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Engine pre heater
« on: March 09, 2010, 04:32:48 PM »
For those who want to take proper care of their nitro engines, here is a new device that eliminates the need for a heat gun, which inadvertently melts airfilters, tanks ect.
There was another one out there but apparently not as efficient as this one.

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=15613

Sorry Wes I dont mean to get people to buy from another site, just posting this as useful info.
There is more info on rctech somewhere.

For those who are wondering, why is this necessary? Nitro engines have a pinch fit piston/sleeve. They turn over with great difficulty until warm. Cold starting your engine leads to premature wear of your crank pin, wrist pin and conecting rod. Preheating to 200ยบ before firing lets your engine run with much less friction. You can also tune your engine to race settings much sooner, if not right away.

I am not affiliated with Competiton Heat, just posting fyi. I have tried to find an element that would work to make my own, and have not. Maybe someone who specialized in heating elements or thermo electrical could find something. This device is tested and proven, ready to go.
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Re: Engine pre heater
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 04:56:58 PM »
I've seen ppl using tire warmers for that same purpose...
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Re: Engine pre heater
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 06:04:16 PM »
It will be perfect for winter running  ;D
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Re: Engine pre heater
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 09:19:47 PM »
What temperature does a tire warmer get to?

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Re: Engine pre heater
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 10:05:12 PM »
so k  ;) Nitro is being kicked by LiPo and brushless right now
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Re: Engine pre heater
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 03:00:10 PM »
I have consided puting a device kind of like a fuel line warmer. Belive it or not u get better mileage in any thing gas powered.
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