I bought a HPI rs4-3 from a friend of mine, It has a pretty new engine, it was broken in and doesn’t have that much run time on it. When I first drove the car it started right up and ran fine. After about one tank of gas I refilled the tank, the car wouldn’t run right after this, I refilled with new gas with 20% nitro.
I went to HPI’s web site and found the tuning instructions and found that the needle needs to be three turns out, then fine tuned from there. I set the needle and when I try to start the car nothing happens. I will prime it twice and it starts (just rev’s really high for about three seconds and then die’s). Then I will try to start it again and it won’t start till I prime it again. I have played with the needle and can’t get it to idle or stay running; it just revs way up then dies.
The exhaust line is hooked to the gas tank and doesn’t seem to be any leaks. I have also replaced the glow plug, I notcied that there was gas coming out of the carb where the air filter goes, Can anyone help???? -Nick