Getting to Know The Engine of Your RC Monster Truck!
Before driving - or even buying - your first rc monster truck, get to know what it’s capable of, through
an understanding of its engine.
Please keep in mind that the following tips refer to the standard rc monster truck engine. Not all
engines are created equal.
Therefore, for your specific engine, carefully read over the manufacturer’s instructions that come with
your vehicle. Within these instructions, you’ll also find handy information about assembly as well as running,
troubleshooting and fine-tuning the engine.
Whether your rc monster truck is equipped with an electric starter or the traditional
(and more common) pull-start, it's important to be sure that the engine is well lubricated before getting
This prevents serious damage from occurring to your rc monster trucks engine on its first run. When you unpack
your new rc monster truck and are preparing to begin assembly, resist the temptation to pull on the
Operating the pull-start before the engine has been properly lubricated with after-run oil can damage the
internal parts of the engine.
To prepare the engine of your gas powered off road rc monster trucks for running, you'll need to add oil
for lubrication. Remove the air filter and glow plug (if it's a nitro engine) and add about four drops of after-run
oil into the carburetor and into the hole where the glow plug is housed.
Use a name-brand after-run oil, available from hobby shops. Once the after-run oil has been added, it's then
safe to pull the pull-cord to help circulate the oil.
Familiarize yourself with the location and operation of the vehicle's main engine components:
Please remember that whenever operating any rc models, the radio transmitter should be the first thing you
switch on -- prior to switching on any receivers -- and the last thing you switch off.
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