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Thread: Any break-in required?

  1. #1 Default Any break-in required? 
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    As the title suggests, I am a veteran of Nitro R/C, but new to 1/5th scale. Is there any "break-in" required as with Nitros? I read the sticky thread on things to do before I start it up, but was wondering what the differences are between nitro and gas, as far as engine maintenance and operating styles.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Nitro engines are precision machines with tapered heads.
    These engines are much less precise, run at 3 - 4 times lower RPM

    Some say putter around for a tank of fuel, I just drove mine and after several gallons it still runs, still has good power and I guess you could consider when was the last time you broke in a weedeater or lawn mower.

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    I was kinda thinking along the lines of a weed wacker or lawn mower too, but with a $1,000 investment I wanted to make sure. Thanks for the quick reply.

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    A new engine is $89.00 and that is for a 29cc upgrade (head, piston, crank) if you waste your engine early it is a good excuse to upgrade to a 29 :p

    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product701.html

    Any break-in required?

    This with the X can or HPI pipe kiss (Yes Mradlin I did mean kick LOL!!) ASS over the stock engine

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    I think he means Kick ass! LOL!! But to break in these engine's I just drive them without going too hard on wide open, for about a tank or two if you want to play it safe.
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    By breaking in these motors you will find that you will get a bit more life out of them. But could only be a gallon more of fuel through them, on the stock motor I would not worry about the break in part. But funny thing is if you go by the book, it is recomened to change the ring after 10 hours of use... Now who is going to do this, unless they are racing at a high level?

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