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Old 10-06-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Ok. So what's happening is I just charged the starter box all night. It's at around 12.15 volts. Put the car on the starter box and It just seems to be burning rubber on the wheel. nothing else is happening just burning the wheel. And what's funny is that it was working fine just yesterday?

And the threaded wheel on the car just won't turn over.
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sounds like your engine is stuck at Top Dead Center...or engine is seized/blown up? are you pre heating the engine?
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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sounds like your engine is stuck at Top Dead Center...or engine is seized/blown up? are you pre heating the engine?
It shouldn't have blown. I mean it was running fine just like 1hr ago. Stopped and put some new shock fluid in and it just wouldn't start again. And no to the pre heating


EDIT: to the things above, how can I see if it's blown?
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your engine is stuck. take a screw driver and turn the flywheel
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your engine is stuck. take a screw driver and turn the flywheel
Yeah. I've been trying to. Just make sure I'm doing it right where is that located and what way should I turn?
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your engine is stuck. take a screw driver and turn the flywheel
+1, or your starter box set up slipped, make sure the wheel is clearing the chassis opening.
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+1, or your starter box set up slipped, make sure the wheel is clearing the chassis opening.
Yeah, this shouldn't be it. I've checked it like 5 times.
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as I said in my first post. engine is stuck at TDC, heat up the engine with a hair drywer or heat gun for 1-2 mins take a flat head screw driver and use the chassis as a "wedge" and turn the flywheel
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On a side note.....12.15v on a gel cel is Way beyond dead...stick packs would also be dead if that's the way your using.
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Maybe I'm just lazy/ignorant but I never heat the engines. As stated, the piston is probably stuck in the pinch at TDC. You can manually rotate it (I used a pair of needle nose pliers on mine ) from TDC.

I need to shim the wheel in the starter on my box to bring it up a bit further; right now I have to push down on the plug ignitor to start it. If I push down on the back of the car the chassis flexes enough that I dont get enough pressure between the flywheel and starter motor. Is that something you could try?
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Not sure.
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Look in the cylinder and see whats happening when you try to rotate the flywheel. I would heat the engine for sure. How new is the engine anyway?
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Look in the cylinder and see whats happening when you try to rotate the flywheel. I would heat the engine for sure. How new is the engine anyway?
Oh well I jsut got it working LOL?

and sadly I have no idea how.

Well It's a very high end OS motor but It's pretty old and by that I mean it wasn't driven in awhile so this is the first couple of times I've gotten it up in awhile. THANKS THOUGHT GUYS!
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very high end o.s?...so a vspec?
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very high end o.s?...so a vspec?
A door stop now!
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