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Old 06-24-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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Bad Starter Box?

I bought a XXX-NT broken-in already (2 Quarts) with a Ofna stater box and everything looks A+ but when I went to fire it up it seems to not have enough power to turn over the engine. It turns it fine with the glow plug off nice and easy but I put the glowplug in and I get nothing it wants to turn so bad I smell the burning fuel with the 1-2 turns I can get and then nothing. Could it be bad batts. in the starter box?
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:13 AM   #2
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recharge the batts in ur starter box man....
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recharge the batteries, if that doesn't work then take it by your lhs and see if he can tell you if the batteries are junk or not. If they are still good then you need to invest into a heat gun so that you can warm up your engine before you try to start it up. high end engines such as nova rossi engines, o.s. tzs, and ect. will need to be warmed up with a heat gun each time before you start them.
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Okay I figured it out..lol it was my mistake but now I need some help tuning..I remember a while back someone had YouTube vids on how to tune an engine can anyone find them? I looked everywhere I can't find crap. Thnx
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Well, look up the instructions for the engine online. Set the needles to their initial setup for break in. Then you will run the car for 5 minutes and check the motors temp. Turn the high end about 1/12th a rotation in the clockwise direction. Continue to do this untill the motor is running at around 205-220deg. Once the high end is set you will adjust the low end. You want the engine to run for about 8 seconds in indle and then stall. If it runs less then this then you need to turn the needle clockwise. If it runs more then this then turn the needle counterclockwise.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:24 PM   #6
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Yeah I set the needles to factory and I have no clue what he ran but I ran TRX Top Fuel 20% so I had to lean it to get it started and so it would die and it was sucking through fuel like there was no tomorrow, lol. Also I don't have a temp gauge is there any way to check it? Or something cheap I can get from Ace Hardware or something I only have $20 and I need Gas also :P
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I remember a while back someone had YouTube vids on how to tune an engine can anyone find them? I looked everywhere I can't find crap. Thnx
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OMG Thank You I love You!!....Well not really but thnx alot a big help!!
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I think I've got the hang of tuning and it's somewhat tuned right..:P The only thing I'm worried about is that I have no temp gauge Is there anything cheap or some tricks you guys would know for checking temps thnx
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put some spit on the head if it sizzles off right away your engine is too lean
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yeah, thats a simple one. You should be able to get a duratrax temp gun for like $20 shipped from towerhobbies.com
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Be sure to spit on several differant parts of the head. It should take at least 2 seconds before it starts to boil, it will steam when it boils, a vibrating engine will give off a boiling apearance. as long as there is a trail of smoke and the engine is responsive you should be fine.
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2 Seconds!?! I ran it for about 10 min. Squirted the head with a coupole drips of water and it didn't boil the water for 15 sec I counted maybe I'm to rich?
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Also a few more questions sorry, I got it running a quart of TRX Top Fuel and I'm going to go get more gas today should I get O'donnell or Trinity or just stick with the Top Fuel? Also I bought this off of ebay and I got have no tools I just have the misc. stuff from my old T-Maxx (Tuning ScrewDriver,Glow Plug,and some misc phillips and flat head screwdrivers). It says in the book I have to adjust the diff but I can't because I don't have a nut driver to take off the wheels does anyone by any chance no what size this is. Maybe there is a cheap set to just get me by for now. because I only have $20 until friday and I need some more gas today
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Go with the O' Donnell, it'll give you the best performance of all three you listed.

You don't need to take the wheel nut off, just twist the ball link off with a pair of pliers and pull the wheel and universal to the side.
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