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Old 10-21-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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last sunday was my first nitro race...the track was a nice asphalt sprayed with sugar water for traction....a local racer told me and sold me nitro shoes 40 degree 26mm for front and 30 for rear...my question is..when i was shopping for tires i came accross some different degrees...35, 40, 50's...whats the diffrence and what does it stand for?...is it for the weather, track surface?...


one more question....about the glow plugs....i put a mccoy mc-9 but when i was at the track the local racer told me to use mc-59 because i was runnning a fuel with 20% nitro in it....whats the diffrence in plugs....then i saw some plugs that says cold plug and hot plugs...
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Old 10-21-2003, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hi Los1Fan,

Foam tires: The number member the hardness of the compound. The higher the number the harder it is and the less grip it will have. On hotter days these tires will last longer.

Have a look at: http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/tire_guide.asp

For your glow plugs have a look at:

http://www.rcnitro.com/rn/articles/glowplugs.asp

Hope that helps

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Old 10-21-2003, 01:12 AM   #3
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Let's throw in off set tires into the equation for some fun!!! Hahaha ...
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:33 AM   #4
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tIANcI from what i know offset adds width on the car...mening i would be wider...thats what i was told..but not really sure.


ttektek : that tire guide and glow plug explains a lot..thnx...


next question..how many or how long can i run my engine before cleaning (overhaul)?
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next question..how many or how long can i run my engine before cleaning (overhaul)?
When it dies or gives out.
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next question..how many or how long can i run my engine before cleaning (overhaul)?
After each day of racing it is a good idea to open the motor and lube it good with some WD-40.
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Old 10-21-2003, 02:50 PM   #7
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I wouldn't recomend taking your engine apart after running it. If you use after run oil, just put a few drops down the carb and turn the engine over a few times.
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I wouldn't recomend taking your engine apart after running it. If you use after run oil, just put a few drops down the carb and turn the engine over a few times.
Actually, I enjoyed the advice that Trey gave.
I agree with Rapid Roy though.
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he didnt really say open like dissasemble your engine...just take the plugs and air filter and spray it with WD-40..but i was wondering if it's safe to yous wd-40 instead of after run oil?...and what would be the benefits(spelling) of it than using after run oil?
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Los1Fan - you really need to polish the engine after every gallon or two, that will keep the engine in optimum condition, the build up of carbon will rob the engine of power. I just polished mine and the engine is so sweet now. When I say polish I mean cleaning it, not doing any mods at all.

One of the best after run oil is still the Singer oil (light machine oil) ... the oil will not evaporate and it inhibits rust, also it is really really cheap compared to the Tornado and whatever brands they sell to us RC guys.
As for your air filter do not spray it with WD40 just like that, you need to clean the air filter, I use your standard foam air filter and after a long day I will just dip it in warm water with added detergent or some spirit, after that I oil it with some MotorSaver.
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here are some neat rain tires
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these are for 1/8 scale dstributed by rbconcepts.
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if you use wd40 you could blow your engine. I had a friend do that to a novamega mcp and it snaped the rod big time. after run oil for me.
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if you use wd40 you could blow your engine. I had a friend do that to a novamega mcp and it snaped the rod big time. after run oil for me.
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