Model Engine Company of America
Overheating can be caused by several things or a combination of several things.
Very common is use of a poorly designed muffler which restricts the exhaust flow. If you are using a muffler other than stock try running your engine with the stock muffler supplied with the engine. If this solves the problem you have your answer.

Lean fuel mixture will cause excessive heat. Be sure you know how to tune your engine and know the sounds it should be making.
See carb adjustments

Too little oil in fuel. We always suggest at least 18% oil by volume, not weight. Less than this may compromise your engine. Fuel should display the oil content as well as the nitro content.
See also fuels
The compression ratio is incorrect.
See compression ratio
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