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Old 08-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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I am trying to break in my axial .28 in my savage x.The problem is the engine temp keeps going up towards 275 degrees and beyond.I shut it off at 300 and this is within a few minutes of starting it.The instructions say to leave all the settings flush.I live in Maine and am kinda new to the nitro scene.I know people say the weather plays a factor in engine tuning.Ive contacted my lhs and they want an arm and a leg to break it in.I would like to learn myself and want to know some tips about breaking it in and tuning it.So my biggest problem is the temp running up on the break in.I have tried to move the settings and cant get anything to work.Any help will be great!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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are u running with or w/o a body? run it without the body so you can get some air flowing past the cooling fins on the head. also try running it on the rich side... dont worry if it gets up to 300 degrees but be checking the temp often, i've had mine up to 400 degrees only once and we had to shut er' off asap because thats WAY TOO HOT!!!!!!! its an air cooled engine so dont let it sit there idling for too long unless ur gonna shut it off because it needs the air flow to cool it down other than that i cant really think of anything else to ya. sorry dude.
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might have an air leak or something stuck in the carb , hold the throttle wide open and richen the high needle (counter clockwise) until it will barely run . 210 to 230 is ok for break in bud , but 300 is way too hot for a new engine . also make sure the temp gun you are using is accurate , sometimes that can screw you up . good luck bud , monty
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first, let me assume that your using the correct fuel, (20%)

http://members.optusnet.com.au/savag...e%20tuning.htm

http://www.rchobbies.org/engine-tuning.htm
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Thanks for the tips and web sites.I will try these out and hope for the best.Any more tips are welcomed.Thanks.
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