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Old 11-04-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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i got an savage x ss now i need brake in help

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hi i just got a hpi savage x ss and im not sure how to brake it in properly like what kind of nitro to use and how many tanks do i idle the engine for

ps do you recomend any hop ups for this truck
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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no there arnt any serious hop ups needed with the X SS.....

....and there should be a instructions on how to brake the engine in. there are many ways to do it, personally i idle 2 tanks with the wheels off the ground. then run around and slowly go a little quicker with each tank till you are at about 11 or 12 tanks......then start to tune it. but more and more different ways of doing it are used by people....do what the instructions say tho
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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Use sidewinder 30/12.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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Idling it for a tank or two when the engine is brand new is generally a bad idea. (especially with no load on it) You want to break in the engine at the temperature you are going to normally be running it at, and idling will not produce these temps. (you want the piston and sleeve to expand to the normal running size so you get the proper fit) A good way to break in an engine is to heat cycle it, bringing it up to running temperature for a couple minutes, varying rpms, then letting it cool down while the piston is at bottom dead center. Some manufacturers break-ins follow this process.
Read this page for some good guidelines to follow :
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