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Old 08-06-2005, 12:42 AM
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It seems that every day there are numerous posts from newbies asking about the hows and whys of engine maintenance etc. I know I've had my share of questions over he past month. I thought a link thread might be a good way to go. Of course that's assuming people use the search function, or it gets stickied.

Here are some that I've come accross recently.

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/nitroengines1.asp

http://www.rccaraction.com/rc/articl...trun_nitro.asp

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/get_enginestart.asp

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/system_basics.asp

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/ht_rebuild.asp

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/10imfix.asp

I've also found that manufacturer websites are often good sources of information. Traxxas has some nice tips.

I hope some of you find these links useful.
Old 08-06-2005, 01:03 AM
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RC nitro fuel basics:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=284

How to read glow plugs:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=285

Nitro car maintenance:
http://www.rcdriver.com/articles/rtr_nitro_maint.shtml

10 Nitro tips:
http://rccaraction.com/rc/articles/10nitro.asp

Avoid common nitro mistakes:
http://rccaraction.com/rc/articles/h..._mistake_1.asp

Post run nitro maintenance:
http://rccaraction.com/rc/articles/postrun_nitro.asp

Start your engine on the first pull:
http://rccaraction.com/rc/articles/engine_start.asp

Release a stuck engine: (new engine troubleshooting)
http://www.traxxas.com/support/howto/TDC.htm

After run procedure: (.pdf file)
http://www.traxxas.com/products/nitr...r-run-proc.pdf

Winter break in tips: (middle of page)
http://www.traxxas.com/support/howto...ating_tips.htm

Clearing a flooded engine:
http://www.traxxas.com/support/pub/t...gfloodedengine

Nitro Engines 101:
http://www.nitrorc.com/articles/2strokepart1a.html

Nitro engine tuning basics:
http://www.nitrorc.com/reference/etuning.asp

Carbs 101:
http://www.nitrorc.com/articles/carb/default.asp

Clutch Tuning:
http://www.nitrorc.com/articles/clutch.html


Old 08-06-2005, 01:16 AM
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And one of the most import links not yet mentioned--the RCU Search Engine!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/search.asp?appid=
Old 08-06-2005, 03:37 AM
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Hehe, I like the last link most of all.
Old 08-06-2005, 04:16 AM
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www.howthingswork.com <<INDISPENSABLE!
Old 08-23-2005, 09:02 PM
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A link on heat cycling engines.

http://www.rbmods.net/enginetempering.php
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hadn't seen that. i've been saying i'm gonna heat cycle my engine for...oh...

the last 4 or 5 engines i've bought

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