Originally Posted by nathanjohnzrc
What is the better way to maintenance a Nitro petrol RC car? Please give me a better suggestion.
- Loop fuel line from Engine Carby to Pressure nipple on Tank
- Remove Exhaust manifold.
- Disconnect ball cup for carby
- Cap the fuel nipple and carby
- Remove the engine
- Remove the clutch.
NOTE: If you've never done this before carefully remove only the clutch bell. Clean bearings, grease thrust bearing if required and KEEP SHIMS in order. Put aside and clean clutch shoe and check the flywheel nut is tight.
If you have the tools to remove the flywheel, you can get the crank shaft out and give the engine bearings a clean too.
- A quick brush flush & clean of engine body and allow to dry.
(I use spray brake cleaner. Careful with solvents that harm carby boots and internal o-rings etc.)
Undo plug, remove head, remove backplate, remove piston/rod, remove crank. Clean with alcohol, lubricate/protect and re-assemble.
Reassemble clutch, ensure free spin, good gap and a little endplay. Clean and check engine mounts and screws inspect transmission, Inspect seals, tighten carby (dont over do it, you'll snap the bolt)