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Old 09-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Locking a diff

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I've heard many ways of locking a diff, like playdough, sillyputty, JB weld, epoxy, heavy grade gear oil, heavy grease, I would like to stiffen it up but still have a little movement for turning,I was in the kitchen today and thought, molasses or corrn syrup...has anyone tried these? or?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: Locking a diff

problem with molasses or anything similar to it is they will dry out, fairly quickly, plus it would be a pita to clean up. That's why most people use something synthetic.

Personally, whenever I get the chance I'd rather buy a spool than stick anything in there.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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Re: Locking a diff

Not to mention all the ants and whatever else that would eventually work their way into your RC stash.

Go with a heavy oil and save your creativity for something beneficial.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Thanks, used traxxas 500k wt silicone based diff fluid. it's tight now.... I was just curious if anyone had done it... I read some pretty outrageous threads.. Lol
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