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Hey all of you nitro fanatics I have a question I am get a 1/8 sh.21 nitro buggy and was wondering if you can brake it in during the winter time -thanks skull
 

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Hey all of you nitro fanatics I have a question I am get a 1/8 sh.21 nitro buggy and was wondering if you can brake it in during the winter time -thanks skull

Id say it depends on how cold your winter is ,I live in California ,an I'm still sweatin in November!...:D

Theres some steps that you can take I think ,like a garage with good ventilation an it warmed up!...:cool:
 

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Welcome to RCNT. You want to keep temps up during break in. In cold weather you can wrap the cooling head with a sock or aluminum foil. An IFR temp gun is a good investment. Try to keep temps between about 210 to 270:welcome_sign:
 

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The temps are very important when doing break in. The metals need to 'wear in' to each other. Your ambient temps will DEF effect that. A temp gun will be your best friend during this process,
 

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You really need to get the engine temp up to at least 70F before firing it up and you need to keep it above that temp using a sock or something. When I just can't wait and it's cold, I'll use a few handwarmers ziptied to the engine head to keep it from getting too cold. But I still put the truck on the floor of my 1:1 with the heat blasting to get the temps up before starting.

That said, cold is hard on nitro engines. They really need to be above 200F to run right. Using a sock in the winter with snow tends to end up with a wet sock that doesn't let the engine stay warm enough, or at least truly warm enough. Odds are, if your seeing 200F at the cooling head, your running at fuel/air settings that would be 250+ if it was 70F outside.

If you can't wait, try the hand warmers for break-in and a small infant sock neck for running after break-in, but start putting some cash away for a new engine in the spring because odds are, yours won't run that well when it warms up out.
 

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Id say it depends on how cold your winter is ,I live in California ,an I'm still sweatin in November!...:D

Theres some steps that you can take I think ,like a garage with good ventilation an it warmed up!...:cool:
Cool thanks for the info

Welcome to RCNT. You want to keep temps up during break in. In cold weather you can wrap the cooling head with a sock or aluminum foil. An IFR temp gun is a good investment. Try to keep temps between about 210 to 270:welcome_sign:
Thanks I have a temp gun to so less money
 
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