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Old 08-25-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
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Dark Impact Diff Assembly Question

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I friend of mine just picked up one of these and asked me a question about the differential asembly. Each outdrive (made of plastic) is comprised of 2 pieces. The instructions call for these to be CA'd together. Fair enough.

The next step seems kinda odd to me... Tamiya then calls for the thrust washers (metal) to be CA'd to the outdrive faces(plastic). To me this seems a bit unnecessary as the outdrive faces and washers are already keyed to each other via a flat spot on the washer ID, and a similar feature on the outdrive. Also once the two have are bolted together there's no way the washers could slip.

I told him I think he should leave the glue off of this joint so he can easily flip the thrust washers over. Idea being he can stretch some more life out of them once when they are worn on the one surface.

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Old 08-30-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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I think maybe the dab of CA might be to prevent the diff plates from dislodging during assembly...or maybe during Tamiya's testing there was some issue of the plates rounding off the flatspots on the cups without the glue?
Personally I would try to go without the glue so you can flip plates as you suggested.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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I would as well, they could also help in making the assembly stronger..
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