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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm seriously considering buying a used 2010 Redline Revolt XL. My question to you is what should I check for to make sure all is well. Thanks
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Re: What to check before buying Revolt XL

Well, the most expensive part on the machine is the engine. So I would start there. A compression check would let you know how the rings and valves are.
I would pull off the air filter. With a flashlight, look down the intake hose. It should be near dust free. K&N filters will pass some light dust, but not sand.
The transmission is the next high dollar unit. Lift the car up on stands and with the trans in gear, engine off, slowly rotate the tires and listen and feel for any grinding, or for rough spots on bearings. Also check the gear lube for metal.
I would plan on a transmission rebuild, using good Timken, or equivalent, bearings and seals. Some transmissions came with Chinese sealed bearings, for some reason. Use open bearings, but make sure all the oil passages are open. Oil should be able to get to the front and back of every bearing. I think, RRP has the parts in a kit.

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Re: What to check before buying Revolt XL

Thanks BearFoot for the impressive quick reply.

Just to clarify what compression rate is good?
Also how do you check metal in lube?

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Thanks BearFoot for the impressive quick reply.

Just to clarify what compression rate is good?
Also how do you check metal in lube?

Thanks again
I'm not positive on a compression PSI number, so you might want to check with Mike at Red Rock Powersports. Some of the other members, may chime in on this.

The Transmission lube plug is behind the rear break disk, on the right hand side. You will need a Hex Key set to open it. After you've rotated the transmission, for the bearing check, give the rear wheels a few fast turns to mix up the gear lube. As you look through the fill hole, you will see the side of the out-put gear. Slide a strip of white paper, down between the case and the gear. Gently pull it out, being carful not to get gear lube, on the break disk. Don't leave any paper, in the trans, or you may have some troubles with the seller.

The paper will also let you see the oil level. It should be just below the filler hole.

The lube color, will be easy to see and metal flecks will show, on the paper. There will always be a little metal showing. These little transmissions are under a lot of stress. Use your best judgement.
Like I said before, I would just plan on a trans rebuild. Then you know exactly what's going on, inside your trans.

I change my gear lube as often as I change the motor oil. Oil is cheap, Engines and Transmissions aren't !



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Re: What to check before buying Revolt XL

I did a quick search and did find some posting claiming something between 160 and 170. Not sure if that is an accurate compression number.

Will check the car and get back to you guys.
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