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Old 03-24-2009, 01:01 AM   #16
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just keep heating up that motor real hot.. use small torch or heat gun on the high setting..

my picco .28 is tighter than an emo kid's pants, even after half a gallon. losening the plug helps too

starter batts can go low quick if the motor is too tight, I started using a car battery...
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:40 PM   #17
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well all i have to do is barely loosen the glow plug for the first start of the day and shell fire right up...

this is the first motor ive never had to prime....? i dont know what the deal is with that... i just loosen the glow plug a 1/4 turn sit it on the box turn it on and press it and she fires right up....

any ways i did 2 tanks a 1/4 throttle today keeping the motor to as close to 200 degrees as possible.... its going to be raining all weekend so it looks like next week ill run one more through at 1/4 throttle then do a few at half then a few at 3/4 then do short wot runs... and just be easy on it for the rest of the gallon....


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Old 03-25-2009, 12:16 AM   #18
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lucky you. having the plug out completely even wasn't doing much for me, I had to heat the motor to high 100s, and it could still get hung up at top dead center

man, what a pain in the rear end. I know, I should be loving it down the road, but that's if I don't melt the whole thing down with an acetylene torch
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:09 AM   #19
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I use a 1800 watt hair drier to heat all my nitro cars. It will get it to 180 or more. I used my wifes till she got mad then picked one up at the thrift store for a couple bucks.
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The small guage wire that comes on the LOSI starter box is your biggest problem. Change it out with Deans 12AWG and you should be good to go. Had the same problem with mine not turning new motors over, changed the wiring and no longer had any problems. Search Losi starter box as there is a thread with pictures and detailed steps on how to do this modification.
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thanks alot jgray... ill look it up...

dad gum rain is here till monday and this motor needs to be done breaking in lol

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The heating up the engine will be made alot simplier once Mark the owner of Powerhouse Performance starts making the engine warmers he has posted on the here. Check them out they will be very nice to have in the pits. Just wrap it around the head about 20 minutes before your race and it will warm to about 160 and then go about your race. Mark is great and check it out under Powerhouse Engine Warmer on here.
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i dont think ill have a problem once i get the motor fully broke in...

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