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Old 07-08-2005, 07:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Artificial-I
thats the way to go, have over 20 gallons thru my rb and still runs strong, same sleeve and piston and yes its still tight, i have changed 3 rods and I'm on my secound set of bearings, you do have to some work, nothing lasts forever,
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:01 PM   #17
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is it a better idea to break in the engine running it onthe ground with no body (at lower speeds so oyu don't break stuff) to aid in the cooling process?
also temp guages are like $30 and a pretty good investment on tuning an engine if you intend to keep it a long time.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:36 PM   #18
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I normally leave the body off, just easier to make adjustments and if your not going that fast there should be no crashing. Of course cooling is a major factor but there should be sufficient air flow even with the body on (make sure u have a big hole in your front windscreen.)
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:30 AM   #19
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my technique.

idle for 2 or 3 tanks at the richest setting possible. this loosens up the piston sleeve etc. i always use a fan set at high as close as possible when doing this.

i also have the wheels of the ground.

start driving it 4th tank slowly. with blips at closer intervals each time.

5th tank same as fith tank but slightly quicker and i make sure it doesn't go over 100 degrees celcius. i use a temp gun for this.

start leaning 6th tank and i do this at my favourite track i race the most at.

alway use the fuel you race with.

and i always treat my motors with microlon before a drop of fuel hits any metal parts, and i also mix microlon into the tank when i start driving it for the 4th and 5th tanks only
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:56 AM   #20
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Sitting engines at idle on a starter box does more harm than good. I use Cyrul's WOT method and find that this makes the most sense and works the best. I like to get it up to between 85 and 90 or so degrees straight away with a really rich setting with the throttle wide open.

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Old 07-09-2005, 05:56 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by caggers
I have never heard of anyone using 6 litres of fuel to break in an engine- your lhs just wants you to buy alot of fuel.

Exactly......theres no way it should take 6 litres to break in an engine
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:20 PM   #22
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Thanks guys.

I`ll probably go with the website Artifical-I gave me. for my next engine break in.!

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