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Old 01-15-2004, 01:11 AM
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ive just bought an os21rg-x(p) engine and i was wondering if i can break it in in cold weather about -2 degrees celsius.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:51 AM
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i wouldn't do to engine starting problems plus parts get brittle.I would start in the house let it run a few minutes and then take it out thats how i would just don't jump or any of that.plastic parts will break in the cold.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:57 AM
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yes, you can break an engine in, with temps below freezing, but not too much below. A nice helpful hint in getting the engine up to temp is to wrap the cooling fins in tin foil. Be forwarned, however, that the engine will be very difficult to start.
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Old 01-15-2004, 08:19 PM
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i have to agree with nitroaddict it's gonna one heck of a time trying to start it
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:02 PM
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definatly. i have trouble starting my mt2 in temps under 50 degrees farenheit. (10-15 celcius) and new engines are *****y to start anyway. give it a try but dont worry if you cant get it to start.
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:15 PM
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just make sure it's like room temp before you try starting it...whenever it's cold outside and I wanna drive, i just put my R/C in the floor of my truck and turn on the heat, it'll usually start right up if it hasn't had a chance to get cold.
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:34 PM
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Have you ever been to a sporting goods store and seen those foot warmers that your supposed to put in your boots? There pretty small (they fit in your boot with your foot in it), they only cost a couple bucks, they get pretty hot (almost burns if you hold it too long), and they last for like up to 6 hours. Some are even reusable. Anyway, put a couple around your cooling head for a bit before starting, and hold them there with a rubber band. That will heat it right up. You can keep using them the whole time your out, and you can keep them in your pockets to keep your hands warm!
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