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Old 05-21-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default TRX4 Sport Kit - How should I grease gears

My son and I are assembling our first RC kit ever, the TRX 4 Sport. We are super noobs to the hobby so I have a super noob question. The instructions show "a drop of grease" on the gear (see picture).

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Should we be spreading that drop around the entire gear? It never says to so we haven't been. We are getting close to the end of our build but I don't want to damage the truck by not having greased the gears properly. Any help would be great.
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Hear others views and advice first, but I am a slap the grease on, and plenty of it, type builder, too little is bad, I am unsure if too much is bad unless it gets onto something like a clutch...

But I was always taught never to skimp on the grease when I was servicing farm equipment, so have always been generous with it.


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Old 05-21-2020, 12:34 PM   #3
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I use an old paintbrush to brush or "paint on" grease. Basically coat the gear face entirely with a thin coat of grease. Usually Red and tacky on metal gears, ceramic or any lighter grease on plastic. The Traxxas green grease is pretty decent for the kit build.

Overkill maybe, but I know all teeth are covered.
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I use an old paintbrush to brush or "paint on" grease. Basically coat the gear face entirely with a thin coat of grease. Usually Red and tacky on metal gears, ceramic or any lighter grease on plastic. The Traxxas green grease is pretty decent for the kit build.

Overkill maybe, but I know all teeth are covered.
Good advice.

And if you don't have a paintbrush to dedicate to grease you can use a Q-tip or even a toothpick.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:34 AM   #5
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Good advice.

And if you don't have a paintbrush to dedicate to grease you can use a Q-tip or even a toothpick.
I use the finger method myself....
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do you need to grease an out-of-the-box RTR?
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do you need to grease an out-of-the-box RTR?
Most of the newer RTRís are greased ďokĒ. I always crack them open and check for sure. I donít think youíll be in a bad way if you donít do it immediately but I for sure would after a couple, 3 packs through.

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