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Old 10-11-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Need help w/ RC10GT (Engine not getting gas)

Hello guys, today I was going to go bashing with my newly bought RC10GT, but for some reason fuel is not getting to the engine. I know the problem, but I'm not sure how to solve it. After I put fuel in the tank, I can see that it is not making it's way to the engine through the connected fuel line, it's only going about 1/2 way through. I looked in the manual, and it says to open and close the fuel lid twice, I did this, but it still did not help. Any ideas on how to solve this?
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I'm assuming you are pullstarting the truck?..

With the switch turned off open the throttle servo with your hand so the carburator is wide open. With the electric off it will stay there. Then kink the pressure line over with your thumb. Now you can flip the lid open and closed. It will take more than twice. Watch until the fuel gets to the carb, then give it another flip open/close. Now it will be primed.

Easier way to prime.. Switch still off, open throttle servo with your hand. Now put your finger over the hole in the muffler (stinger). Give the pullstart three or four tugs. It should now be primed.

Did you buy this new or used?
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new...I have experience with on-road though, and have actually never had this problem.

EDIT: yeah, pullstart =D
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If it won't prime after all that I'd take it back to the hobby shop and let them give it a go.

You can try taking the fuel line off the tank, open the carb, and blow thru the fuel line. If you can't blow thru it then you need to take the high speed needle assembly apart and clean anything up in there.

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I had this problem when I bought my GT brand new.. Took it to the hobby shop, and come to find out the carb assembly wasn't together properly. Definately check the carb out first
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