I was told that RTR cars have little or no silicon oil in the diff and it should be on your initial checklist pre-startup. Is this a common thing? Has anyone done this? What did you find?
Yesterday I googled "diff removal" and saw a youtube video. My internet was playing up and it kept buffering so I didn't wait to finish watching the video and thought "it's a pretty short video, cant be to hard", so from there I had my mind set on holding that diff in my hands. Start time 4:30pm. A couple of mates came over just as i started at the back of the car and watched me slowly disassemble it. Mick couldn't believe how much of the car I was taking apart, freaking out at every piece I removed and kept trying to stop me but Bill has the same car as me so he trying to get me to take off other things so he could do his car. When I reached the rear upper plate I knew that I had vastly underestimated the breakdown and they were haha told you so. Suffice to say I didn't get much done on it after that until they left at about 9:00pm. Finally made it to the diff and I was glad that when i opened it up that nothing was dripping. It was packed with grease and they had used some black gasket seal and it was dried and wrapped all around the bevel gears and the carriers (X metal washer and plastic holder), but gasket was good. It took me over 40 minutes to get the bevel gears out because one of the carriers was jammed into the housing. Amazingly I found the first evidence of loctite on the entire car on the bearings where the diff shafts go. It was 11:30pm when I finished but everything was clean and ready to be re-installed, when I get oil, grease, loctite, maybe S/S screws and nyloks if I do the gearbox mod. The video that I didn't finish watching was about the Turtle Racing Quick Diff mod.