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Old 08-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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im not into racing yet i just bash around so how long can i get away with not tuning as long as the engine runs ok? or is it bad for it?
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What engine are you running?

In general, if the engine is running rich, you should be fine. If it's running too lean, you run the risk of overheating it and damaging the engine.
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ok, thanks for the help. btw its a kyosho GX15, do you know if they are good or not?
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Sorry, I'm not familar with the GX15.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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oh thats ok,thanks anyways
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To be on the safe side richen the engine about 2 hours each each day you run. Then tune it from there. I always do this, some times that setting is too rich, other times it's just right. But like the above post said, if you are always rich you are safe anyway.
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what do you mean by "richen the engine about 2 hours each "
ok so theres no such thing as a "too cold" running engine?
one more thing is the alpha 3's exaust pipe rear or side? whats the difference? because the "rear" exaust nitros ive seen look like side exaust.
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when you tune an engine you lean one hour at a time. think about a clock, 12 hours. so you tune it from 12:00 to 1:00 and so on. That way you won't go to lean.
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wow i didnt know it took that long to tune an engine.
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