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Old 12-04-2012, 07:40 PM
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Just a quick question. Will using a heat gun damage an engine. The reason I ask is I used one tonight to heat my Nova up before starting and when I put it on the bump box and trying to turn it over I noticed it was locked up. So I tore it down finding the piston stuck at 3/4 of the top part of sleeve. I also am unable to get sleeve out. Is it possible that the heat did something to the Brass sleeve. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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It is possible to overheat an engine but usually melting the carb or something is the result. You didn't specify if the engine was new or not. If it is new and it stuck that is pretty normal. Usually you have to pry on the flywheel with a screwdriver to unstick it. If it is new I have a break in procedure on my website on pg4. www.rw-mods.com

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What fuel?
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No a heat gun will not damage an engine unless you get it crazy hot. Most heat guns don't get hot enough to damage an engine like that. Maybe you didn't heat it up enough, is the engine brand new?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:42 AM
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From experience I can tell you when you even try to overheat your engine every piece of plastic arround it is melted away. (My helper did melt away the fuel tank once)
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Sounds like you didn't get it hot enough.
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you may have cooked the castor oil inside the engine, causing it to turn into glue.......... That is if you have a fuel which uses this type of oil...
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Thanks for all the input. It's a used motor that I got. I had already considered sending it to Ray at RayAracing and get a pinch. So I sent it to him he said he would take care of whatever issue it is. I will let you all know what he finds out. The more I think about it I believe it's more of an issue of heating up the grime inside. I sure everyone already knows this but Ray is Top Notch.
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