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Old 02-07-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default HOw to probally break in and Engine?

How would you break in a OS CVR .12 ? what is your needle setting? for high end and Idle and Low end. How many tanks to Run when breaking it in? Im just wondering cuz i just rebuilt my Engine thats why i wonder.
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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It should tell you in your engine manual. If you don't have it you can look here...
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:53 AM   #3
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Plenty of information already on this topic:

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proper way to break-in an engine???? (LOT of info on this thread. . .)

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scroll down to you find "Engine Break In And Tuning For The New and Experienced Racer: "
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What i used to break my engine in, and I think ive gotten much better results was placing the engine on plywood with a propeller. I let it run at idle for about a tank, with little blips of the throttle to clear the fuel out. After my 4th tank leaned it out a bit and had it run around half throttle. In between tanks i let the engine cool to room temp. Ive gotten so much more power doing it that way then breaking it in the car.
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Well, as we discussed in another thread ALOT, your best bet is to follow directions that came with the engine. If you want to do somethign else, refer to the a page or 2 back. Im sure you check it out before startnig this thread.
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Default HOw to probally break in and Engine?

I have also used the propeller method of engine break-in, however the Carb is in the way on most RACE R/C car engines to do this. All of my RACE engines have been broken-in the car by idling 1-3 tanks, then driving all future tanks, with a complete cooldown between tanks. By tank 7-9 the engine is usually close to being in full race tune.
As long as you follow SOME kind of break-in proceedure before going full tilt, you should be fine.
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