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Old 02-24-2006, 06:36 PM
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I am looking for some feedback on the importance of running glow plugs with the idle bar vs. standard plugs for RC. I have used both and I can't really see a difference in performance or longevity. Many people have told me that plugs with the idle bar are not neccessary, and others have told me that they will last longer. I am just looking for the general opinion of the good folks on RCU. With all the countless years of experience on this site, I always learn something from the various answers and opinions. I greatly appreciate any and all feedback to my question.

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Old 02-24-2006, 07:01 PM
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Many years ago I used plugs with idle bars. Then I took a long break from the hobby. When I started again, plugs without idle bars were the standard. I have yet to feel the need to get out any of the idle bar plugs if have from when I used to fly, the new ones with no idle bar work great.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:55 PM
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basically in todays motors idle bars are not nessasary. the only aplication they are good for are
1) older engine 10+ years old even then they are not nessasary unless you have idle problems
2) inverted engine. inverted engine when run rich like when being broke in have a tendancy to get flooded when started. so the idle bar help a little in keeping the fuel off the element
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Thanks guys, that pretty much what I thought.

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