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Old 03-14-2007, 03:29 AM   #1
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hi this is my 1st post so please take it easy as im also a newbie to hobby.anyway my problem is that my buggy starts fine and continues to idle until i take glow plug warmer off,then it dies .why does it die?too rich?glow plug problem?(glow plug seems to glo fine)wrong kinda glow plug?(mcvoy or sumthign cant remember name ,number 9 plug ,cant remember) buggy hasnt been used for a while either its bout 6 monjths old with only about 5 litres run thru it.anyway any help will greatly be appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:59 AM   #2
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The number 9 plug is most likely a cold McCoy. If you are running 30% in a .21 engine then this should be fine. Turn your idle up a little, go to a hotter plug like a MC-8 and/or check your fuel to make sure it is good.
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Sounds like it's time for a new plug.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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I recommend changing to a new plug also and i think you would be all set.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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thanks for help guys,this question is stupid but can a glow plug stil b stufed even tho it glows?and as for being not very smart, feel more comfy here asking questions than hobby shop sumtimes cos always feel they trying to push sales on me rather than be helpful
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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Yes, even if a plug lights when tested it may not work well enough to keep an engine running. My buddy has about 10 such plugs that light but won't work in the engine. Strange...
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