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Has anyone had an issue where specific cars would stutter around the track? All of a sudden out of the blue today both my audi's started stuttering as i was driving them. My other cars all operate smoothly at even the lowest throttle around the track so it's not a conductive problem. I tried them on different controllers and they did the same thing so it's definitely isolated to the cars.

I turned off ssdc 5.4 and disconnected pit pro and tried just running the power base by itself (7042 v 1.09). Both the audi's still stuttering around the track.

I reset the power base to default settings, I reassigned car ID's to other ports and used different controllers but nothing fixed it.

Could something have happened to the chips in the car? If so how do I fix that or am I just hosed?

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This calls for the magic of new braids and a small drop of Innox MX3 .......
 

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Before you change the braids, take off the braids and check the metal plates where the braids make their connection. I use the parma braid juice which works probably as well as Inox, and after a while, the liquid builds up between the metal plates and the actual braid itself, and the cars would stutter. So if your braids still look good, give this a try. Although Inox and the parma juice makes your cars run really smooth, they are not conductive, and can get it the way of the electrical flow.
 

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hi
the other classic stutter inducer is broken wire just after the pick ups.

Even though the wire looks fine it breaks inside the sheath, best way to check is to pinch the wire and pull it gently, if the wire goes into elastic band mode you have found your break..
 

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Could be that just bending down the ends of the existing pick up braids will be sufficient to fix it. Worth a try before doing anything else.
Braids will need replacing one day, so it's a good idea to have some spares.
 

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Thanks for the tips. Replaced braids (although they still looked beefy) and problem got "better' but my cars are still REALLY twitchy in general, especially when using SSDC. I'll get a bottle of Inox and see if that helps the problem more.
 

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The next stage then is to clean the wheels of dust and debris ....... lick your finger and rub the wheels clean then dry them or roll them over some sticky tape until all they start to grip. You will also need to clean and loose dust and debris from your track, I use one of those sticky clothes rollers but there are many other ways.
 

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Greg thanks. Yes I try to always keep the tires true and track as clean as possible. I'll try the tape idea and the lint roller sounds keen.

Olsen I'm away on business this week but when I return there will be a bottle of Inox waiting and I should have a go at it Friday night.

Will update.
 

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Inox is as magic as its reputation. Put some on the braids as well as the track. Smoother, faster, better control.
 

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I added Inox to the braids of the car and indeed it seemed to help.

I'm pretty sure it's not the placebo effect too


The car just seems too slide along the rails like it's on ice now. It's very smooth to drive. I added it to six other cars and drove them all around to get the stuff on my rails a little.

No more stuttering at all. I'm sold.
 

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I bought a tin of switch cleaner and lubricant from maplins, cleaned the rails with this and some cotton swabs and put some on the braids, at this time all is good, if its as good as inox who knows all I know is it sorted my stuttering cars out, hope this helps, all be it a late entry to the original post.
 

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hi
this will im afraid be a short term solution as only the magical inox mx3 has proved to be a long lasting solution.

There are many threads praising it's effectiveness and is now quite easy to obtain here in the uk.
 

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Yeah, switch cleaner is what I tried at the beginning of my "Miraculous Transformation" thread. It was great, but temporary. The biggest plus with inox MX3 is how seldom it needs to be applied... truly close to never again for many people. I've already forgotten the last time I did my track, and it still runs perfectly.
 

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hmmmm inox this must be voodo or black magic or some such witch craft surely
, I do feel I must get hold of some, do I need to do some incantations before applying it. or boil some newts brains maybe.
 
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