Losi Monster Trucks Discuss all Losi Monster Trucks (i.e. LST) in this forum. Optionally you may discuss this and all other MT's in our general MT forum.

glow plug

Reply
Old 08-03-2011, 01:58 PM
  #1
full maxx
Thread Starter
 
full maxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 2,019
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default glow plug

Ben out of the hobby for 2 years... refresh my memory the mach 427 runs a hot plug correct
full maxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2011, 09:36 PM
  #2
HerrSavage
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Irgendwo, GERMANY
Posts: 10,292
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug

IMO, an OS #8 for break in, then I run a cold OS A5 for normal running.. Lower temps, more power/speed, but a bit less stable on the idle...

Here's my SC8 with a silver 427 and an OS A5 from last weekend..:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3306iVGwr0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LBUR8XVsZU



The A5/#10 is all I run in my SH engines - Mach, LRP Spec 3, etc..

The Odonnel plugs are/were OK - if you can find them still.. Tower had them for DIRT cheap...

A lot of people like the McCoy plugs, but I never much liked or had good luck with them.

HerrSavage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 02:20 AM
  #3
full maxx
Thread Starter
 
full maxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 2,019
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug

Hey man you don't remember me do ya....been a while...speaking of McCoy....mine has been sitting for 2 yrs.....blue head Mach..Im the one that found the difference in the two mach anyway of fired right up and ran great....my little boy is 6 now so Im letting.g him drive it this weekend
full maxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 04:42 AM
  #4
1QwkSport2.5r
 
1QwkSport2.5r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Posts: 9,157
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug

Pick your glow plug according to fuel. 20% nitro or less usually a hot plug is best. Medium plugs in 30% nitro, maybe cold plugs if the air temp is really hot. I use McCoy MC59 hot plugs in all of my engines both car and airplane all year; up to 25% nitro. I make my own fuel at 20% nitro 12% castor and my engines love it. I tried medium plugs and the idle suffered a lot. Even my anemic Traxxas engines like mc59's. Head temps range from 240-260 on my homebrewed fuel.
1QwkSport2.5r is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 01:08 PM
  #5
full maxx
Thread Starter
 
full maxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 2,019
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug

Yeah the silver Mach just can't be beat....would like to try the lrp 3 tho just to see...."hey 2.5 what is the cost of mixing your own brew....
full maxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 04:32 AM
  #6
1QwkSport2.5r
 
1QwkSport2.5r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Posts: 9,157
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug


Quote:
ORIGINAL: full maxx

Yeah the silver Mach just can't be beat....would like to try the lrp 3 tho just to see....''hey 2.5 what is the cost of mixing your own brew....
20% nitro car fuel 12% castor costs me about $21 a gallon to make and my 5% nitro 20% castor airplane fuel is about $13 a gallon. Synthetic oil is way more expensive than castor. Raw ingredients cost me about $120 and that would allow me to make 4 gallons of car fuel and 2-3 gallons airplane fuel. Car fuel is $36/gal and airplane is $33/gal so it's almost half price.
1QwkSport2.5r is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 05:42 AM
  #7
full maxx
Thread Starter
 
full maxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 2,019
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: glow plug

A gallon of Odonnells is 23.99 and a gallon of Byron's is 22.99 where I live in NC....both are 20%
full maxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:04 AM.