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Old 07-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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i live in Georgia where its mostly hot and humid, i was running my truck and when i checked the temp it said 300, i run my motor rich but it usually run cool when im driving it on paved roads temp between 170 and 210 but when i take it in short grass or dirt the temp jumps up from 200 to 260 and highest it got was 300, am i doing anything wrong,
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As long as you are seeing a good smoke trail, and it's performing well, I wouldn't worry too much about temps. I would check for air leaks if it gets any hotter though, check your fuel tank lid and you pinch bolt on your carb, that's the most common places...

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Grass puts ALOT of strain on the engine thus giving you higher engnie temps.
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My revo loved to run about 250 -275, pending on how hot it was out. I would tune it by sound, smoke ,performance and it would fall within that range.

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i live in macon GA, i was wondering bout the temps, i have a good train of smoke and the motor dies 3 or 4 secs after i pinch the fuel line...its a new motor and i didnt want to mess it up by running it too hott, i run it kinda rich to stay on the safe side.......another question what is the average life span of a properly run motor
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About 8-12 gallons.
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About 8-12 gallons.
Rite around there, one guy i know put about 14 gallons on his 3.3 and ran it a little leaner to point it would ping. I usually get about 3-5 gallons on my 3.3 motors, because i run the heck out of motors. Its not due to the lack of knowledge but just how i run them knowing it shortens the life span of the motor and produce enormous amount of power.

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