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Old 11-03-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default My Nitro RC car went off my ramp and into water upside down.

So, I was playing on my half pipe by jumping it off and landing on grass and It went sideways, and fell upside down into my gutter.

When it went into there, The idle went down and it died out. Water got everywhere in it, I held it upside down and water was coming out everywhere.

So what im asking is am I screwed? Can the engine still work?

Im not going to start it incase I screw anything more up.

Thanks, and I have a team associated GT2
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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let it dry out... you may not be screwed
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, Thats what im going to do. I'll start it up tommorrow and see how it works.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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You want to start it up right away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pull the glow plug out, put it on the starter box and roll it over for a few seconds. Put a glow plug back in and fire it up. I can't stress this enough....

Go to your buggy and START IT UP NOW!!!!!! You need to burn the water out. It won't start right away, but it will start once it gets fuel in it.

I learned my lesson from running boats. I would have them blow over and get water logged. If you let it sit it will start to rust on the inside right away. I lost an engine because of this. Then a few boat racers told me to do this and never had a problem sence.
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Hopefully you got the electronics dried out also. Battery plug, receiver, servo leads and that sort of thing. The lid on the GT2's seal pretty well but they arent' water tight.

Best thing to do might be take everything off and check everything over. Check all your bearings too. Maintenance here will prevent headaches down the road. Get a new air filter also. Just to be sure.

Let us know if the engine fired back up and you got some heat in there to dry it out and relube all the internals with fuel.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:57 AM   #6
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+1 @ jrwoodchuck

Take out the glowplug, remove the water, screw in the plug (but dont tighten in case there is still water in it). Put on your starter ballery and turn it over until it starts, then run it for a tank (at least).

As for the electrics, you will have to dry them using towels, hair dryers (but dont heat them too much) etc.
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Hahah your gonna be up for reciever, servos the works ,

You might get lucky if you have water proof servos



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You want to start it up right away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pull the glow plug out, put it on the starter box and roll it over for a few seconds. Put a glow plug back in and fire it up. I can't stress this enough....

Go to your buggy and START IT UP NOW!!!!!! You need to burn the water out. It won't start right away, but it will start once it gets fuel in it.

I learned my lesson from running boats. I would have them blow over and get water logged. If you let it sit it will start to rust on the inside right away. I lost an engine because of this. Then a few boat racers told me to do this and never had a problem sence.
absolutely right... BUT DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OFF AIR FILTER FIRST. or you will just end up sucking more water in carb..my 5r ended up in a creek at a proseries race. pulled the glowplug, turned it over on box to get most of the water out, used wd40 through carb, turned over some more, put plug back in and started it up. let it run for a good tank..i did lose my throttle servo(ko 2367 ) but rx and steering servo,pt, and all else was ok..
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Awesome, I started it up and it took a little longer, but when I got it going it was fine

Yeah, Next time I will start it up right away,

thanks guys.
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Awesome, I started it up and it took a little longer, but when I got it going it was fine

Yeah, Next time I will start it up right away,

thanks guys.
Next time? Loets hope not LOL. Just make sure if it does happen again that you remove any water in the engine... Cant stress that enough.
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+1 on this!
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What do you mean? A video of me crashing it off my ramp? XD
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