R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
onnetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,727
Default after run oil fouling plugs

Until recently I have always used wd-40 as after run oil.. and it was always done after every run. I had never had a plug completely die on me..
The last couple times I used hobbico after run oil and now have a dead plug.. dead meaning there is no glow to it at all..

coincidence or is wd-40 more plug friendly than after run oil?
onnetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Uneke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 437
Send a message via AIM to Uneke Send a message via Yahoo to Uneke
Default

I've used both and I personally like WD-40. I can't say that the hobbico after-run fouls plugs, but it is a little harder to burn off when it comes time to start the engine again.
Uneke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 07:55 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
onnetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,727
Default

either way, I'm going back to using wd40 instead of after run oil..
like they say, if it aint broke dont fix it......
onnetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 08:57 PM   #4
Tech Addict
 
fathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 575
Default

I use Hobbico oil in my motor and use it very liberally and never had it foul a plug, in fact the plug I used to run my motor in is still going strong.
__________________
Slavich Design
fathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:01 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
onnetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,727
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fathead
I use Hobbico oil in my motor and use it very liberally and never had it foul a plug, in fact the plug I used to run my motor in is still going strong.
what kind of plug?
mine was an A5..
onnetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #6
Tech Addict
 
fathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 575
Default

An LRP No.7 turbo plug it is their med heat range plug.
__________________
Slavich Design
fathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:16 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
onnetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,727
Default

the A5 is a colder plug and is probably more likely to be fouled..
but maybe it was just coincidence..
onnetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 01:39 PM   #8
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 39
Default

Suggestion: Have an old plug that you use as your “after run oil plug” Use it when starting for the first time after using after run oil. Switch to a “good” plug after the oil is burned out of the cylinder. That way, you don’t have to worry about fouling a “good” plug. After a new plug has several runs on it (before its worn to an unsafe limit! ), it becomes your “after run plug” and so on.
veesix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 02:30 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Artificial-I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rurouni Kenshin
Posts: 3,459
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Artificial-I
Default

Beware of using old plugs though cause the wire can break off enter the chamber and while your after running the wire is also saying goodbye sleeve.
Artificial-I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 06:31 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Tabushi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Chile - Southamerica
Posts: 3,029
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Tabushi Send a message via Yahoo to Tabushi
Default

I always use the Hobbyco one or the Team Orion one and never had a single problem other than a lot of smoke when i start my car after a week of resting ... but after a couple of "grrrr !!!" of the engines, all its normal ...

The ones i use are :



and





I just grab the one its closer on my workshop ...
__________________
Patricio "PATO" Concha

E-Mail : [email protected]
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/patoconcha
Whatsapp : +56 9 66165085
Tabushi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 06:43 PM   #11
Tech Addict
 
fathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 575
Default

A lot of smoke and damn does it smell bad............
__________________
Slavich Design
fathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 09:38 PM   #12
Tech Fanatic
 
redsand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Chicane.
Posts: 855
Send a message via Yahoo to redsand
Default bad batch novarossi turbo plugs

reading this thread reminds me of the discussion from last year about some bad batch novarossi plugs. anyone still remember ? was it the 7tf or 7tc ?
redsand is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OS Plugs joydude630 Nitro Off-Road 31 07-17-2008 02:22 AM
OS P3 plugs slowpokeRRR R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 6 05-31-2007 10:17 PM
Anybody tried these plugs? jamiekulhanek Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 5 11-17-2004 07:55 AM
Plugs and plugs and plugs Super Steve Electric On-Road 7 11-16-2003 04:17 AM
Plugs CeleryGod Electric On-Road 12 04-24-2003 08:00 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:07 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net