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Old 10-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Iam running my buggy with a OS VZB in it. The outside temps are as such that the motor will only get to about 180 to 200deg.

Is that hard on it? It is broke in though.

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Old 10-31-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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rap you head in tin foil or with a 1/10 scale tire foam to keep the temps up.
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rap you head in tin foil or with a 1/10 scale tire foam to keep the temps up.

he is NOT talking about breaking the motor in.
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When its that cold that the engine can't get up to temp 180 is kinda bad. I would run a rag folded over once and cut to size to fit 1/2 to 1/3 over the front of the engine and zip tie it on there to keep the temps normal.
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i would lean it out until it is running about 220-230 running to cold will hut your con if you dont want to lean it get some alluminum tape and put it around your head
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Is it running good at those temps?
Tune to power. If it's running rich at 180-200 lean it out a bit. Outside ambient temp will effect the tune, but if it's running with usual power and just the temps are lower than normal I personally wouldn't worry about it.
Leaning it out will not only raise the temp, but will reduce lubrication. Not always a good thing. Some engines (GRP for example) run all day at 180-190 deg and does not hurt the conrod.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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Hey thanks guys, I ran today and rapped just the top part of the head. It ran at 210-230, ran great.

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