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Old 01-23-2009, 09:10 PM
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how do you know when they are tuned right. New to the nitro stuff
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:16 PM
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read your manual......if you don't have one download it here:http://rcdocuments.com/
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Well, the best way imo; is to first read the owners manual(if its a new maxx just out of the box); and that should give ya a good idea as to what settings should be used on break-in, etc.; as for the actual tuning; u want their to be plenty of smoke at wide open throttle(wot) but u also dont want the needle settings to be at a point where its bogging down really bad. If that happens, then u wanna go the other direction on the needles, a VERY SMALL amount at a time till the bogging goes away. Hope this gives ya a better idea of where u should be at and good luck with it man!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:33 PM
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It smokes when at full throttle runs good dont seem to bog down any runs pretty good i think just want to try to have it right thanks
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Well, all I can say other than what I have said above is to keep at it man; the more u play with it urself, the more experienced u will get to be at it...
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thanks for the help will mess with it a little bit thanks
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thanks for the help will mess with it a little bit thanks
No problem man....good luck too!!! [8D]
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some good reading:
http://www.*********.org/cars_eng-tuning.htm
http://www.*********.org/engine-tuning.htm
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Do a search on youtube for "Nitro engine tuning" You will find plenty of videos to keep you busy watching for a while
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As crazy as it sounds, I also will feel the top of the cylinder head fins to see how hot she's running. The smoke and performance give me a lot of the info, but the temp tells me if I'm running a hair lean before the smoke will tell. I also come from a background of older snowmobiles, so some of the methods I use are coming from them.
But it's like Matts6887 said, the more you do it yourself, the better you'll get at it. Have fun.
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ok another question how much oil on air filter and is there any other kind of oil i can use thanks
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Use ONLY air filter oil. It is made just for air filters so that the dirt will stick to the oil and not make it through. Using other oils, like motor oil, can allow dirt and other damaging material through, and you don't want to trash your engine to save a few dollars. As far as how much, I do mine to were they are an even color, or in the case of the motor savers, I over oil it, and then squeeze the excess out with some paper towel. Also, with the motor saver filter setup, I only oil the innermost foam element. The outer element stays dry because I use it just to catch the large junk when in sand, and blow it out from inside to out between every tank.
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ok another question how much oil on air filter and is there any other kind of oil i can use thanks
get a can of PJ1 from your local auto parts store.......Its the same stuff the hobby shop will sell you for about 10% of the cost.
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