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    I've now learned to keep a better eye on my bearings. My 2 clutch bell bearings heated up so mucj the metal blued, and the gear carrier melted, spur gear, and somehow I managed to brake the purple disk that separates the brake disks. So mental note everyone (or at least me) check your bearings!

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    It is odd the bearings are failing since all bearings are made in China and all are ISO rated.

    It is a good idea to open all bearings, remove grease and add light oil

    It is too bad the carrier melted.. Maybe someone will come up with a solution for that

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    Maybe someone will come up with a solution for that oh. is that smoke I smell Clayton?

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    I shouldn't have said it was odd.. I had one fail within a tank.. I meant it is odd that this buggy has so many failures compaired to other vehicles..

    Hockey game on, can't talk...

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    The baja has some issues for sure, but I think they are pretty minor in the grand sceme of it all! I think with a little bit more time and all the great aftermarket items coming out everyday (it seems), the baja will only get better and better!

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    It is a pretty fantastic buggy for the price..

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    Yes i love my baja. My fg monster truck is cool. But it just doesn't stay planted like the baja. Very cool machine indeed.

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    Dont know if it helps, but I always repack my bearings with amsoil synthetic grease. So far to date never had a failure. Have replaced a few due to grit and sand in them and not able to get it smooth again. I really like Amsoil products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budmancan View Post
    Dont know if it helps, but I always repack my bearings with amsoil synthetic grease. So far to date never had a failure. Have replaced a few due to grit and sand in them and not able to get it smooth again. I really like Amsoil products.
    I'll give that a try. What's the best way to remove and replace the side covers for the bearings?

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    Use the tip of an Xacto blade, the rubber has a metal sheath in it, if you are too rough it can be bent but I take all mine apart to clean them. If you bend a cover just place that bearing in a different spot or flip it to the clean side.

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