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eighty2 04-28-2009 11:28 AM

Will turn over but not start...
 
I dunno what the deal is. I have fuel. The glow plug glows. It just turns over and doesn't start. Any pointers?

I am using an EZ Start. Battery is fine.

Cyberacer 04-28-2009 11:30 AM

The motor is probably too rich. Turn the low speed needle in about a 1/2 turn and try to fire it again...

killerX2 04-28-2009 11:35 AM

Also if it is a brand new engine (especially an rb) you will probably have to heat up the block with a heat gun. My rb has a gallon in it and is still a pain to start unless I heat it first. It also will make your engine last longer...

Krawl 04-28-2009 11:52 AM

What engine do you run?

Cyberacer 04-28-2009 11:56 AM

I assumed that it was a traxxas 3.3....EZ start and all.

eighty2 04-28-2009 12:59 PM

Its whatever the stock engine is for the Losi XXX-NT.

I got it started though.

Now when I get it started it wants to go full throttle. Pain in the ass.

Kyo83 04-29-2009 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eighty2 (Post 5743698)
Its whatever the stock engine is for the Losi XXX-NT.

I got it started though.

Now when I get it started it wants to go full throttle. Pain in the ass.

I don't know that truck very well, but if it has one, check that your slipper clutch spring is not on too tight same for the clutch bell on the enging. This could be why it was so hard to start before. Its trying to engage as soon as its gets started. One or more of the springs on the clutch shoe could be bad.

Like the other guy said, adjust the low speed screw back a little, almost to the point you were before but enough to get it started. If it starts and really tries to take off or stalls out when you hit gas, then check springs like I said earlier.

n10cities 04-29-2009 03:58 PM

Mach .15?
 
Assuming you have the Losi XXX-NT RTR, it should have the Mach .15 engine in it. I had the same issue with mine. Had to lean it out quite a bit to get it to fire, then richen it back up for break-in. The first tank or so was a bear to get it to keep running consistently

Runs nice now.....just took it out of the box after sitting for about a year and a half and it fired right up!


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