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I fitted a brand new slot it Anglewinder setup to the Slot it Mclaren...everything lubed up.fastened correctly..everything in place..... and it stripped the pinion not once .....but twice..in about 10 laps...any ideas...? this came as a full offset kit..from Pendle..so I know theres nowt wrong with the product..I m just stuck as I was expecting it to be a big improvement.
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Rich Dumas
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With the sidewinder setup the mesh takes care of itself if you use the correct diameter gears for the pod that you have. With anglewinders you have to adjust the mesh so that the gears are just short of bottomed out. If the mesh is too loose the gears will quickly get chewed up. Slot.it uses a stopper to position the rear axle, I skip the stopper and use spacers.
 

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Eddie Grice
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Not too sure how these plastic things go together

But a piece of *** paper between the gears before locking everything up will give you something like the required backlash.
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You are running too much backlash. Shim the spur and or move the pinion to reduce the backlash. You should just "feel" the backlash but not be able to see any backlash movement in the spur. If you can see the spur moving back and forth while holding the pinion still you have WAY TO MUCH backlash.

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I can't help thinking there's something a lot more fundamental wrong here than just too much or too little backlash.
Dont take this the wrong way but the spur gear is on the right way round, isn't it?
I ask because I've seen this happen on more than one occasion
 

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Phil Kalbfell
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The *** paper or the plastic from the bar the gears where in, work well to give a couple of thou clearance between the pinion and spur,then adjust as Rick said.
Feeler gauges are to stiff to wind between the the gears!
 

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If it didn't work and it was a complete kit then get Pendleslotracing to refund you or send a replacement. You probably had the wrong parts in the bag from the manufacturer.
 

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Rich Dumas
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Slot.it anglewinder gear are tapered, some of them have the hub inboard and some have it outboard. The regular untapered sidewinder gears will also work if the mesh is correct. Make sure that there is only a tiny amount of sideplay in the rear axle before you set the mesh. The amount of lash will change if the spur gear can move from side to side.
 

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Phil Clayton
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I had this problem with the first offset a/w kit I used. The pinion teeth wore down un-naturally quickly. As I recall, there was a mention that a bad batch of pinions in a softer than normal metal had got into the offset kits.
Also the position of the pinion on the motor shaft can be critical, 0.1mm either way makes a difference to the mesh.
 

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Hi, did you find out what was the cause of the problem?, or was it a set up error?.

Also not sure on this but it could be as mentioned above the possibility that you had the wrong size/type pinion in the bag, I have often had missing or extra parts in my Slot.it parts bags on few occasions!.
 

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It turned out to be a manufacturing fault ..on the left bush holding..it was only partially moulded where the left brass bushing sits...hence the axle movement and gear strippage ensuing....not a happy bunny.....I ve ordered new ones now anyway.
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Hi, thanks for the update, I think I remember reading about that issue before.

Still isn't very often we get bad Slot.it parts, they are nearly 100% of the time perfectly good.
 
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