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my flatmate bought a scaley wrc skoda (lucky, seen as i was about to, but can now use his!!!), but its makes so much noise! in the review i read it sounds like a real car, but i think this is a bit much. it sounds like uve selotaped a piece of plastic to you front forks on your mountain bike to make it sound like and engin against the sppokes as u ride, its realy loud. i know its not meant to be like this cos it will randomly stop, and go to a simalr, but much quieter and less rough sounding noise for a while, but then go back! does anyomne else have this problem? or is it the car. weve looked all over and in and cant see n e thing that would suggest the noise?
 
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Sounds like something might be stuck around the gears, take off the chassis and have a look, as i have seen a few of these run at our club, and are no noisier than any other scalextric car

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weve looked, and theres nothing. aparently its done it ever since being taken out of the box? i think that maybe the cog on the axel is so close to the cog on the motor that it may be hitting the non teethed bit of the small cog, but theres no sign of wear on it anywhere? we havent yet taken off the band to the front wheels, but i dont see how that wud make the noise
 

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I have to say the Skoda I got was exceptionally smooth straight out of the box - quiet except for the whine of the motor.

I have to say Scaly have in my eyes surpased themselves with the this model - it handled beautifully on my clubs routed track without any mods what so ever. That is unheard of.

Take the body off and rotate and shake everything until you find the rogue part then fix it. if the pinion/crown is not meshing smoooooooth then find the offending tooth that binds and take a slitther (I mean a slither) off its leading edge.

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well we took it apart, and fiddled around inside, ran the motor without a rear axel, took the band off, all sorts couldnt find the source of any noise, put it back on the track, and the car is quiet as a whisper? it now runs faster and smoother and requires less presure on the trigger to get it moving (it used to require almost half throttle just to pull away). we didnt do anything but the noise has gone? ive niticed something else tho. has anyone noticed this car deslots in a different way to any other slot cars (at least toaly different to any car ive got). it doesnt fly off in a straite line, or roll over, it does a nice little piroette (spin) when it comes off. i dunno of this is cos of the 4x4 drive, or its short wheelbase, but it looks cool. it just spins about 360 degrees and ends up almost back where it started. saves on damage to cos the car stays on its wheels (unlike my battered DTM cars).
 

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I too have this car, and yes, it does make a louder noise than my other cars. It runs very well though and is one of my fastest cars. I have made no modifications to it.
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I've read tons of reviews about this car to. If it really is as noisy and as bad as you say than I think I'll have to leave it out of my collection. There are plenty of other cars I want anyway. However the car may just have a fault or you might have to take it apart and look and tune it better.
 

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well the noise has mysterisouly gone, but i wudnt leave it out of your collection! it looks absolutely buetifull, and although its not the fastest down the straites, it flys round the corners. its a great race car, which is a problem seen as the one i got isnt mine, its a mates, so i never get to race it lol.
 

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I've only seen one of these running and it was in some sort of 'whisper mode' because it was one of the quietest cars I've seen in ages.

It was so noticeably silent I meant to post about it a week ago when I saw it. Super silent.

I can't decide if I think it a pretty shape or not; but the paint job cannot be flawed. Mind, the spoiler didn't last very long at all, which was a shame.
 

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yeah, weve reglued the spoiler once aswell. scalextric and co should make the breakable bits stronger! like metal supports of stuff
 
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