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Old 04-02-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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I need to buy me a start box but I am not sure which one to get. My Car has a New Picco .21 EVO 3 and my buddys start box wont even spin it over. His is an XTM brand with a single non gear reducted 750 motor using a car battery as a power source. Someboby help me out, Im ready to drive this thing
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have you tried a heat gun to get it up to temp and then start it?
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this one has been awesome for me........always more than enough power to turn over any engine i had. i love the power panel as it gives me another option for my igniter as well as an led that shows existing battery condition.... are you preheating your engine before you try to start it? if not you may want to look at competition heat or a heat gun... http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDcQ8gIwBQ#
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I dont have a heat gun yet so I did not try that. It was all it had to get it to spin over without the glow plug even in it so I dont think that heating it up first would have helped much. Thanks for the replies keep the opinions rollin, Im planning on ordering it tonight
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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The blue Ofna box shown above will pretty much turn anything over with its two motors.
Heating up the engine will also help a lot...will make it less tight and easier to turn over/start. If you haven't got a heat gun try a hairdryer...that works for a lot of people aswell.
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I dont have a heat gun yet so I did not try that. It was all it had to get it to spin over without the glow plug even in it so I dont think that heating it up first would have helped much. Thanks for the replies keep the opinions rollin, Im planning on ordering it tonight
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it isn't just the compression that makes these engines hard to turn over. it is the taper of the sleeve resulting in "pinch" as the piston approaches top dead center. heating the engine will help it to turn over easier as well as helping the engine to break in with out ruining the con rod. i have engines with many gallons on that i still heat before starting. it will help the engine last much much longer as well as enhance the performance.
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been a while since I had a picco. They have pretty tight pinch. Heat guns are not that expensive, or you can try a blow dryer, but may not get it hot enouph. I heat my motors every time I go out, and they last forever.
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don't mean to hijack this thread but has anyone tried 12v battery vs 14.4v lipo?
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Lipo al the way. lighter and more power

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Thanks for all the replies, I kinda thought that the Blue Ofna box was the one that I was going to need. We sell heat guns at work so on my next day I will pick one up.
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i run the ofna dual motor hooked upto my car, and it will rip the car out of your hands if your not carefull.
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OFNA truggy box, as pictured above, with a 3s LIPO. I believe a few guys here are even running 4s.
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OFNA truggy box, as pictured above, with a 3s LIPO. I believe a few guys here are even running 4s.
I am running a 4S in mine...it will turn over the motor in my camaro!

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