HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jun 03, 2009, 06:12 PM
Fly DW foamies!
appleflyer's Avatar
longmont, CO
Joined May 2006
1,285 Posts
Discussion
nitro stampede tuning problems

i just got a old nitro stampede and i having a few problems with the engine. me and my brother got it tuned pretty well but when the engine starts to get pretty hot it will die when i floor it or even go above half throttle. what can i do to stop this from happening?
appleflyer is offline Find More Posts by appleflyer
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jun 03, 2009, 08:42 PM
Registered User
Joined Nov 2008
196 Posts
Tune

Hi

Do you have a temp. gauge to check the tempature?
You mainly want to keep these engines under 270-300 degrees f.
When I hear hot running, I think of bad fuel and/or a bad tune.
A good base setting to start from is flush with the collars on both needles.
On the low speed, to test for a good tune, you want to pinch the fuel line, and listen to the engine. If it imiedeatly dies, it is too lean. If it takes a long time, and increases in RPM dramatically, it is too rich. You want it so when you pinch, it takes 3-4 seconds for the engine to slightly speed up and die.
For high speed, run your engine around to warm it up, then make some high speed passes, slowly lean it out from flush on the collar (in about 8 deggree increments) untill you reach maximum performance. If you don't notice any power change after a while, or performance decreases, you are too lean, this is the most dangerous for an engine as it can over-heat and get starved of vital lubrication. In this instance, RICHEN the hsn (high speed needle) by ATLEAST and 8th turn.
You always want to have some smoke from the engine.
I consider (personal opinion) running my engines 200-250 safe.
But tempature is a second, if your engine runs perfect at 280, run it at 280, if it runs sluggish at 250 you rase it. See what I mean? Performance should be judged BEFORE thempature, but don't think tempature isn't important!

Hope this helps!
Airplanedude is offline Find More Posts by Airplanedude
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 05, 2009, 09:06 PM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
And that's why I sold mine :P
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 05, 2009, 11:11 PM
Registered User
rc_pro_86's Avatar
Joined Feb 2008
1,398 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruzzer
And that's why I sold mine :P
because your to lazy to tune it?
rc_pro_86 is offline Find More Posts by rc_pro_86
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 04:15 AM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc_pro_86
because your to lazy to tune it?
no LOL I was having problems with it such As 2 much brakage etc
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 07:03 AM
Registered User
Joined May 2009
36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruzzer
no LOL I was having problems with it such As 2 much brakage etc
You dissed my stampede in another thread, sounds like you just do not know how to play nice with your toys! LOL
imacrazychef is offline Find More Posts by imacrazychef
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 07:52 AM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
I didn't diss it.
I just said it looks like a tractor .. What's wrong with an tractor?
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 11:09 AM
Registered User
rc_pro_86's Avatar
Joined Feb 2008
1,398 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruzzer
I didn't diss it.
I just said it looks like a tractor .. What's wrong with an tractor?
tractors are old and rusty and go like 10 mph lol
rc_pro_86 is offline Find More Posts by rc_pro_86
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 02:43 PM
Registered User
Joined May 2009
36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruzzer
I didn't diss it.
I just said it looks like a tractor .. What's wrong with an tractor?
No that was the vintage ford that u said looked like a tractor.
imacrazychef is offline Find More Posts by imacrazychef
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 04:20 PM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by imacrazychef
No that was the vintage ford that u said looked like a tractor.
Allright how I diss ur pede?
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 04:20 PM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc_pro_86
tractors are old and rusty and go like 10 mph lol
I like tractors :P
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 04:28 PM
Registered User
Joined May 2009
36 Posts
I suggested a pede to someone and you were like NO NO NO! I just like pedes. Not really dissed mine though just them in general. LOL
imacrazychef is offline Find More Posts by imacrazychef
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 06, 2009, 04:32 PM
Dragster Dragons
Joined Jun 2009
163 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by imacrazychef
I suggested a pede to someone and you were like NO NO NO! I just like pedes. Not really dissed mine though just them in general. LOL
Am sorry

I was just trying to tell my expirience LOL
Bruzzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzzer
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
traxxas Nitro Stampede for sale Kev71H Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W) 0 Oct 05, 2003 02:16 AM
Lightenna range and tuning problems texasrc Radios 29 Sep 09, 2003 12:25 AM
Must See!!! Nitro Stampede Hopped-up nitrophene Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W) 0 Jun 30, 2002 09:45 PM
Must See!!! Nitro Stampede Hopped-up nitrophene Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W) 0 Jun 30, 2002 09:43 PM