Originally Posted by kslimm0714
i am not sure if there was a thread on this already sorry if i'm doing a double post.
ok now the problem i bought the engine used but in good working condition i sent it out cause it was getting hard to tune on bottom end so i sent it out to get re pinched got it back. i but it all back together put some after run oil to help lube it. so now when i turn the flywheel it gets locked up and is extremely hard to turn. i just thought cause it was fresh re pinched so i was able to get 1 tank on it was running at 213 degrees is this normal that its so hard to turn i have to use a screw driver to force the the piston down.
engine is Team orion crf mte.21
thanks again for any info and sorry if i re posted or double on a post
Pre-heating your engine is important, but make sure you haven't mess up your engine's needle settings... check out this thread and look for the post by Infanterene Orion CRF Alpha Mike Truhe Edition - MTE
... Orion CRF Alpha Mike Truhe Edition - MTE
Also, you can always take it to you local hobby shop and ask them to set the needles for you so you can tune it/break it in again
... Re-pinching is just like starting with a new engine... Take your time and don't rush it. Good luck