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Old 10-25-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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I just got a nitro car used, no idea if it runs. Can I put a little gas or maybe use starting fluid to see if it will start? I dont want to buy nitro fuel and have it not run, If it dont run I simply wont use it ill rather have electric anyways
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I just got a nitro car used, no idea if it runs. Can I put a little gas or maybe use starting fluid to see if it will start? I dont want to buy nitro fuel and have it not run, If it dont run I simply wont use it ill rather have electric anyways
Simple answer - no.
Try to borrow some.
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$12 for nitro fuel at a LHS to see if it runs... Id spend it
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I heard of these F&E guys trying out some alternative fuels. Not sure what the current status is.
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Ah I figured i could get away with gas or starting fluid just to see if it will fire up.....needs to have some type of oil mixed in 2 cycle style since they dont have a oil pan for lubrication correct? I know nothing about nitro engins. It does have a pull start, I pulled it and could feel the resistance as it cycled so I know its not blown. but the cord did not go back in so need to take that apart and fix that.....ive worked on mowers alot I hope its similar LOL. $10 to anyone that wants to ship me a little nitro fuel. like a quater cup half cup Just enough to see if it runs and stays running. Any helpful knowledge on nitro engins 2 that someone wants to spit out feel free im going to do some research on them also just got the car today though
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$12 for nitro fuel at a LHS to see if it runs... Id spend it
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Ah I figured i could get away with gas or starting fluid just to see if it will fire up.....needs to have some type of oil mixed in 2 cycle style since they dont have a oil pan for lubrication correct? I know nothing about nitro engins. It does have a pull start, I pulled it and could feel the resistance as it cycled so I know its not blown. but the cord did not go back in so need to take that apart and fix that.....ive worked on mowers alot I hope its similar LOL. $10 to anyone that wants to ship me a little nitro fuel. like a quater cup half cup Just enough to see if it runs and stays running. Any helpful knowledge on nitro engins 2 that someone wants to spit out feel free im going to do some research on them also just got the car today though
do you have a Hobby Shop close to you? You can get a Quart of fuel for $10.00.
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next town over. Never been there. Been by it and they normally have bicycles sitting outside. http://www.ab-hc.com/downloads/homesite.html
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next town over. Never been there. Been by it and they normally have bicycles sitting outside. http://www.ab-hc.com/downloads/homesite.html
give them a call and ask them if they have 20% car fuel in quarts. If they do have them set one aside and take a drive OR have mom and dad give you a ride (not sure how old you are) LOL. Any 20% "car" nitro fuel will work for now.
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Don't forget you will need a glow igniter as well.
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Don't forget you will need a glow igniter as well.
yea, forgot all about that. Good call Roscoe!!!
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do I need a glow ignitor if its pull start? I am 24 btw
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do I need a glow ignitor if its pull start? I am 24 btw
yes you do. Cool sorry you just never know on these forums you know. Is there a wire connected to the glow plug?
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yes you will need a glow ignitor. to heat the glow plug to start
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theres no plug at all. no wire hangin off either so I am guessen glow plug. Cant I just use like a torch or something to heat it up? Are glow plugs and glow plug warmers expensive? I bought this car cheap for a mess around project not a money pit.
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