Originally Posted by civic_hatch
BTW im new to this...hey guys just bought on saturday a HPI RS4 evo 3 +, so i charged the dyna-glow over night, i charged the battery for the roto start at the right amp for the correct amount of time, i filled the tank i primed it , so i was ready to go mounted the glow thing, put in the roto start but it wont start, sometimes the shaft of the roto start locks so i stop immediately, i try again nothing, so i take off the glow plug do the roto starter to see if its flooded a lil fuel came out but it doesnt locks i noticed, when i put back everything back on normal and i try to start it locks up again so now im just upset with this thing.... any help would be great... i bought the car at xtreme hobby shop i just dont wanna drive there again if its an easy fix or something stupid, i live in east meadow so...u know... thank u
Ok ....since this is a new car/new engine the pinch on pistion sleeve is probably very tight...add to the fact that is is winter (cold) that will make for tough starting. A few things you can try.
1) If you live in a house w/a garage, bring you mom's, your sister's, or even your hairdryer out to the garage. Warm up the engine for a 3-5 minutes, then try and start her up.
2) If that's not a option, then loosen the glow plug from the engine top. Just enought that its not screwed in air tight but enought that it stays seated when you put teh glow-charger on it. it will still start this way. Just let it run a few seconds, then tight it back once started.
3) Check to make sure the glowplug it self is in good condition. take it out of engine and connect it to glow charger...it should glow nice and bright orange.
4) Try leaning out High Speed needle a quarter turn then try and start. repeat several times up to a full turn. If you have to go past that, your settings for breakin were wrong to begin with or you have other problems yet unknown.
If all else fails read the Break-in Bible
and the Tunning Bible
....actually you should do that anyways.