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Old 08-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Difficulty starting engine

So I've been having trouble getting my Savage XSS going the past couple days (recently got it finished). I took it to the LHS and they were able to get it going and decently tuned, at least enough for me to tweak it and figure out on my own.
The problem is 90% of the time I can't get it cranked, or it will start up and die the moment I let go of the pull cord. This is after the LHS gets it going and everything works perfectly. I take it home, don't even touch the settings, and it won't start.
I'm going crazy because it doesn't run perfectly cause it needs tuning, but I can't tune it because 90% of the time it won't start.
I need some ideas on what to look for since this is my first nitro rc car and I'm pretty much a newbie.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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increase your idle a touch, that might keep it runing long enough for you to get your hand on the remote...
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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I developed a technique of holding the radio and opening the throttle a bit while cranking it, which helps sometimes.
Though with adjusting the idle, am I gonna have to adjust it each time I start it ? When it does run, the idle it's set at is great. Just low enough to not engage the clutch and have it drive off.
The guy at the LHS did say sometimes you have to start new nitro engines with a little open throttle for a bit, but that didn't even work this go round.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #5
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Try priming it. I hold my finger on the end of the exhaust pipe and pull the pullstart 3 or 4 time to get the fuel going to engine. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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I know nothing about a savage but our local hobby shop always uses thier glow igniter. If you continue to try and start an engine witth a dead or partially charged glow igniter than you take a chance of fouling the plug. A fully charged igniter will usually burn the fuel off and the engine will run. Try to use a different igniter eben if it comes with a wire on the top of the motor. If the engine runs at the hobbyshop then it should start and run at your house. Unless the hobbyshop is ysing different fuel then what you hae at your house, if so buy some new fuel, good luck.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. However, I just about always prime the system, and as far as igniters go, I charged mine up just the other day, and the fuel we use at the shop is what I have at home.
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