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Old 05-27-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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does anyone have a line on a truly great glow plug igniter? I have used the cheapo clip on ones, I have used the twist on kind with the plug for the power panel, i have used the twist on ones with the meter on top and the internal nicad i have used duratrax and dynamite and whoever makes the one for the power panel. none of them work very well. The clip on ones get sloppy real soon and the guage on the twist on ones indicates completely in the red when i have the igniter solidly affixed. It shows that it is functioning properly only when it is barely hanging on. It is a good thing that my engines fire up readily because they pop off almost immediately. the whole sordid business makes me want to sell all the nitro stuff and only run electric. any help (brand and type) would be appreciated.
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I have never had a problem with it and it still stays on nice and tight I think I have used it for about 3-4 gallons now and I have to restart between every tank so that gives you a good idea on usage amount. and in those 3-4 gallons I think I have charged it about 5 times.
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:41 PM   #3
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all that i can tell that you have is an x.
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I use the Trinity blue anodized one..you can get it with its own charger that clips onto a power supply or start box. I've had mine for a loooong time..and it works great.
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:07 PM   #6
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Racin Rev;

I have used the same clip-on Igniter ('Global, Magnum') for years. Is an Aluminum 2 piece unit w/o a meter. I am even using an old NiCd battery taken from a bad rechargable Drill pack.

Keep the contact surfaces clean and it should last for years.
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where would one find a 'Global, Magnum' (I presume that Global is the brand and Magnum is the model? and how much are they.
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I just use a cheap Du-Bro clip on and it works great. It is probably actually one of the better ones out there/
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I have an OLD dubro (about 9 yrs old) it still works great I use it as my back up now, but it always works when I need it.
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Keep the contact surfaces clean and it should last for years.
Amen guys look at the end of your glow plug driver. If its not a bright copper color use your motor spray on it and clean it out. A good connection is everything. I have a old dynomite driver and it works fine.
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