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12-28-2008 04:06 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Rototerrier

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Has anyone been able to source some 5/32 tubing rather than having to get the slimline maintenance kit with the rollers?

Also, would anyone have any suggestions on speeding it up? A different size / type of tubing?

I have done some searching and I know it is 5/32 but I can't find the exact tubing. Would like to get a life time (couple feet) supply of this tubing and just replace it on occasion so that I don't risk busting and then actually having to replace the rollers.

And it is SLOW. Filling up the tank on my 90 takes a while.

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12-29-2008 03:32 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Paul Hinz

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Tower Hobbies sells maintanance kits for Slimline pumps or any hobby shop should be able toget it. The part numbers are SLI2006 for the Boxxer or SLI2005 for the SL2000. Either one will work the SL2000 one has 3 feet of fuel line, the Boxxer one only has 1 foot of fuel line.

One way to make it pump faster is to run it on higher voltage, butthat may cause more wear on the motors brushes.

Paul

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01-04-2009 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Puffy929

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I run mine on 14.4 with no issues for the last two years.

TRex600Nitro YS 50 JR9303Converted to 2.4 TJ Pro

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01-04-2009 03:14 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Rototerrier

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Is it significantly faster? I have a 14.4 4s lipo laying around I could hook to it. I have actually been running it off a 3 cell 11.1v Lipo...so It is possible I am running just a little slower because of that.

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01-04-2009 04:17 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Ace Dude

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I've been using mine with the Slimline battery base using ten 1.5v AA Alkaline batteries (15v) for years. However, I've never used it at lower voltages so I can't compare the difference. Peristaltic pumps aren't exactly known for their speed.

You may want to check if Sullivan has some fuel line with the same dimensions that's used in the Slimline pumps.

If the rollers get fuel on them the will need to be replaced. The rebuild kits are really the best option. I've been using my pump for years and although I have a spare rebuild kit on hand I've never used one. (I hope I just didn't jinx myself).

If the speed is really that much of an issue you can always run a dualie setup like this:

  

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01-04-2009 07:06 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Puffy929

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it pumps faster.

TRex600Nitro YS 50 JR9303Converted to 2.4 TJ Pro

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01-04-2009 08:06 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Ace Dude

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"Faster" is a relative term....

  

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01-04-2009 08:10 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Rototerrier

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Tried it out today on 3s and 4s lipos. Completely filling my Trex 600 took 1:13 on 3s and 1:06 on 4s. 4s runs the motor much harder and IMO, the added wear on the motor isn't worth 7 seconds. Going to stick with the 11.1 3s lipo and just twiddle my thumbs. And yea, 1 minute isn't "that" long to fuel...but I also have a Trex700 and it is up around the 2+ minute mark. That bugs me a bit, but not totally unbearable.

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01-04-2009 09:52 PM  8 years agoPost 9
GREYEAGLE

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Boxer

I waited years to get a boxer, due to their price I just couldn't see the purchase. A very close friend gave me one as a gift

Aftr 35yr's + I've had every pump managable, and sooner or later they all had a problem either with contamination due to wear, wouldn't self prime, leaked after a couple of years or the various gears and rubber impellors would give, up contaiminating the lines.

One of the better one's was the ole reliable manual six shooter, but if it ever got dinged, the exterior plastic nipples would shear off.

One thing I really like it is that it's very quite, smooth, and delivery is constant. They will also build a bit of head pressure if you don't have your vent's open If you got a bad line, It'll find it or blow it off!

Speed has never been a issue. I don't want to waste a drop and I'm never in that big of a rush.

greyeagle

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01-04-2009 10:42 PM  8 years agoPost 10
rstacy

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I'm with Greyeagle. I had given up on electric pumps. The reliability just wasn't there...until I tried the Boxxer. Now I'm hooked. I run 2 of them on 1 3S 2100 mah pack. I charge it about once a year.

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01-04-2009 11:21 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Ace Dude

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Ray, does the picture in my post above look familiar?

Folks, the picture in my post above is Ray's dualie Boxxer setup.

  

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01-06-2009 03:32 PM  8 years agoPost 12
rstacy

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I did recognize it!

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05-20-2009 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 13
zeenon

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Linden, NJ

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Folks,

I've just stumbled on this thread. On the dual pump setup are you running the stock diameter tubing (tubing similiar to what the boxxer comes with)? I setup a boxxer on the side of a jersey modeler fuel jug but I could use a little faster pump rate.

Z

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