Hope everyone had a great Holiday. Well, between work, kids, and holidays I have finally broke in my Tornado S30. I just wanted to share my perspective with other beginners such as my self. The first thing I did when I unpacked my car was read the instructions several times. I then went to my LHS and picked up air filter oil, and fuel and advice. I then made sure I had every tool listed in the instructions including blue locktite.
I applied blue locktight to every metal to metal screw and tightened every screw I could find then set the mesh per the instructions and applied locktight to motor mount screws. I did purchase the starter kit and im glad I did. I followed my break in procedures religiously and had no problems starting and breaking in the engine. Make sure to keep your igniter charged. As a matter of fact as soon as i got the motor started I threw it back on the charger. Further, wear some old clothes, no matter how careful I was I got nitro on me. My motor spit allot of oil out during break-in. I used Sidewinder fuel by Morgan Fuel. Its seems to work great, but, I am new to the hobby and really have nothing to compare it too. I ordered a temp gun from tempguns.com for $30. It was very handy. Not only do i use it for tuning and breaking in my motor, I use it for my aquarium and cooking, etc. I did order and install a fuel filter and upgraded aluminium air filter. Further, I ordered an extra glow plug. I also picked up after-run oil at my LHS. Ok here come the questions:
1. Do I need after run oil? The instructions on my fuel bottle said not to use it with their particular fuel. ????
2. I have been reading allot about differential lubrication in this forum. I am a little confused. Should I open up the front and rear and check for lubrication? What about the center?
3. What is the difference between a hot and cold type glow plug. I ordered a HOT one. It has been 35 to 50F when I run the tornado