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Old 07-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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I have just bought myself a new MT2 but i tried running it and it just shuts off after about 5 mins of use. There is a full tank of gas and batteries are full charge. I adjusted the high speed needle so that it takes off fast and quick but it shuts off after 5 mins of run time. And its hard to get started back up after that. why?
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What was the temp after that five min run it sounds like it got to hot
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Was it used when you bought it?

Wait till the engine cools completly and then try and spin the flywheel with ONE finger. If it spins easy (with a glo plug in) your engine has lost compression and needs rebuilt.

Or after it shuts off, if its hard to pull the pullstart it flooded and you need to lean it out.

OR it could be your glo plug (change it)
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and everything that nitro said, and if it did losse compresion it got to hot
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Yip
let us know how it goes and good luck
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I just rebuilt the engine with a friend who has like 15 gas rc trucks. He said the compression is fine still. The engine reaches 200 when it dies. What should it stay around and how do i do that.
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Shpuld stay around 225 degrees...to change the temp of the engine all you have to do is richen it (turn counterclockwise) to lower temps or lean it out (turn clockwise) to get temps up.

If the engine has compression check the glo plug...
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Oh and btw you got an email about your mini-t
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I just found out that my temp gauge only goes up to 200. I need a new one.
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What temp gauge do you have?

That could deffinatly be the problem, if your engine gets to hot you lose compression and then you will need to rebuild it...
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:30 PM   #11
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MIP 2001 On Board Temp2 Gauge

I have this temp gauge
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