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Old 11-28-2002, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default hpi .15fe help

Please some one help me solve this problem. I have a 15fe hpi motor that I just rebuild with the stage three upgrade kit off of HPI's web site. It comes with a lager cooling head, 5.5mm carb, piston and sleeve, and a abc connecting rod. I have 3 problems; 1 the motor leaks fuel from the front of the engine(not much but noticable after driving it around), 2 fuel leaks into the pull starter(leaks alot), and 3 I cant keep it running smoothly after it warms up(not to metion the trouble I had trying to keep it running just to break it in). I tried adjusting the carb(no change), after reading here a bit I check my fuel tank(good seal), I can here an air leak when pulling the pullstarter slowly but dint know where it is coming from. Please any info on what to check or fix and how. thanks
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Old 11-28-2002, 03:22 PM   #2
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Ay our racing club here in all we all have the HPI racers . We started with the HPI 1.5 enging and found out we had to replace engine sleeves, pistons and rings after every 8 hours of racing or so. Many in our club had the same problems as you. Also after about 6 hours of use we would loose compression and the engine would not idle after warm up. This was bad news when starting a race and the car would just die. Since then we all changed to the Novarossi 1.2 engines and haven't had a problem for months. Not only that but the Rossi engine has much better acceleration and uses much less fuel. I have used my Noverossi engine now for more than a year and I don't know how many hours of racing and it still works great. Rossi has 2 new engines out and when mine gives up the hhost I will for sure purchase one.
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