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 07-06-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed

Here are the details on the engine I'm having trouble with. Its
a friend of mines and I'm the mechanic. Please see all pictures
attached.
Its an O.S. engine 15CV-x non turbo engine. Its the only engine
available because its a side exhaust for the NTC3 and fit in our stock
class rules.
The engine compression was lost when trying to restart one day. I
installed a brand new piston and sleeve. The compression was restored
and the fuel of choice was changed to 25percent Gen2 Byron. This is
the only fuel of choice available. Since then the engine
worked very well for twelve tanks after being broken in. Until
recently the engine started to blow plugs. The o.s. #8 plug is being
used. The plug would only last one race. It starts normal. Runs the
race and as soon as it gets into the pits and you shut it off the plug
is blown. So its impossible to get a restart. This has happened three
times consecutively. I concluded the engine was too hot and installed
a fourth plug to do an engine temp check. It didn't last 20 feet of
running. So there was no time for temp check. It was suggested to install one more shim to the head. I did this
and it didn't help. The same plug blew instantly. It was suggested by
O.S. tech dept that i check the bearings. So i tore the engine down.
Now this is my first time disassembling a engine. Anyways i found three
scrapes on the side of the piston. All evenly spaced. There is also a
little nick on the sleeve on the edge of one of the ports. Only one is
sorta deep compared to the others. They are mild. What do u think of
this? Also what are the little pits on the edge of the piston? I don't
think that is pitting because i think pitting happens in the middle of
the piston? Do u think the piston needs to be replaced? Could this be
the cause of the blowing plugs? And imagine this piston set is so new.
The sleeve is very shiny on the underside and top.

Now I moved on to check the bearings. I don't know how to check the
bearings but i removed the crank and inserted it from the front
bearing side and sorta wobbled it from side to side. It does have a
great amount of play. Same for the inner bearing. Is this normal? Do
they need to be replaced? What is the correct way to check the
bearing? They rotate smoothly

The last measurement i took was the bottom on the connecting rod. The
inner diameter is 0.157 inches. That is the brass part. Where it
attaches on the crankshaft the diameter is 0.153inches. Is that
acceptable? If i physically check for play. There is... but i don't
know what is normal. What u think?

I have colder glow plugs to try when we rebuild the engine.
Attached Thumbnails
OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed-dsc02284.jpg   OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed-dsc02286.jpg   OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed-dsc02287.jpg   OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed-dsc02288.jpg   OS 15CV engine inspection- Expertise needed-dsc02289.jpg  

__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

wow no responses?
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
Kent Beal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Railto, CA
Posts: 1,080
Trader Rating: 65 (100%+)
Default

Wow that piston looks pretty bad. I'd be surprised if still has much compression.

Glow plugs blowing, when I used to work in a hobby shop i saw this problem a lot. there is a small piece of metal floating around in that engine that is fouling plugs.

The way I used to fix that was to disasemble the entire engine and clean every single part with nitro spray cleaner. Take everything apart including the carb (you dont need to pull the bearings out of the case though).

That fixed the problem every time. Good luck.
__________________
Looked up the word "ninja" in the dictionary yesterday, it said " ninja not found", well played ninjas, well played.
Kent Beal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kent Beal View Post
Wow that piston looks pretty bad. I'd be surprised if still has much compression.

Glow plugs blowing, when I used to work in a hobby shop i saw this problem a lot. there is a small piece of metal floating around in that engine that is fouling plugs.

The way I used to fix that was to disasemble the entire engine and clean every single part with nitro spray cleaner. Take everything apart including the carb (you dont need to pull the bearings out of the case though).

That fixed the problem every time. Good luck.
thanks!
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #5
Tech Lord
 
wingracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,861
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

The pitting on the piston is caused by detonation. That is also what killed the plugs. The scratches down the side of the piston are probably from the plug elements getting sucked down into the engine. Whenever an engine starts killing plugs, STOP RUNNING IT RIGHT AWAY!

Detonation can be caused by several things.

1. Too much RPM (change gearing)

2. Too much nitro (drop percentage or add a head shim)

3. Too much compression (add a head shim)

4. Worn out rod (replace rod)

5. Worn out bearings (replace bearings)

6. Worn out crank pin (replace crank)

7. Too hot a plug (rarely a problem with small block motors, they like hot plugs)

When this happens to an old motor that has been running fine, it's usually the rod and/or bearings. Whenever you replace a piston/sleeve set, replace the rod too and a new rear bearing couldn't hurt either.

This thing is shot. It will need a new piston/sleeve set and to keep from killing the new set, you will need to replace the rod and bearings as well. Might as well get a new motor for all that unless you get a really killer deal on all the parts. Especially since the crank is probably worn out now too.

Also, if you have to run Byrons GenII, add at least one ounce of castor oil to every gallon of fuel. Byrons just doesn't have enough castor in it anymore. Your engines will thank you
__________________
Sean. Certified speed crazed mowron.
Team Shepherd USA
www.ashfordhobby.com
wingracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Alex Siddique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Coast , NSW Australia
Posts: 872
Trader Rating: 30 (97%+)
Send a message via MSN to Alex Siddique
Default

too much nitro and when to lean at idling ( low speed needle ) blows plugs.
__________________
No Fucker's Taking my money O/s OR local :) :)
Alex Siddique is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 03:31 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