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Old 07-26-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default Maintenance......

Just wondering what all else you guys do regarding maintenance on your carts. I know about adding water to the batteries and making sure the cables are tight, but is there anything else you do?

Any spots to oil or grease? etc.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Maintenance......

you will have a greese fittling on the steering and you have oil in the rear diff. I also make sure the lugs are tight when I service them. Its also a good idea to check cable tightness on the motor. Dont forget about the brakes.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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And wash it every once in a while.

Also keep a check on the air pressure. Low tires will draw unnecessarily from your battery pack.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #4
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I keep a mental check-list, but I recommend to my friends and neighbors to do the following:

1. Each use/Daily: Tires look full, Batteries clean and wires tight, Steering feels responsive, no new noises/rattles, brakes work (able to lock up tires with a hard stop), check charger wire and plug connections for dirty, frayed or pulled wires (AC and DC wires and plugs).
2. Each week: Battery levels good, add distilled water as needed. Check front and rear suspension for loose, bent, broken or leaking parts. Investigate as needed.
3. Each month: Fill tires to recommended pressure. Top off all batteries. Check all lug nuts tight. Check all wire connections tight (including controller and motor).
4. Annually: Check differential fluid level, rotate tires, check/tighten all bolts/nuts that are accessible. Clean anything that doesn't get cleaned in your normal wash routine. Lift batteries and inspect for corrosion. Check all wiring that is visible for cracks, wear/fraying, corrosion, loose or pulled crimp connectors and repair or replace as needed (this includes light wiring, throttle and charge circuit wires)

I can't afford to have the wife bugging me that her cart doesn't work, this checklist keeps her out of my hair and on the beach!!
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