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Old 07-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default HPI NMT wont start...flooded?

I bought a used Nitro MT and recieved it this week. I got a new glow started and fuel. The first time I started the truck it started but didnt run well...it needs tuning. Before i tuned it, it stalled and now will not start. The glow plug is fine. I am wondering if I flooded the engine. i pulled the glow plug and removed the fuel in the cylinder. There was even a little in the muffler that I removed. however, it still isnt starting.

Anyone have an ideas? This is my first venture into nitro and I have no idea about what to do.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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Reed,

If the engine was flooded it would be very difficult to turn over, if even at all. The best way to handle an engine which is flooded is to pull the plug and turn the engine over with the starter/recoil and blow the excess fuel out the hole. Then simply re-install the plug and you're good to go. Any excess fuel in the pipe will eventually clear out and a rich needle won't dump enough fuel into a pipe to affect it's performance.

If this doesn't help, than you are chasing something other than a flooded engine.
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