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Old 05-18-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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i just got my r40 together and i'm going to break in the motor this weekend.after the motor is ready what plug should i run?the motor is a novarossi ns12s3/a1.the temp.right now is around 80-85 almost everyday.there isn't much humidity and i'm real close to sea level.also when summer gets here and the temp is 95-105,should i change to a different glow plug?if so which one?

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Turbo Glow Plugs where designed to give more performance to an engine, for the following reasons:

·It forms an uninterrupted combustion chamber.
·The advantage of better heat transfer or heat dissipation, and a leak proof seal, generated by the conical seat of the plug.
·The greater choice of thermal ranges, that allow for more precise tuning according to variations in weather conditions (temperature, humidity, height, barometric pressure, etc.).

The numbers and characters on the plugs, are the product number, wire thickness, and thermal range of the plug’s body. Example: The Mega Turbo 2315 6TF

Product Number: 2315
Wire Thickness: 6
Plug Type: T (Turbo)
Thermal Range: F (Fredda)(Cold)

The plugs with cold thermal range F(Fredda), have a body with thinner walls, so they dissipate heat better and faster to the engine head. So because of that:

·When the ambient temperature is high, we have to use a plug with thicker wire.
·Humidity determines if we use a Cold (F) thermal range, or Hot (C)(Calda) thermal range.
·With high humidity percentage we should use a Hot (C) thermal range plug.
·If we have high temperature and high humidity, we should use a plug with thick wire and a Hot(C) thermal range.

The best instrument to determine which Turbo Plug to use, is those weather panels they sell for Yachts, that have Temp, Humidity and Barometric Pressure on them. Have it calibrated at your local weather station, and bingo, you’re ready like the Pros.
That is the key to success or failure tuning engines with Turbo Glow Plugs, because they are so sensitive to weather variations that is unbelievable.

Following is a selection chart for Novarossi Turbo Glow Plugs:

Type Range Nitro% Temp.C° Humidity%

C5TCHot/hot wire 10-20 0-10 70-100
C6TCHot/average wire 10-20 10-16 70-100
C7TCHot/cold wire 20-30 16-25 70-100
C8TCHot/ultra cold wire 20-30 25-up 70-100
C5TFCold/hot wire 20-30 0-10 40-70
C6TFCold/average wire 20-30 10-15 40-70
C7TCCold/cold wire 20-up 16-25 40-70
C8TFCold/ultra cold wire 20-up 25-up 40-70

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Wow! Good info here!
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yeah that was alot more info than i thought i would get.thanks afm
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