Introduction: Engine Head Protector

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I have been bashing for a while but when i realized that when i flip my truck the engine head kept on getting scrached. This a a small trick some guys at told me. I hope this helps.

You will need:

An RC Car/Truck
A Ziptie
Some Fuel tubing

Step 1: Step 1

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put in the ziptie between the openings in the Engine head.

Step 2: Step 2

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Slip in the fuel tubing

Step 3: Zip It and Trim It

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As it says on the title Zip it and trim it and you are done !

Have fun bashing!

Thank you to the guys in HPISavageForum


The nerdling (author)2011-08-04

what do you think is more powerfull nitro or electric

I know its a little bit of a late reply but at the moment with brushless motors and lipos electrics are at par if not better then nitro. I have converted my Savage to a Flux ( the electric savage ) i play with it much more often because i can use it any ware i please unlike nitro. On top of that the motor has much more power and incredible torque

sharlston (author)2011-01-28

Great ible check out my rc ibles too :)

Acepilot42 (author)2010-02-11

do u have a savage xl 5.9?

looking4ideas (author)Acepilot422010-02-14

I have a Savage XL yeah and had a K5.9 but it is now replaced with a LRP Spec3 .28 it is much better and much more reliable then the K5.9 plus it produces much more power as well. 

Acepilot42 (author)looking4ideas2010-02-14

how does it put out more power if it has a smaller engine?

aleinlegs (author)2009-08-19

after bashing for some time, the engine gets to 270 degrees F, wont that melt the fuel tubing??

Acepilot42 (author)aleinlegs2010-02-11

looking4ideas is right 270 is wayyyyy too hot. keep it under 250.

looking4ideas (author)aleinlegs2009-08-20

OK.. 1) 270F is little bit hot try bringing the temp down to 260 if u need help i will be happy to trouble shoot with u. 2) don't worry it wont

dungeonz (author)2009-06-07

Thak's! Very good idea!!! Now I try on my revo! I have rating 5! bye

looking4ideas (author)dungeonz2009-06-07

i wish you said I had a tmax I have a bunch of tmax jokes/insults ready :) join my group R/C cars And trucks. How does a stock revo 3.3 run my dad is considering to buy him self one (he just doesn't know it yet)

finnrambo (author)looking4ideas2009-10-11

 nice truck was my first if you want to protect your engine head then get an hourglass head from rbinnovations and a traxxas wheelie bar and thats all you need  mine went 43 mph stock with just those

looking4ideas (author)finnrambo2009-10-11

On my truck i have a LRP Spec 3 .28 flips it like crazy lol so now i just installed a Roll cage on it and still didnt brake a part yet =) 

finnrambo (author)looking4ideas2009-10-11


dungeonz (author)looking4ideas2009-06-13

Unfortunately on the revo you can not apply your suggestion for protecting it. the head is not pierced. I hope I explained it. I am not an expert. I have just the revo. A few days ... It 'still a very nice truck and performance, try to see some video. But a good buggy did not compare on a track ... For other application it's a best! Sorry for my english

pyroten (author)2009-04-24

YAY i got the 666 view. i'm the devil : D
oh yea. and nice i'ble :) i've yet to try this cause i regularly beat up my nitro off road. Just today i smashed the front right wheel in and broke a shock and steering shaft. but its only cause the failsafe failed :( and i watched as it drove 20m full throttle into a brick wall. but gud work anyway :)

looking4ideas (author)pyroten2009-04-24

LOL :) What do u run?

Junk_Wizard (author)2009-03-23

won't it melt?

Trinity (author)Junk_Wizard2009-03-26

its silicone so no

surprisingly it doesn't! i thought the same when I first saw this too. the engine doesn't get hot enough to melt it.

looking4ideas (author)2009-03-24

200 reviews and still no rating? Please if you like it rate it

crapflinger (author)2009-03-23

simple fix....don't flip your truck :P hehe easier said than done right? those little guys get squirrely if all 4 wheels aren't on the ground

I shortened my shocks so it doesn't flip as much. This method only prevents your head from getting scratched it doesn't prevent you're head from the crash I will post a ınstructable on shock shortening when my LHS gets the shock oil i need.

looking4ideas (author)2009-03-23

Check Out My Other Instructable
Body Clip Pulls

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