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Old 05-24-2009, 02:05 PM   #16
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Then i should start. Take your glow plug and put it on the igniter, and see if it glows red. if not, you ened a new glwo plug ($5). Just prime it until it gets to the carb, then STOP. Then fully charge your receiver abtetry, glow starter, andspin starter battery you it should start. Also, heat the engine up with a hair dryer for a couple minutes, it will start alot easier!
But how do I turn off the engine after I have started it?
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What do you mean there was steam coming off the engine, how hot did it get?

Try turning the flywheel with your fingers, it should not easily spin (with the glow plug in). If the flywheel spins easy, with no resistance (with the glow plug in) then it has no compression and will need to be replaced or rebuilt.

To turn an engine off you can plug the exhaust with a rag.
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What do you mean there was steam coming off the engine, how hot did it get?

Try turning the flywheel with your fingers, it should not easily spin (with the glow plug in). If the flywheel spins easy, with no resistance (with the glow plug in) then it has no compression and will need to be replaced or rebuilt.

To turn an engine off you can plug the exhaust with a rag.
The steam you asked about. Well, when I drove the car it was kinda very far from me, I could only see the steam from a distance, when I got to the RC the steam was no more. I don't know how hot the engine was.

Is this the flywheel? If so, I tried to turn it when I had the glow plug in and it turned without any resistance at all.
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I can get that thing to start. Use a hair dryer on the top of the heat sink for about 2-4 mins. You to take your time and not get mad if it doesnt ( I JUST WENT THOUGH THIS A LAST WEEK ) I bet the smoke you or who ever seen was the motor was probly to rich. Do you have a pull start? to turn it off I just pinch my fuel line that goes to the carb
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Hey Gliptal, if that is the flywheel then I need to replace something. I tried to spin it, and I could without any resistance at all. Is this the case where I have to replace my one-way bearing? Do you got a "How-to guide" for me? ^^
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Hey Gliptal, if that is the flywheel then I need to replace something. I tried to spin it, and I could without any resistance at all. Is this the case where I have to replace my one-way bearing? Do you got a "How-to guide" for me? ^^
I am not sure but I would think you need a piston and sleeve. I am not sure but it has no compresstion then its BAD. Like I said Im not sure but I think so.
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If that's the case you might as well take it out and see what happen. Your going to have to rebuild it at the least. Depending on the cost of parts you maybe be better off just replacing it.

You aren't turning the clutch bell are you? The flywheel is the silver part, not the black bell with the gear on it, that is part of the clutch.

Check the picture just to make sure.
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The flywheel will turn easlily at some points but if you can spin it the entire way around easily THEN you have no compression. And that is bad.
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Follow these instructions VERBATIM:

Make sure the plug is good (I always used O'Donnell 99's)

Leave the bottom rich and lean the top until it will idle.

Once it will idle nicely, put it on a starter box, table, etc. and pull out your screwdriver.

Lean the top 2-3 hours and run it; should run pretty well with a lag in the takeoff (due to a rich LSN setting).

These cheap engines like a rich LSN setting and have a pretty TIGHT HSN setting. Make very small adjustments to your carb and the engine will last MANY MANY gallons. My MT has been rebuilt 3 times and is going on more than 20 gallons of fuel . Stock Losi M26SS Engine.
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If that's the case you might as well take it out and see what happen. Your going to have to rebuild it at the least. Depending on the cost of parts you maybe be better off just replacing it.

You aren't turning the clutch bell are you? The flywheel is the silver part, not the black bell with the gear on it, that is part of the clutch.

Check the picture just to make sure.
Yeah, I didn't turn the bell, I did turn the silver thing. It rotates 360 without any resistance. So, what am I supposed to replace and what am I supposed to rebuild? How am I going to do this?
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Yeah, I didn't turn the bell, I did turn the silver thing. It rotates 360 without any resistance. So, what am I supposed to replace and what am I supposed to rebuild? How am I going to do this?
Take the 4 engine mount screws from the bottom of the chassis out. Take out the pipe mountng screw and the thjrottle linkakge thing and the engien should pop right out. Take the backplate off, and try to turn the engine over again. Take the head off and see how good condition the piston/sleeve is in.
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This is how to remove the engine.

You may want to just replace it with the Losi Mach 427, it's pretty cheap and is a great engine.
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I'm finding it rather difficult popping that stick off, if I apply pressure to it, it bends a little, it might break. Is this the right grip and direction? And, the other 4 screws are so tight I can't losen them

Also, if I buy a new engine, will I get a new flywheel?
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I'm finding it rather difficult popping that stick off, if I apply pressure to it, it bends a little, it might break. Is this the right grip and direction? And, the other 4 screws are so tight I can't losen them

Also, if I buy a new engine, will I get a new flywheel?
Take a pair of pliers and turn that "black stick" (this is your throttle linkage, the thing on the end is the ball cup) you want to grip it by the shaft of the ball cup. Turn it until it pops off.

You can remove and reuse your old flywheel/clutch assembly, you should get new clutch shoes and springs though.

I'm guessing that you don't have the manual so here are the links

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