SAVAGE Break In, Tuning, Build and General Tips

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Post by HIRISK » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:43 pm

Cool,

Atleast you have the part number now. The first one you showed looks fine, maybe try that one, although, the GPM stuff is nice.
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Post by TimP » Sun Nov 16, 2003 6:35 pm

this is great.. Im printing it and placing it in a binder!

Im nervous, its my first NITRO.

Did I make a good buy? Is the Savage25 a good buy?

Im thinking maybe should of spent a little more for the SS?

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Post by HIRISK » Sun Nov 16, 2003 6:51 pm

It will all be good.

The RTR Savage is a great truck and if you take your time, you will have no problems.

Just make sure you seal up the carb and back plate and also remember to heat your motor with a hair dyer prior to starting for the first time, this just makes it a lot easier to start for the first time.

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Post by Psychlone » Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:28 pm

for heating it with a hairdryer as well as cooling the engine, make sure that the piston is at the bottom of its stroke.
Don't bother with bustin out your modified T-MAXX, I'll run it over, and you might want to run too when you see me coming because I ALWAYS drive it like I stole it!!!
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Post by killer » Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:57 am

Hey what is this sealing of the carby business?? Are some not air tight??
Where is the thread that tells newbs what to do?

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Post by HIRISK » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:08 pm

killer wrote:Hey what is this sealing of the carby business?? Are some not air tight??
Where is the thread that tells newbs what to do?


It is more just a safety precaution. If you seal the carb neck and back plate with silicon (oxygen safe) atleast you then know that you never have to worry about an air leak in these area's.

With the carb out of the engine, just run a very small bead of Silicon around the top of the carb neck (where the black o-ring is - actually, virtually on top of the o-ring.). Then just slide the carb back into the engine and will applying pressure to the carb, tighten the pinch nut.

It may pay to also put a small dab of loctite on the pinch nut.

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Post by weinstes » Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:06 pm

krome wrote:followed your break in tips HRISK and am on tank 5, everthing seems to be going according to plan but i seem to have a problem when running on the ground if i stop then press the accelerator the engine would accelerate but the truck wouldnt move, if i turned the wheels back and forward a few times by hand the wheels would drive again ok. Do you have any advice on what could be causing this. Apart from that the savage 25 is an awsome truck, just need to get this prob sorted before i go any further dont want to cause any further damage.


Maybe the reverse mod is sitting in between F/R in neutral limbo. Does adjusting the trim or shifting it change the problem?

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Post by krome » Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:32 pm

Dont have the reverse mod.
The truck doesnt seem to do it anymore its running well.
on tank 12 and its getting faster all the time- its changing into second now as well.
Sheared the stock brake hex and ordered a new HB heavy duty steel hex off Tower and they sent me a set of Koyosho drive shafts :(
Invoice was ok but wrong item in the packet.

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Post by TJ_KING » Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:19 pm

Another big thanks to Hirisk for this page.


I heat cycled the truck over the weekend and then ran another 4 tanks through the truck out in a park. Just started tuning it when I ran out of fuel. Still not the fastest beast yet, but it'll get there.

I must say I can't believe how easy it is starting now. A couple of minutes out in the sun to heat up and the motor starts up first pop! :D

Only problem I had was the fuel pressure line coming off and leaning the high RPM.. 8O but I did get to see the potential of it very quickly.

Now to tune it... and clean it up... dang grass get everywhere.

Hey if grass/dirt does make its way into the engine can I just flush it out with fuel?

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Post by Psychlone » Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:18 pm

[quote=Hey if grass/dirt does make its way into the engine can I just flush it out with fuel?[/quote]

No, you can't really just do that because if dirt gets in there you'll need a new one! This is why it is so important to keep the filter clean. I would reccommend the HPI high performance 3 stage filter, motorsaver, or the RB concept filter. These are necessary hopups, more of an investment than an expense.
Don't bother with bustin out your modified T-MAXX, I'll run it over, and you might want to run too when you see me coming because I ALWAYS drive it like I stole it!!!
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Post by TJ_KING » Mon Nov 24, 2003 12:01 am

Ok thanks, that is the next thing on my shopping list.

I was actually thinking the other way though. Just seeing how dirty and sticky the engine gets what if grass got on the piston if you changed the glow plug? *****touch wood this never happens!!!!****

Just want to be prepared!

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Post by Psychlone » Mon Nov 24, 2003 12:07 am

usually that won't be a problem, but keep a can of nitro clean handy to shoot grease and dirt out of there before you take out the plug if you want.
Don't bother with bustin out your modified T-MAXX, I'll run it over, and you might want to run too when you see me coming because I ALWAYS drive it like I stole it!!!
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Post by gtx » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:41 pm

alcohol attratcs moisture when sitting, all rc car fuel that you buy over the counter has alcohol in it,, if you dont after run your motor and get all of the fuel out it will attract moisture and ruin the crqank if you let it set for a time,,, even if i am going to let it sit overnight i put after run oil in the motor!!!

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Post by Psychlone » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:24 am

yup. Also pinch the fuel line to shut it off instead of put your finger over the exhaust or anything. This way it gets the fuel out of the enigne.
Don't bother with bustin out your modified T-MAXX, I'll run it over, and you might want to run too when you see me coming because I ALWAYS drive it like I stole it!!!
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Post by nitro_mt » Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:42 am

hi all

i have broken in my savage .21 and its great. just wondering when i take my airfilter off and move my throtle to full speed( when the engine is not running) the carb wont open all the way but when i take the spring going from the throtle to the hsn off it opens the hole way. do i need the spring on it or is it cool to have it off.

thanks for all the tips on this site.

also im trying to do a back flip, i have learnt not as easy as it looks!!!! my friend has a t-maxx and he snapped a armtrying to do it! and my savage held up 8) so it really proves that the savage really kicks the t-maxxs butt!!! :D

calum from the land down under. :D

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Post by HIRISK » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:39 am

Hi There,

Sometimes if your Throttle Return Spring is to tight it can cause the Throttle to not open the entire way.

Also, check your end point adjustments on your radio, if it is them.

Also, disconnect the throttle linkage and slide the carb slide in and out by hand to make sure it is moving nice and free.

I would say, from what you have said, it is the TRS that is causing the issue.

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Post by nitro_mt » Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:20 am

thanks alot for your info.

so do i actually need the spring becase i used my savage and it was fine without it.

and do you have anytips on doing back flips.
thanks again

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Post by HIRISK » Mon Dec 01, 2003 4:56 pm

If you are not going to run a TRS I would definately invest in a Failsafe. This way you will be safe from runaways.

As for tips on Backflips, not sure on that one!!

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Post by nitro_mt » Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:19 pm

ok thanks for your help
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Post by yokozuna4x2 » Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:31 pm

hi all....my savage is on its way to being fulltilt ready for action... :D
im on tank 11 now running still pretty rich...at tank 9 or 10 i started leaning hs needle for power but it isnt quite ready for that so i backed off a bit...lol it was developing that familiar odor of starting to heat up...a few mins before shutdown...so i opened both back up a lil bit and kept driving...
i drove it more today and it seems to want to go faster but it just isnt quite ready i guess...i dont want to push it and melt my engine so ill take it one tank at a time.. :)
wow!! is that a flying saucer??? nope....its a low orbiting savage!!

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