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Old 12-15-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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new motor....what precautions should i use to get the ling oiled before starting
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by indy_rc
new motor....what precautions should i use to get the ling oiled before starting
Not sure if I understand your question entirely, but upon 1st start up it helps to put your "breakin fuel" in the carb for sort of a prime. I usually close the throttle fill the carb with fuel then open the throttle to get it into the engine. Other then that you really don't need to prep a motor for initial start with a new engine. It's the oil that is in the fuel that takes care of the lubrication for the liner. I hope that helped. If your question is in regards to something else, let us know and we will get you the answers you need. Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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new motor....what precautions should i use to get the ling oiled before starting
If your doing regular maintenance after each run then you shouldnt have to use any kind of lube upon starting the engine.
there is already oil in the fuel, best protection would be not to run it to lean, should be a light trail of smoke when your running, unless of course money is no object.
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As said before use a high oil (not nitro) content fuel. Loosen the the glow plug till air can escape a little. If using a bump box hold a finger over the exhaust tip and give the motor a few spins on the box till it sounds like fuel is going thru the motor. You may have to open the throttle a small amount to allow fuel thru the carb. Your lubed now. Throw the glow tool on or tighten the glow plug then use the glow tool and see if it'll start. Some high compression motors start easier with the plug a little loose. Once its running on its own tighten the plug. BTW from the factory most motors come with some oil film still in them from assembly lubes, so your intial spins of the motor are not bone dry.
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Just start it up and run it rich for 6 tanks at 1/4 throttle then start leaning it out.By the 8 tank let her rip
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when i run in an enagine, i use the fuel i will use when im racing it. for starters, i preheat the engine to relieve the stress on the conrod, then if you remove the glow plug and prime the fuel to the carb by the starter box, so its well lubed. then make sure there is still heat in the engine or i preheat agian with the glow plug installed. i then start the engine and let it idle for a tank. let it cool down to room temp thoroughly, then repeat the process again for another tank. after 2 tanks, a preheat of the engine is all i do till its run in at the track for another 6 tanks. replace the glow plug and then race tune leaning little by little for another 2 tanks. hope this helps, as im yet to destroy an engine by doing it this way. they loose compression first and get sluggish. the trick is to keep lots of fuel going through it at all times, and dont run too hot or cold, both ends of the scale are not good. bout 180f i run them in at. cheers.
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