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Offline aftershock135

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Need help with savage
« on: January 16, 2008, 03:00:08 PM »
I bought a new savage x with the 4.6 and am having troubles keeping it under 250 degrees which is the max allowable. The high speed needle it now at factory specs and it still runs at about 245, i am aiming for 220, should I keep richening the hsn?
And Where do you point the temp gun at, I am pointing it at the glow plug, is that right? Btw I am using hpi 20%.
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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 03:41:56 PM »
my  hpi  runs  pretty hot too. i dunno how  hot  but it boils water.

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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 03:48:00 PM »
my  hpi  runs  pretty hot too. i dunno how  hot  but it boils water.
Where do you point the temp gun on yours?
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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 08:28:32 PM »
cold weather you need to run it rich. Even factory setting would be too lean in these temperatures.
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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 08:33:07 PM »
cold weather you need to run it rich. Even factory setting would be too lean in these temperatures.
Thanks for the reply, she's runnin at about 230 now!
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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 08:49:52 PM »
cold air is more dense so it runs hotter....

I always tell people to check the tuning guides at ofna.com as it has one of the best explanations of how to tune the needles and a couple different methods for each needle too

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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 08:39:19 PM »
you can run hotter than that, i used to run my old HPI S25 at about 280, and i ran at least 4 gallons through it, the motor is still good, but i put an axial .32 in the truck
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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 09:47:09 PM »
people think too much about temperatures. temps are important on break in because you need 200 degress for metal to heat treat and set in... tuning by the methods on ofna.com will teach you to listen to the motor and tune around how it's running. temps are guidlines, learn to listen to the motor and tune while driving. you'll be much better off in the long run.

I have had motors that run best at 180 degrees, and some wanted to run 250 for the same power. as long as you listen forthe sounds, like 2 stroking, run on, etc.... read those guides at ofna, seriously

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Re: Need help with savage
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008, 11:35:21 PM »
thanks for all the tips guys, I will probably check ofna and see what they say.
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