Product Tips & Tutorials: RC Cars/Crawlers
Storing Nitro Engines
Posted by on 19 September 2012 01:57 PM

Winter is fast approaching. The weather is getting gloomy, there's a lot more rain, and it's time to store your RC Car. Thank goodness for Electric Motors right? But wait... you say you have a Nitro Engine? Oh, well, there are a few things to be aware of for storage.

With anything that is made of metal, there is the possiblity that it will rust over time and with improper storage, that could happen. There are a lot of parts in your Nitro Engine that will malfunction even with just a little rust in it. Remember to run your fuel out, meaning that you have no more liquid inside. It should be completely dry. After you're sure there is no more residue inside, it's time to coat.

You can use HobbiCo After Run Oil. Put a couple of drops in the carburetor, turn on your car, and run it really quick to make sure that the oil lubricates all the important parts and really gets everything. After you're sure its nice and oiled up, its time to remove the glow-plug, and put some of the oil into the combustion chamber. 

To see it in more detail, check this video made by Bobby. It's a lot more visual, and you can really see what I'm talking about.


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