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Old 12-13-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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I have a hpi firestorm and im trying to get it diled in. But when i start it the clutch is always engaged. Tryed turning the idle screw down and its still spining the wheels. Any help would help.

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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didnt mean to post twice, mods can you delete?
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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it sounds like the springs on the clutch shoes are too loose, i would put some 1.0 or 1.1 springs on. the springs are a little stiffer and will give you a higher rpm engagement
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Do you think it should be still at idle? Ive only had it for a few days. Ive tuned the high speed needle, but the manual says not to even touch the low speed needle. So could the low speed needle be the problem???
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is the motor idling really high and when you rev the motor does it come down to and idle or does it hang at a fast idle and then slowly come down
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The idle isnt to high. Even when i turn it down to a lower idle the wheels want to turn. I have to put my foot in front of the car so it dosent take off. I havent even messed with the low speed yet eather, just the high speed and idle needle.
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you could have a broken clutch spring thats what I would check 1st
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:40 PM   #8
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^^ Is this commin??
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:22 PM   #9
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it could be your lsn too lean, try the pinch test . start the truck and after it warms up a min or 2 pinch the fuel line about an inch away from the carb. if it dies instantly its too lean if it takes about 4 or 5 seconds its fine. but i still think its the springs, the savage has the same problems. when i changed my springs i never melted another sput gear because the clutch wont engage unless it was at a high rpm.
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Thanx for all the help guys. Problem fixed!!!
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