You have to look closely but the manifold has pinched shut. I have no idea how this happened temps are reasonable and im not bashing that hard. I think its the combination of the rear mounted exhaust and the heat of the engine with a couple of flips onto the exhaust. Going to upgrade to an hpi with a larger diameter opening. In fact now thats its too cold to even run outside i think im going to do a complete overhaul. look forward to sharing some before and after photos with the guys who kept me motivated to work through all the headaches involved with owning a nitro rc.
All of your quick responses to my questions have saved hours of troubleshooting on my end.