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Old 01-10-2008, 12:35 AM
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I feel stupid asking this and normally wouldn't ask (first winter break in), but during winter do you need to take any special
precautions in breaking in my new nitro truck. We do have snow on the ground, but I snowblow the drive way
so there is just a light snow coating.I suppose as long as the carbs set-up right it should be fine as long as you're not running
to lean.
Anything to pay special attention to when breaking in during the winter.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:19 AM
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I just broke in my savage x this winter. It wasen't too cold, but cold enough the engine had a very hard time getting upto temps. At first, with a rag on the cooling head, I could only get the temps upto 150f max. I then used some tin foil and a sock on the head, then I was able to get the temp upto the wanted 200+ range. I would get a temp gun, and use it.. it's better safe then sorry. You have to get the engine upto 200 atleast during the heat cycle, or you won't accomplish the wanted "heat cycle"
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^^^yup...i just broke in my truggy and had to use tin foil.
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Ok will do it, thanks guys
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