long
time, then also remove the batteries from the transmitter