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Old 07-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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hi i have a nitro car which is basicly brand new only used about 5 times and its been left standing for about 2 maybe 3 years due to me not bothering with it, but i have just came across it in the garage and really want to give it the usage it deserves why i am off school so is there anythink i should do before starting it maybe a complete engine strip down?, any sugestions would be helpfull thanks and if this is so then is there any vids or info that would help me do this.

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Break it down and check both bearings and clean it out with motor spray, reinstall everything and add afterrun oil to all the pivot points, bearings, and a little to the piston, turn it over a few times by hand to make sure everything gets coated, and then start it up
U can google step by step directions on how to take it apart and reasemble
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Break it down and check both bearings and clean it out with motor spray, reinstall everything and add afterrun oil to all the pivot points, bearings, and a little to the piston, turn it over a few times by hand to make sure everything gets coated, and then start it up
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Im in the same situation.

I have acquired several engines that have been sitting for at least 10 years. They are all gummed up and i cant really turn the flywheels. The best case scenario is there is old dried up castor in the engine bearings.

The only solvent i know that will dissolve this stuff is fuel.

I have been totally disassembling the engines and letting them set in fuel. it does a good job of freeing up the bearings. then i will wash and scrub everything in solvent, i use naptha. After that assemble them back with light oil.

If there is any solvent out there that is better let me know, i dont know of too much that will touch castor.
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Im in the same situation.

I have acquired several engines that have been sitting for at least 10 years. They are all gummed up and i cant really turn the flywheels. The best case scenario is there is old dried up castor in the engine bearings.

The only solvent i know that will dissolve this stuff is fuel.

I have been totally disassembling the engines and letting them set in fuel. it does a good job of freeing up the bearings. then i will wash and scrub everything in solvent, i use naptha. After that assemble them back with light oil.

If there is any solvent out there that is better let me know, i dont know of too much that will touch castor.
You can also use a heat gun or hair dryer before adding any solvent to loosen up all the gunk that should make it a bit easier on getting it cleared out as well u can use a temp gun heat it up to 200deg let it cool off then start running the solvent your going to use thru it
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thanks for the advice, i have alot of fuel left but does it matter that its about 5 years old and im starting a full engine rebuild and hopefully going to get it up and running within a week
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Im in the same situation.

I have acquired several engines that have been sitting for at least 10 years. They are all gummed up and i cant really turn the flywheels. The best case scenario is there is old dried up castor in the engine bearings.

The only solvent i know that will dissolve this stuff is fuel.

I have been totally disassembling the engines and letting them set in fuel. it does a good job of freeing up the bearings. then i will wash and scrub everything in solvent, i use naptha. After that assemble them back with light oil.

If there is any solvent out there that is better let me know, i dont know of too much that will touch castor.

Simple Green will break castor oil up also.
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