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Outdrive Cup Lubrication

Discussion in 'Newbie Q & A' started by Jetz1138, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Jetz1138

    Jetz1138 Active Member

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    I broke my rear diff bevel gear on my XXL2e and the pin on one of outdrive cups. I was replacing and just curious if you grease or lube the inside of the cup. I thought not since it would attract dirt and probably just grind the crap out of it. I was thinking would a dry lube like a carbon dust work or just leave it????
     
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    I usually only use lube on Diffs and Bearings.
     
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    You could use graphite powder, you can buy it or just scrape some off of a pencil. But it is not necessary, I leave mine dry unless I have been playing in water. Then I put a drop of WD 40 to dissipate the water, followed by 1 Drop of Oil after the WD fully evaporates to prevent rust and to give minor lubrication.



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    I usually leave them alone because some times the grease will attract tons of dirt which will just make a grinding paste.
     
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    Ahh. cool guys, this helps a lot. I think I'll leave them alone. I may try a little carbon, just because I have some in the shop.
     
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    i spray mine with sillicone lube. never had an issue with dirt collecting in them. that being said i only do it if they are noisy or wet.
     
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    Ive been using Squirt Chain Lube on axle CVD's and driveshafts on my crawler , its a mountain bike wax based chain lube that dries to a kind of soft wax, its designed not to attract dust and dirt, its been doing a great job on my crawler.
    The XXL2e will be a little faster than my crawler lol but I dont think that would be a problem and only takes 1 drop per joint,let it sit for a couple of hours or so,I leave mine overnight and its good to go.
     

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