I just started this upgrade and I have a few questions.
What is the best way to mount the PS3 board? I have not unwrapped it yet but the new plastic board holder is too long/wide for the engine space. I believe the board will have to be mounted upside down like the old 5V board was. It was just mounted using the heat sink.
After stripping everything out and removing the motors to put in fresh grease I noticed that if you turn one motor clockwise the wheels it connects to go forward but the other motor if turned clockwise the idler wheels go backwards!! So the motors must turn in opposite directions during operation, is this correct? The motors cannot be reinstalled a different way due to the shaping of the bottom plates. I also have the motors in the same position as original since I took a picture of the 'old' engine before disassembly.
How do you tell the difference between the POT for the smoke unit and the pot for the volume control. They are identical with the same color wires but soldered in opposite positions. Since this engine has no smoke I can just delete the one control but I don't want to cut the wrong one.
Wires wires everywhere! Wire management will be most of the time on this one!
So far I have done the speaker and the couplers, relatively easy. Now the fun starts!
Note how the rear drive wheels protrude up into the chassis plate and the board can't fit between them.