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Volvo B24 need help please.

Old 08-27-2007, 08:04 AM
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Default Volvo B24 need help please.

Hi there just got my very first nitro boat, A Volvo B24 with team infinity 18 engine. Now i know a lot of people don't think much to these but I'm new to boating and it seems ok.
Ran about 7-8 tanks of fuel through it now and it still seems ok, But now i want to lean the enging out as i have been running it very rich breaking it in.
Took the advice of people on the forums to run the boat through hot and cold cycles, Seems to be breaking in lovley and it's getting a lot more easier to start.

Just got some questions that i would appreciate if i could get answers.

1) What noise/smoke level am i looking for when leaning the boat out.

2) what is the lifespan on a nitro engine.

3) Where is the best position for the trim tabs.

4) When the boat stops of i flip in the water the the exhaust fills up with water due to its location. Is there any way of moddin the exhaust to provent this.

Many thanks 1981Psycho
Old 08-27-2007, 10:29 AM
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Default RE: Volvo B24

Also what is the best prop size>
Old 08-27-2007, 04:49 PM
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Default RE: Volvo B24

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Anyone care to help?
Old 08-27-2007, 05:31 PM
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Default RE: Volvo B24

I go more by temp. than how much smoke is coming out.

As far as prop size goes...try an Octura X440. I have a V hull powered by an OS .18 (more power than the infinity .18) that pushes a 42mm prop with no problem.

Trim tabs - I don't use them...they just slow you down. ....there are exceptions but, your boat shouldn't need them if the boat is balanced properly.

If you flip your boat, just be prepared to drain everything out (hopefully your radio isn't wet). If water is in the engine...pull out the glow plug, flip your boat upside down, pull the starter a bunch of times to help kick the water out. Then, get the boat running again to burn off any water left in the engine.

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