R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
mini696's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 304
Default Oil changes with regards to air temperature.

By how much (in general) do you increase oil weights by as the temperature rises?
__________________
D8, GO 5Port
Ve8, RX8 1900, Promatch 5100 4S
SC10, Hobbywing EzRun
mini696 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 02:49 AM   #2
Tech Fanatic
 
MontanaMaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 877
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mini696 View Post
By how much (in general) do you increase oil weights by as the temperature rises?
well the viscosity of the oil is not supposed to change with tempature i dont really believe that but i havent really noticed a need to change on tempature i ran same at 30degrees as i did 90degrees seemed fine to me
MontanaMaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
Peter Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 762
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

http://www.twf8.ws/php/index.php?opt...per&Itemid=175

Towards the bottom of the page is a chart on temp effects on shock oil.
Peter Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
Tech Master
 
stipres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 1,079
Trader Rating: 70 (100%+)
Default

Hey Peter, good info! Out here in Cali we get pretty good swings in temperatures btwn afternoon and evening, and vice-versa. Usually a 10 to 15 degree difference, personally I can definately feel a difference if I dont change my shock oils. To answer your question, I would change only 50cs or 2.5wt, depending on how extreme the weather change. (Example: 500cs during cooler and then 550 when warms up or 40wt to 42.5wt.)

Same goes for long Mains. anything over 20 minutes or so I would bump up the oils as well, depending on how important the race is
__________________
Pres Ilog

AKA Products, Team Losi, Track Star Racing, Tekno RC, Hitec RCD, LRP, Schelle Racing, Imagine It Graphics, EKD, VP/PowerMaster fuels
stipres is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Atria Car Park Speedway tIANcI Malaysian R/C Racers 26519 12-07-2013 06:04 PM
Yay Dvx400Rider Nitro Off-Road 7 02-27-2009 08:25 PM
Please Help Muah! Speedjunkyz Nitro On-Road 36 09-05-2008 07:13 AM



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 06:36 PM.


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