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Old 07-24-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Im having trouble starting up my v spec. Its not new so that shouldnt be the problem. The glowplug is glowing. My starter box is running on one 1600 mah nicd battery. And i saw fuel go into the carb. When i push down on the box the engine sound is real low not like its going to start. Maybe the glow plug isnt glowing enough? Is it because there is not enough power going to the starter box? Any input would help...
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Im having trouble starting up my v spec. Its not new so that shouldnt be the problem. The glowplug is glowing. My starter box is running on one 1600 mah nicd battery. And i saw fuel go into the carb. When i push down on the box the engine sound is real low not like its going to start. Maybe the glow plug isnt glowing enough? Is it because there is not enough power going to the starter box? Any input would help...

That could be the main issue, has it started fine before, also with the starting if you press to hard while starting it the motor will never reach speed to run, you just want to bump it on the box, not keep it pressed down hard against the flywheel, But the battery may be the reason for slow starter wheel speed.
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sounds like a dead starter box...
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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Im having trouble starting up my v spec. Its not new so that shouldnt be the problem. The glowplug is glowing. My starter box is running on one 1600 mah nicd battery. And i saw fuel go into the carb. When i push down on the box the engine sound is real low not like its going to start. Maybe the glow plug isnt glowing enough? Is it because there is not enough power going to the starter box? Any input would help...



Make sure you have a good charge on your igniter. Just because it glows out of the engine might not mean that it will light when it gets fuel on it.

You could have too much fuel in the crankcase. Is the plug wet when you remove it?

(also make sure your fuel lines and pressure lines are routed correctly.
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You're definately going to need 2 higher powered Nicds to turn the motor over. 1 1600 pack is nowhere near enough.
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wow i missed that part, yeah you need more battery power in that box
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What box only uses 1 6-cell pack?
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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None do but thats the only battery i had.
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We have two 2400 sticks and it is still just barley enough to start our car. One 1600 pack wont do anything
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hook the box up to a 12 volt battery....what i use to power mine is a lawn tractor battery....it's heavy to carry, but im a big fella lol
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I dont have that kind of a lawn mower. Any other things that have a 12v battery?
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your car..
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your car the 1:1 one that is 12v not to portable
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Yea i could use the car battery but the cord isnt long enough so i wouldnt have anywhere to rest the box unless i started the buggy on the car
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come on get crafty with it I know you have a extension cord
around or jumper cables
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