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Old 10-08-2002, 02:20 AM   #31
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High humidity usually wreaks havoc on engine temps.

Having a Crazy Nut head on during one of those days would surely help.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:23 AM   #32
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you hit the nail right in the face

We race in Atlanta and the weather was hot and REALLY humid on Sunday
Felt like a sauna, and you are right, everybody was running hot.

What's the cure for a situation like that?
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:18 AM   #33
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you hit the nail right in the face

We race in Atlanta and the weather was hot and REALLY humid on Sunday
Felt like a sauna, and you are right, everybody was running hot.

What's the cure for a situation like that?
run the coldest plug possible, like a 7 or 8 novarossi, and talk to your club so that maybe in the hot months the rules can be changed to have a larger air intake in the front windsheild of the car. (just cut the whole rear windsheild out though) try doing something to the engine that improves fuel flow as well. or a zac projects heat sink maybe? make sure the fuel tube from the muffler to the tank isn't too long.

or don't racew at all yeah right.
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:04 PM   #34
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Like Stefan said, it was hot (85) and prolly 80 % humidity. I was racing 2 cars and made the mistake of not running the TC durnig the heats, other than getting in the Main. So I didn't tune the engine... my mistake.

BUT< the piston, sleeve, and con rod are going to cost me a WHOPPING 44 bucks!
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:06 PM   #35
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tc=touring car?
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:14 PM   #36
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Are you getting the piston, sleeve and rod from CRC?
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:52 PM   #37
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I just finished tearing my STS RS12 down, and found the front seal all distorted! That, I'm sure was causing my tuning problems. The bearings themselfs feel fine, but I took out the seal from the new bearing I have, and we will give it a try again.
When I broke this in, it took needle changes very well, quick to respond, but once on the track, and had a few hot laps on it, that's when the problems happened, SOOOO check your front bearing seal.
Also, I found the the piston has left a mark on the backing plate, where the relief is at. The piston shows no sign of damage, but with a tap dance on the backing plate, you know somehing is wrong.I do not know if CRC will do anything about this, but it would not hurt to ask if they have run into this before.
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:53 PM   #38
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looks like u got a faulty engine, lol
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:05 PM   #39
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Yep,
Mud all over my face now. I'll just chuck into the mill and have my way with it!
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TC is yes, the car this engine is in, a touring car (200mm). I also race 235mm.
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Oh, and yes, parts from CRC.
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Old 10-09-2002, 12:29 PM   #42
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Hi Guys,

Anybody running the 5 port?
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:15 PM   #43
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I just want to pass this on to all that use the STS Engines.
Dino, from STS contacted me concerning my engine. I sent him some pics of the backing plate, and all was resolved quickly! I did not contact him, he went out of his way to track me down.
Also, CRC was quick to reply as well. This is what I call customer service!!!
They both where concerned about the issues I had with the engine, which shows me they are very interested in our opinion, not just our wallets.
So keep that in mind when it comes time for a new mill.
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hehheh, good to hear that sts customer service, ie. dino, and team crc were very helpful. dino's a great guy, very helpful
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I just took my engine apart after the overheatnig I did to it last Sunday. I think all it's going to need is a new glowplug. Everything inside the engine looked really good, I'm very pleased with the Byron's (30%) fuel I've been running, everything inside was clean and looked well lubed.
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