yesterday i ran my new jato (brand new) for the first time, doing the break-in steps traxxas recommends.
I can find variations of this question around the forum, but i can't find an exact answer to this question, hence why im asking (ive looked cant find any).
My question is:
how can you ever know, if you did the break-in correctly? I like to have some sort of reassurance...
Reason im asking is i had problems with the piston getting repeatedly stuck at TDC, the fit was _very_ tight. We came up with the conclusion that it was too cold outside. 55 degrees + a rather stiff wind, which made the actual feel even colder. Even after the break-in, we couldnt get it started and decided to head home and try to blow at the engine with a hair dryer. After heating it up, there was no problems. Fired up first burst of the ez-starter and idled well. No time to run anymore though so we turned it off and called it a day.
After this i havent run it yet. Its currently in my room at normal room temp. and i can still barely push the piston around with a screwdriver.
Ive run some afterrun oil through it as well to get it lubricated.
Is it still too tight? Do i have to run the break-in process once more? How can i know that i did the break-in correctly?
Thank you in advance!