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Old 11-03-2008, 02:35 PM   #16
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CHECK YOUR CLUTCH
Silly question but what should I be checking?

It has barely 3 litres on it (I think thats 3/4 of a gallon). So maybe I should just be patient and wait it out a bit.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #17
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The sensor is one rib to low.
I should be between the lowest and the second lowest rib.
It also shoud be on the opposit side of the exhaust. It's 90deg off richt now.
Post back your findings I think U will be fine.

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:45 PM   #18
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Differnet fuels give off more or less smoke depending on the brand. So a good smoke trail can be iffy at best. I would check my drivetrain starting at the clutch, replace your bearings even if you think there good. Use $1 bearings $5, $1 havent found that it mattered much. What matters is that you clear out a good bit of the bearing packing grease. That CB bearing grease coats the inside of your CB and make the clutch slip. Causing overheating. Make sure you don't have more than a shims amount of play in CB. 2nd but probally one of the most important male sure your you got it meshed right and engine squared.

I run a nomadio react and I got away from the temp sensor quickly. It always gave me bad readings for various reasons. If you know your tune is correct then its more than likely in the drive train. Also check center diff bearings and breaks. from there move to front and rear diff bearings. Forget those temp gadgets trust what you know tune it right and run it.

Your desciption sounds like you got it tuned well so look at the other things.

By the way nice looking buggy.
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have you done a spit test.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:54 PM   #20
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have you done a spit test.
No not yet.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #21
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that is exactly what i was hinting at when i asked how many gallons it had on it..... ill bet it is pretty new
Yeah, but if he's really running 300 deg that's too hot, I don't care how much pinch it has. My guess is he's probably running a little warm and his on-board temp gauge is off also. Find somebody with an Exergen and have them temp your motor and see how it compares to your on-board.
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yeah the exergen will deff help diagnose the problem
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I used that same temp loop sensor on my heli last year.

I wouldn't say it's extremely accurate. At LEAST get someone with an Exergen or equivalent to temp the motor so you can get an idea where that sensor is at reading-wise.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:54 AM   #24
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Took it for another run today (took it back to original settings).

After setting the needles using everything (smoke, reactions, sound, spit-test, pinch-test, etc etc)... everything that is bar the temp guage (which was still reading high) I came to the conclusion that the guage is all but useless.

So... I have a friend who is a fridge mechanic, and he has a top of the range IR guage, I will borrow that and see how it goes.
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Is the smoke blue tho because if it aint blue its leaned out!
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Is the smoke blue tho because if it aint blue its leaned out!
Yep its blue.
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