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Old 01-02-2009, 05:09 AM   #76
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Need some advice. Is it recommended to place the extra shim included in the os speed, and aside from the os 2060 pipe are there any other pipes that is suitable for this engine? Tnx
JP3 or a 053 style pipe.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:10 AM   #77
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i run a JP3 now and it runs great..i get 10min run times easy
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:33 AM   #78
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I would try a new OS p3 plug, and make sure your glow ignitor is fully charged. Sounds to me like a weak glow.. Our Glow Plugs will only carry the glow from the original spark from your ignitor. So a weak ignitor = a weak glow. Most ppl believe that as long as it starts, it's all good, and that's just not the case. The glow WILL NOT get better during combustion. Good Luck!
Joe, sure it will. The temp of the plug coil is directly related to the needle settings. If your running the engine lean, the plug will glow HOTTER then if using a glow ignitor. Run it rich and the glow plug will struggle to get hot enough. Your theory is incorrect. I hope Ed didn't tell you that.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:33 AM   #79
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idk, i have never had a single problem with a v-spec. i have probably gone through 5 or 6 and not a single problem ran all the jp pipes and still never a problem. i have messed with alot at hobby store when worked there too, i think most of you mess with the jet to much and just take it way out of sync for it..
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GregH I think joe was refering to a bad plug like the platinum coming off the coil. A damaged plug may light off the motor but wont work right when the chemicals have to react on the coil. I assumed this when he recomended trying a new plug of the same model.I could be wrong though I'm not good at mind reading just assuming
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:31 AM   #81
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I'm reading this thread and confused. Which of the carbs is newer? Or which carb would I want on my V-spec? 21J or 21C or... ?
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:04 AM   #82
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21j is the newer carb.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:27 AM   #83
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Its the same as 28XZ carb 21J - haven't had any issues with it other than working fine all season Ok, thanks. So 21C is older carb and if V-spec is sold with it better not buy one? What's the difference of the two other than newer/older?
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:34 PM   #84
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Jonro you can do a simple leak check on any motor by getting some bubble solution like little kids use to make bubbles with, put it in a spray bottle and use it to spray on the out side of your motor and carb. just hook up a piece of fuel tubing to the fuel inlet then plug both carb intake and exhaust port and then blow into the fuel line creating air pressure inside the engine and if you see any bubbles pop up you have a leak.
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Fellas, I have been tuning and running O.S. Engines for over ten years and this is the first engine I wanted to smash with a hammer. I bought the new .21 vspec and cannot after 2 gallons get it tuned.

I bought the new Ninja and its perfect even though it has the same carb as the vspec, there are no problems with it.


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Fellas, I have been tuning and running O.S. Engines for over ten years and this is the first engine I wanted to smash with a hammer. I bought the new .21 vspec and cannot after 2 gallons get it tuned.

I bought the new Ninja and its perfect even though it has the same carb as the vspec, there are no problems with it.


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You probably know more about it than me, but My spec had a bad front bearing and a cracked case..Check both
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Joe, sure it will. The temp of the plug coil is directly related to the needle settings. If your running the engine lean, the plug will glow HOTTER then if using a glow ignitor. Run it rich and the glow plug will struggle to get hot enough. Your theory is incorrect. I hope Ed didn't tell you that.
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The flame will get hotter as rpm increases, and will cool as rpm goes down... The first hit is the start of the cycle, which would be idle temp. If the ignitor is dead the first hit will be like running a super cold plug.
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This is something I wrote for another forum. Someone had asked me about 3 needle carbs. Hope this helps.
I have never understood why so many magazines and engine tuners have chosen to surround the three needle carb with so much mystery. I believe it is a great adjustment that when understood correctly allows the racer to adjust to a finer degree where the engine makes it’s power in the lower RPM range, but to understand it fully I think we should use the correct terminology. Fuel goes through the high end “needle,” which is actually a valve which controls the total amount of fuel that enters the carb., then passes through the mid range “needle,” which is also a valve, then goes around the low end needle. The “mid range” or fuel metering valve, is the female counterpart to the male low end needle. All carbs have this “mid range” valve. Only some are adjustable. Remove your air filter and look into the carb venturi. When the carb is opened from idle you will see the low end needle pulling out of the fuel metering valve. There are two things happening here. The air supply and the fuel supply are increasing at the same time. You can also see that the fuel is being introduced into the air stream at a specific point. Suppose you unscrew your fuel metering valve 3 full turns while screwing in on the low end needle 3 full turns, the ratio of fuel to air stays the same, but the air slide must open further before it exposes the point at which the fuel is introduced into the air stream. Now the carb has to open further before the engine starts to make it’s power, and this gives it the effect of moving the mid range around. The same is true in reverse.
Remove your entire high end valve assembly, and look down into the hole where it screws into the carb body. You should be looking directly into the orifice in the fuel metering valve that the fuel must pass through to enter the carb, if not then adjust the fuel metering valve until you see it. At the most this should only be ¼ of a turn. Once the orifice is inline with the high end valve so that fuel can enter it directly after passing through the high end , score a mark on the outside of the carb body inline with the fuel metering valve adjustment screw to indicate externally that they are inline. Turn the F.M.V. adjustment screw another 90 degrees and you will see another orifice in the F.M.V. Mark it’s location the same way. You now should have two marks on the carb body that will indicate that the orifice is properly aligned with every 90 degrees/¼ turn of the F.M.V.
Now when you go to the track, and you get your engine tuned correctly and you want to adjust where the engine starts to pull you can make adjustments to the low end needle and the F.M.V. in ¼ turn increments. Keep in mind that the F.M.V. must always line up with the marks you made, and when changes are made to the F.M.V. the low end must always adjust the same amount and in the same direction as the F.M.V. or it will change your fuel mixture on the bottom I.e. if the F.M.V screws in two turns the low end needle screws out 2 turns.
Just for kicks here’s my routine for tuning an engine:
1. Get engine to temp (190+)
2. adjust top end from rich to lean (engine screams with faint smoke trail)
3. Adjust bottom end from rich to lean (bring car to stop, engine idles for 10 full seconds, from stop pull full throttle engine should take off with puff of smoke and no hesitation. Bring car to stop again and pinch fuel line close to carb. Engine dies after 5 seconds = too rich. Engine dies before 3 seconds = too lean. Engine dies between 3-5 seconds = just right Goldilocks!
4. Set idle
5. Go whoop butt!!
Thanks for the questions and good luck in racing. -Joey
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JP3 or a 053 style pipe.
+1 I like my 053
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Thanks Joey! Very good to know.
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