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Old 05-26-2004, 03:14 PM
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I dont currently have a truck but will be buying one within the next few weeks. I haven't yet decided between Savage or T-Maxx... anyway not the point...

I just read this article on engine maintenance... [link=http://www.hpiracing.com/engines.htm]HPI ENGINE HORROR STORIES[/link] and now I'm scared to death to go and fork over big MOOLA for a Nitro truck when I can't even drive it in the dust for fear it seizes up on me. I'm not going to drive it through a river or anything, but I want to know how careful I need to be with this.

I keep reading suggestions to toss the stock air filter and get an aftermarket one - is this necessary as well?

Also, does anyone ever drive their truck in wet or snowy conditions?

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Old 05-26-2004, 03:25 PM
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Umm, i never had these problems. I drive my truck in the mud, dust, rain all the time.. And i got a Savage.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:29 PM
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If you read it it says that the people did not care for the engine properly. Its really just gives you reasons on why to use you're airfilter and use air filter oil.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:44 PM
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Umm, i never had these problems. I drive my truck in the mud, dust, rain all the time.. And i got a Savage.

No Problems with shorting out your electronics?
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:45 PM
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If u hav a problem with simple upgrades like better air filter then maybe this hobby isnt for u , just trying to say there isnt 1 rc out there that is perfect u can use the stock filter but there are better alternatives it all comes down to it will always cost $ and maken it better is just part of the fun and I hav a savage and ran it all winter and in wet conditions just waterproof as best u can things break all the time just part of the fun..
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:15 PM
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From the amount of crud in those engines I would venture to say those r/cs were run for a long period without air filters. Or maybe a short period into a muddy creek. I run mine in the snow with no engine problems other than the joy of tuning. My electronics were heavily sealed with silicone & grease.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:58 PM
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I put almost 6 gallons through my s25 and it's still running strong however I replaced it with a mach 26 because I wanted more power. I've got two savage 25's and neither engine had any problems other than normal maintainance issues.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:45 AM
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There's like a tablespoon of dirt in this engine I'd have to say the airfilter fell off, or this person just did not care about this truck. Probably a sponsored guy, hehe
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:52 AM
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OK. Stupid me. Here's a real newbie question... savageDias said:

I run mine in the snow with no engine problems other than the joy of tuning. My electronics were heavily sealed with silicone & grease.

How do you seal up your electornics with silicone & grease?
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Silicone is used on servos and other cracks that water might find its way into. It works great on wires that come out of servos, recieves and other electronics. Some guys even take small ballons and fit there reciever in it so that no water or moisture gets to it. If you really want to weatherproof you vehicle check out the June issue of radio control Car Action on page 192. It shows how to seal servos and totally weather proof your RC. You can also look at these sites http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/links/links-articles.asp and http://www.hobbytalk.com/modules.php...rder=0&thold=0 .
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don't let nothing stop you from your dream/imagination come true, NOTHING!!!
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