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  1. RPM makes a great head guard for the 2.5 engine....

    RPM makes a great head guard for the 2.5 engine. I wish they had one for the 3.3.
    http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/products/traxxas/SandR3.htm#guard
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    I bought it used so I am not sure. I know I ran...

    I bought it used so I am not sure. I know I ran about 2 gallons thru it.
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    I took the engine apart and the bearings and...

    I took the engine apart and the bearings and crank were shot. I went and bought a new replacement 3.3.
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    3.3 engine noise

    My Jato 3.3 has been making a rattling noise. I thought it was my clutch but when I removed the clutch and started the engine the noise was still there. When I put pressure on the drive shaft with...
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    VXL conversion

    I have an older Stampede that I would like to convert to the VXL motor.
    I have found the 3500 motor with speed control and a transmission with wheelie bar already.
    Would there be anything else that...
  6. Thread: Engine temp

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    Engine temp

    I am getting a much higher temp reading with my Traxxas temp gauge than with my laser thermometer at the glow plug by as much as 50 degrees different. Anyone else seen this ?
    I am sure I am not...
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    Did you loose much acceleration with the new...

    Did you loose much acceleration with the new gears and was the 73mph with the 20/40 gearing?
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    I use a Garmin Foretrex for max speed on my RC...

    I use a Garmin Foretrex for max speed on my RC cars.
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    Hot racing makes a good dual brake kit for the...

    Hot racing makes a good dual brake kit for the Jato.
  10. I forgot to add after you put the oil down the...

    I forgot to add after you put the oil down the carburetor turn the engine upside down to get the oil onto the bottom of the piston and to coat the bottom end of the engine. this is probably where it...
  11. Put a lot of the WD 40 in the carburetor and take...

    Put a lot of the WD 40 in the carburetor and take out the glow plug and fill the cylinder also.
    it should loosen up after an overnight soak.
    You may need to turn the engine over with the flywheel...
  12. I just bought one a few months ago that had not...

    I just bought one a few months ago that had not been ran for a couple of years.
    I just flushed the fuel tank, replaced the fuel lines and lubed the motor with WD 40 and it started right up with no...
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    The only upgrade I have done to my Jato is the...

    The only upgrade I have done to my Jato is the brakes.
    The dual brake upgrade is a big improvement if you like to do high speed runs.
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    I am running a consistent 45mph with 20/70...

    I am running a consistent 45mph with 20/70 gearing and 33% nitro fuel with my stock Rustler.
    This is at 5300' elevation in Colorado. I would expect a higher speeds at lower elevation.
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    Mini GPS for speed

    I have been looking for something to measure the speed of my Rustler and wanted to know if anyone has tried the Mini GPS Data Logger or similar devices.
    If so how do you like it, any problems with...
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    Changing from 20% to 33% nitro fuel.

    I would like to switch from 20% to 33% nitro fuel in my 2.5 Rustler and wanted to know if there are any risks to my engine.
    I will re tune for the new fuel.
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