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Old 02-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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NEED HELP. WHEN I START MY REDCAT SHOCKWAVE BUGGY FUEL STARTS TO SPIT OUT OF THE HEATSINK FROM THE BOTTOM AND TOP WHERE THE GLOWPLUG IS THEN AFTER LIKE 3 SECONDS THE ENGINE DIES. HELP PLEASE REPLY IM DYING TO USE MY BUGGY.
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sounds like the head/heatsink may have loosened up. try tighting the screws.
how old is the engine?
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sounds like the head/heatsink may have loosened up. try tighting the screws.
how old is the engine?
brand new. I tightend all screws but it still spits from glow plug.the glow plug does have its washer
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brand new. I tightend all screws but it still spits from glow plug.the glow plug does have its washer
tighten the glow plug, if it is a standard plug it may need a new copper washer, if its a turbo plug tighten that bugger down.
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tighten the glow plug, if it is a standard plug it may need a new copper washer, if its a turbo plug tighten that bugger down.
its a standard one but the washer is brand new and they say you cant tighten it alot or over do it
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its a standard one but the washer is brand new and they say you cant tighten it alot or over do it
you need to tighten it down pretty good or it will leak.
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NEED HELP. WHEN I START MY REDCAT SHOCKWAVE BUGGY FUEL STARTS TO SPIT OUT OF THE HEATSINK FROM THE BOTTOM AND TOP WHERE THE GLOWPLUG IS THEN AFTER LIKE 3 SECONDS THE ENGINE DIES. HELP PLEASE REPLY IM DYING TO USE MY BUGGY.
What's a redcat?
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What's a redcat?
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What's a redcat?
its a rc car brand people say its crap and all that but it also depends how you treat your rc. Other brands like hpi are really good because all the parts are aluminium and the motor is good quality but if you upgrade all the parts including motor to better quality on a cheap nitro rc you get the same thing . You would end up paying the same amount of money so if you dont have much money get a redcat and slowly upgrade everything.
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sounds like a plug may have been cross threaded or the button in the head isn't seating properly. pull the 4 screws, check the headspace washers and the button for damage to the threads. I have 2 redcat 1/10 buggies myself. They are cheap, but they do the job for me. I got 4 kids, and can not afford to drop the $250+ upfront on a name brand buggy.
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