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Old 04-08-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
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How do you take care of your engine ??

Any experts out there to share with us...........

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Old 04-08-2003, 02:19 AM   #2
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specificity is key, because dopes like me write too much or too little.

Use after run oil after every outing. Clean the air filter elements with motor spray then use real air filter oil (the real stuff is the good stuff).
And every once a while (the more, the better, especially if your car is just sitting around waiting for the next race weekend), take apart your engine and check for wear, hairline cracks (might need a magnifying glass if you're getting crosseyed ) and clean (the outside) of your engine once everything is reassembled by spraying it with something like motor spray or methyl hydrate or denatured alcohol.
When you are reassembling it, lube parts with after run oil so nothing starts grinding as you put it in place again.

That is it in short.
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:38 AM   #3
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Burn all fuel in engine/carb/lines B4 storing
Use "After Run" oil B4 storing
Don't run the engine lean
Use a good well oiled air filter and don't run w/o one
Use a good fuel filter
Use the correct clean fuel
Use the correct plug
No air leaks in engine or fuel lines
Don't overheat it
Sufficient cooling holes in body
Use the right gearing
Make sure clutch is in good condition
Use correct clutch stall speed for track/conditions
Make sure drivetrain is not binding
Make sure brake is not on at full throttle(it happens!)
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Old 04-08-2003, 03:08 AM   #4
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I have follow almost most of the suggestion mention, but still i face a broken crankshaft for my novarossi 5S engine in my VoneRR(still very new engine which use up only @ 2 liter of fuel)

and another broken connecting rod in the GS engine (come with VoneS RTR set)

What could be wrong ?
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ur probly running to lean and over heating ur engine, or staying at WOT for to long
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I'd say overevving.

Do you rev the engine with the car/tires off the ground alot?

Running your engine lean?

Sustained top speeds?
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arent you only supposed to pluse it to clear out the engine right before racing
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Yes, but not excessively.
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Yes, but not excessively.
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nah i kno wat u mean, but i've never seen anyone do it excessively
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For the GS engine which I quiet agree that it might be due to substaining of the speed, as you guy know the engine is not powerful enuff, so to get faster, I need to put on more throttle

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and for the novarossi 5S, which I suspect is due to not enuff break in before going too fast....

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you can tell when the engine is broken in
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"you can tell when the engine is broken in"

how do you know the engine is properly break in ?
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you know the engine is broken in when:
easy to start(pull start easy to pull,yet still has compresion)
you can lean the engine out more with out over heating it
and it'll just run more smoothly than normal
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you know the engine is broken in when:
easy to start(pull start easy to pull,yet still has compresion)
you can lean the engine out more with out over heating it
and it'll just run more smoothly than normal


Thanx alot, I think I learn alot from this forum.....

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