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Old 09-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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so im planning on getting a nitro truck and i really would like the traxxas nitro rustler and i was just wondering what i need to keep it running good and clean. i also was wondering what breaking in the engine does?
and if someone could give me like a somewhat detailed message about how to do it please.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: first nitro truck..

When you buy a new truck (and I highly recommend this as a first time nitro user) your instruction manual will tell you how the proper break in procedure for your truck.

To keep it running good and clean, use after-run oil down the glow plug hole or WD40 in the carb when you plan on putting it away for a few days. Never leave fuel in the tank, always run it dry and try to make sure your fuel lines are clear as well by priming it after the tank runs dry. It also helps to have a few old toothbrushes and rags with your truck to keep it clean after every run, spilled fuel and exhaust will attract dirt and other foreign particles.

Its also a good idea to have spare air filters and air filter oil, again the manual will describe proper air filter maintenance.

Your questions will all be answered in more detail for your specific truck in the manual, which I suggest reading several times before running the truck. Also pay close attention to any directions for proper lipo care and safety, if that truck has lipo.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Re: first nitro truck..

That was my very first Nitro, A Rustler! good little machines. I think RemeCA pretty much summed it up for you
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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Re: first nitro truck..

I have just broken in my first nitro short course it was very straight forward. I bought a Redcat Aftershock 3.5 1/8. It's a great fast truck. Having a blast so far.
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