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Old 10-14-2005, 04:08 PM
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I know a lot of people recommend getting a temp gun to keep an eye on their engine temps, but I just spit on my finger and touch the cooling head of the motor. If it instantly boils off, I know I'm running too hot. If it boils for a good amount of tmie, I know I'm good. Anyone else use this method?
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Old 10-14-2005, 04:25 PM
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I do but I don't spit. I just use a dropper (one drop of water) and then see how long it takes to boil away.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:14 PM
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It's a good methode to get in the ball park, put if you want to know if your engine is 200 or 250 degrees, a temp gun is best. Duratrax makes one for only 20 bucks. My mom bought it for me too, cause I told her she could use it around the house. (for what, i don't know-maybe cooking).
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:23 PM
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ya spit is messy and its thicker (depends on the day) lol it dose boil off but u dont know if spit boils slower than watter i use a droper when i want to test my tune for the week and i use the spit if i think its a little to hot to know when to shut it off
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:53 PM
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i only use water (or if unavailabe spit) when my engines doing something really queer, other than that , i have an OS engine so it only needs to be tuned very rarely.

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Any whether change can affect the tuning of any nitro engine. Unless the temperature, humidity and so on stay the same some retuning is necessary for a peak tune. Say you start running early in the morning and by the after noon the temperature changes 10 degrees this could affect your tuning. I just do not see spending $20 to $30 on a gallon of fuel and not willing to spend that on a temp gun that helps keep your expensive engine safe.
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