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Old 08-14-2003, 01:02 AM
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Well I got to idle through one tank. That takes forever just idling. My motor temps topped at about 255 by my temp gun. I tried to get in a second tank but my glow driver went dead. Oh well maybe tomorrow.
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:24 AM
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congrats on the savage purchase, 255 sounds kinda high just for idleing thats the temp you want to run after its broke in and your bashing, I would think about richening it up a bit, that is if your temp gun is accurate
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:32 AM
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Mine ran around 210 when I was doing my idling tanks.
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I was very rich already. It poured the fuel from the pipe. I am using Trinity 20%. It may be the lower oil content is why my temps where higher.
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:43 AM
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i would still richen it about 1/2 turn, or maybe even a full turn, you can't be too rich when breaqkin it in. My savage after a full tank of bashing and or racing only gets to about 260 or so and thats almost full throttle the whole time. I'm not telling you how to break in your truck just giving you my situation.
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I agree with that. If you want that engine to last richen it up alot !!!! Even the .21's should not reach that temp on the first tank. It should not be more than about 160-170 topps.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:54 AM
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It should not be more than about 160-170 topps.
disagree totally on that one...For an ABC type engine to be broken in properly it needs to be taken to it operating temps in order for the metals to expand to there operating tolerances...IF you go below that you will screw up the pinch inside the sleeve...You'll end up with an engine that runs erraticly....
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Well i have had no problerms with my engines. But you have to get the engine rich (OIL) to lube properly for the first tank at the least.
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I agree with wizen. It needs to be a gradual heat up for the parts to set. I would not want to see an engine run that temp idling for an entire tank but to peak at the end of a tank is fine as long as you have plenty of fuel spitting out the exhaust so you know its well lubed.
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:02 AM
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Well, I finished it out today. Let me just say, MY ARM IS TIRED, lol. I richened it up and it ran good the first tank. Then it did not want to start on the second. Finally I got it going and it did good. I must say one thing. Throttle and brake is set horrible out of the box. No brakes and no full throttle. I added some fuel tubing to the brakes and got that working I think. And I think I got the throttle arm to fully open the carb, guess I'll find out the next time I run. I also must say, it catches a lot of dirt and crap around the glow plug. I like never got that cleaned out. Also should I hear it shift. It never sounds like it does but it will wind out at about 28 to 30. And I still hate the body clips, they scratch the body when inserted.
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