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Clevo377
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From: Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-31-2002 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know what happens when a top fueler "puts out a cylinder"?

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futurattraction
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From: Iowa City, IA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 05-31-2002 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for futurattraction   Click Here to Email futurattraction     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not a TF aficianado, but if "putting out" a cylinder is the same as dropping a cylinder, it's when it loses fire and basically pumps raw fuel out of it. I'm not familiar enough with nitro engines to know, technically, what causes this to happen, aside from the fact that they pump so much fuel through one of those engines during a pass it'd make your head swim...

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Dusty Kiser
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From: Bethel,Oh USA
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posted 05-31-2002 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loss of fire {ignition} to cylinder. They operate at such extremes even dual plugs and monster mags have trouble lighting the fire at 8000rpm. If they're lucky it just pumps the charge out the exhaust, if not, it hydraulics the piston and blows everything apart. It was last situation that finally put Eddy Hill out of racing. The block split and slammed into the back of the cage injuring his spine.

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