Weird Break-In Method - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
Nitro, Gas, Lipo chat (RC Car & Truck) All things related to Nitro, Electric & Gas motors... Tuning, experiences, setups and more.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
RCC Expert Contributor
jatofan69's Avatar
I am: Andrew
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brampton

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 817
Total Props: 0
Weird Break-In Method

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!
I just got done reading this article and it reccomends run WOT to break it in! That throws conventional break-in theories out the window! Apparently, a lot of the European Pro Drivers use this method.

Too risky for me thank you very much!

p.s Why is the nitro motors page different from the rest of the site?
My 3.3 Jato
RC Driver Magazine Showcase Beauty.
Tamiya M03M
Mini-T-C4 Team Bluegroove
Mugen MBX5T
Dufferin RC- New!
jatofan69 is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 06-16-2008, 07:44 AM   #2
RCC Noob
Join Date: Jun 2008

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 10
Total Props: 0
To heck with that idea. That seems really crazy!!
Dan/X-treme is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-16-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
RCC Contributor
imported_cancruiser's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 261
Total Props: 0
This is NOT a break in method for newbies to Nitro RC. I had read of a few that uses this heat cycling method to break in their race engines. Drake is one of the names that sticks out in my head right now.
Team Losi Mini-T x2
Losi XXX-T Brushless
Tamiya 2 x M03s / DF-02 Rising Storm
HPI Savage X / 2 x MT2 SS
Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless / Slash
Blade MCX / CX / CP+
Proboat Shockwave 26
imported_cancruiser is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-16-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
RCC Contributor
I am: RS
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary, AB

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 364
Total Props: 0
I think that method originated with airplanes. The prop would help cool the engine. (I think)
SUNA is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-16-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
RCC Pro Contributor
I am: Muckey M
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: disneyland Ontario

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 1,946
Total Props: 0
This is nothing new. It's been done like that for years.
Mugenman is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-16-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
RCC Senior Contributor
willyhowells's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 690
Total Props: 0
i have always wonted to try this. has any one els tryed this?
Willy Howells
Powerhouse RC Performance,Cold Fusion, Ultimate Racing,Hopcraft Air Brushing, CORE BMX AND SKATE, John Hobbies, HHH Racing, HB Graphics
willyhowells is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-17-2008, 12:58 AM   #7
RCC Pro Contributor
tekno's Avatar
I am: Ashton P
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 1,916
Total Props: 0
hmmmmmm sounds tempting you try first nitro_racer lol. Tekno.
tekno is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-18-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
RCC Apprentice
Join Date: May 2008

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 26
Total Props: 0
Engine Break In WOT

I have used this WOT method and it works fine,,Run WOT for like 2 minutes and kill engine.. place piston at Bottom dead center..Let engine cool..Repeat this for 1 full tank of fuel...You have not
even began to tune yet.. still factory settings and they are rich on are getting the piston and sleeve worn in together.. plus flushing out factory crude that's inside the engine.
..After 1 tank of fuel you can make small adjustments for 1/8 turn in clockwise on the needles to starting to lean out the engine..I put car or truck on ground and drive in circles.for the second tank..Next tank I turn needles in more counter clock wise to lean out and make some high speed passes..Just look for good blue smoke..Tune for power not to worry about engine temps...Always look for good blue smoke..I have one engine with 10 + gallons of fuel used and still going strong to this day..There are many ways to break in a engine..Find want works best for you and stay with your choice..
slawhammer is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #9
RCC Supreme Contributor
imported_BBFBCAP's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 2,684
Total Props: 0
I Love It!!!

I read that article and have to say... I LOOOOVE IT!!!

I have 2 new LSK's (.21's) and am going to try this method out on one of them right away!!! Sounds like a great theory, and I'll let everyone know how I (and it) made out!!!

Stand by, and wish US luck!

imported_BBFBCAP is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 06-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #10
RCC Contributor
Join Date: Jan 2005

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 257
Total Props: 0
What is misunderstood is that the engine is running so rich that the RPM is actually quite low.
Hardcore Raceway The #1 place to run
imported_MikeB is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.