Temp Tips

RC Car Action - - HOW TO TUNE A NITRO ENGINE -

The best way to check the tem­per­a­ture of your en­gine is with an in­frared temp gauge. Dy­na­mite, Duratrax, Protek R/C, and other brands of­fer units for less than $30. Place the temp gauge in the cen­ter of the head to take a read­ing. Some temp gauges can pro­trude into the cen­ter of the head and that’s OK, but the tem­per­a­ture read­ing there will be 10-15°F higher since it’s closer to the com­bus­tion cham­ber.

When check­ing the temp of your en­gine, place the gauge at the top of the head and make sure you check the temp at the same place ev­ery time.

An in­frared temp gauge is an in­valu­able en­gine-tun­ing tool and will set you back only about $30.

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