R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2008, 07:00 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
jameslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Somewhere?????
Posts: 381
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Amount of smoke!

Hi, need to check with u guys:

my engine is running at the right speed and right temp. But i always find that the amount of smoke coming out from my exhaust are much more than the others! Does that mean im still running rich? can lean more to get more power? or is just that the fuel using are different thats why it give off more smoke?

Thanks!
jameslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jameslow View Post
Hi, need to check with u guys:

my engine is running at the right speed and right temp. But i always find that the amount of smoke coming out from my exhaust are much more than the others! Does that mean im still running rich? can lean more to get more power? or is just that the fuel using are different thats why it give off more smoke?

Thanks!
Try changing your fuel. A friend of mine was using Sidewinder and had alot of smoke coming throughout his exhaust and no matter how much we leaned it, we didnt get full power. We switched to Maxys and problem solved. My suggestion is try other brands of fuel, specially to the ones your trying to compare. If its still get the same amount of smoke, then its nothing to worry about.
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
crazy4wdracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Way Out Here
Posts: 3,142
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to crazy4wdracer
Default

It could also be because of the oil content of your fuel. The more oil content you run the more smoke you will have.
crazy4wdracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 02:31 AM   #4
Tech Champion
 
Roelof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland
Posts: 6,282
Send a message via ICQ to Roelof
Default

It is not the amount of oil but the used oils. Most castor oils give more smoke than synthetic oils.

Setting up the engine onto to the amount of the smoketail is wrong. If you want to get the max out of the engine you have to try leaner and so raising up the temp and yes, you can go over the top which is not wrong if you correct it directly.
The laptimes, the sound of the engine and the visable performance are your indications to get the max out of it. Then it is wise to keep monitoring the temperature but the smoketail is the last thing to worry about.
__________________
The quality of an answer comes with the quality of the question.
Roelof is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The most amount of money you scewed someone over? nitrous36 Chat Lounge 5 04-22-2006 03:10 PM
The most amount of money you been screwed over nitrous36 Chat Lounge 25 04-15-2006 10:22 PM
Amount of Air filter oil dct147 Nitro On-Road 9 04-29-2005 08:51 PM
Amount of droop? Cole Trickle Electric On-Road 18 01-05-2002 01:58 AM



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 04:38 AM.


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