R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 431
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default damaged pipe....anygood?

i made a good size dent in my MSR 1005 PIPE. now its hard to tune the bottom to have some snap..it kind of lags for a second then it blast off...is it my pipe, or is it my tune? the dent is about 2" from where it couples with with header..its about 8- 10mm deep..
absolutemayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Zerodefect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Underground, Ohio
Posts: 4,305
Default

How big is the dent???

Plug one end of the pipe, fill with water, throw in freezer.

Won't work with tough Jammin or other thick pipes, but thin wall pipes sometimes can be fixed some.
Zerodefect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,657
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

dude don't fill it all the way up!!! i took that advice filled it up caped it woke up and my pipe was split in half!

just check it periodically. Got most the dent out though
__________________
"You are not understanding the fundamental principles of my fragmented personality"

Mugen
dreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
8&stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In.
Posts: 1,401
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

try to freeze but if its thick metal it might not come all the way out. who cares what it looks like. if it works properly use it. or some have torched and that helps pop it out
__________________
Mark Buecker
8&stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,657
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8&stuff View Post
who cares what it looks like. if it works properly use it.
he did say it was not working properly. And if the dent is big enough it most certainly have a big effect. The pipe is like a musical instrument, it keeps the harmonics of the compression in the proper tune for desired result. put a dent, you have a new chamber of harmonics.

sounds good anyway
__________________
"You are not understanding the fundamental principles of my fragmented personality"

Mugen
dreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Brian C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Twain Harte, Ca
Posts: 820
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Not sure if thats your tune or not as I'm not the best at tuning either! Make sure the gasket is still sealing maybe when it got bent it damaged the gasket or the surface the gasket fits on. I froze my jammin jp 1 and it came out nearly perfect. Full of water and completely sealed overnight. I think I got lucky though as I've heard of pipes splitting. I used rubber covers and electrical tape to seal so maybe those have some give to them. Good luck chasing the tuning monster.
Brian C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
8&stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In.
Posts: 1,401
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreaux View Post
he did say it was not working properly. And if the dent is big enough it most certainly have a big effect. The pipe is like a musical instrument, it keeps the harmonics of the compression in the proper tune for desired result. put a dent, you have a new chamber of harmonics.

sounds good anyway
if you see i edited before you posted lol. good eye dreaux. agreed on the instrument deal. i use to keep 2 of sevaral pipes until i learned to drive. but have been unsuccessful with the freeze method overall. iv tossed a couple pipes. i cut a brand new(xept 1 BIG dent) jp3 in half just to see it. like you said tho the partially full method may work on a small dent..
__________________
Mark Buecker
8&stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:41 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net