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Hi everyone, fairly new to slot car.
I have a digitalised scaley aston DBR9 ( the gulf club car ) which isnt working properly.
When it is on the track the lights are on and it moves in short steps with pushes but contact is very intermittent, (the lights are flashing on and off).
I oiled it using 3 in1 spray on oil and it went everywhere, could this be causing it?
I also have a ferrari F430 with the same problem.
My other two cars (another aston and an audi TT) work fine.

Hope someone can help

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Sam
 

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Rich Dumas
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Most likely the pickup braids are not making good contact with the track rails, either because they are dirty or because they need to be adjusted. Try cleaning the braids with alcohol or lighter fluid. WD-40 is not a great lubricant because it is mostly solvents with a rather small amount of oil. If the WD-40 is in the usual spray can only a fraction of it will get where you need it to go, the rest will just make a mess. Only use lubricants that are plastic safe and put those in container with a needle tip.
 

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Nobby Berkshire
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If you used the same lubricant on both cars and both are now trash then this is why.

You don't need to lubricate Scalextric cars as they do it for you. If you've read that you should, then please don't lubricate any more cars!
 

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Thanks for the help everyone i've changed the braids and removed the oil the astons fine again, main problem seems to be too much track and not enough power!! Have to invest in some dropper leads. As for the ferrari not sure what the problem is its never been quite right.

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Hi Sam,
welcome to the forum.
glad to hear the aston is working.
you say the Ferrari F430 has always been a little troublesome, Does this car have a DPR chip?
if it does this could be the problem especially if it is one of the old 1st type chips. If I remember
correctly the F430 was very troublesome.
I am a little out off practice on this subject so I am sure one of the more experienced users
will be able to explain the difference and give you the correct advice.

Ian
 

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Hi Ian,
Yes the ferrari does have a dpr chip ill look into changing it at some point and see if it cures it!!

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Sam
 
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