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Old 07-27-2004, 05:28 PM   #1
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engine wont start!!???

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Old 07-27-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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you've gotta give more info than that

check glow plug first
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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i tried that i even tried using a brand new one

the engine is a brand new GX-21 w/ pull starter

i tried priming it

putting some fuel in the carb

glow igniter is charged

i have a reliable power source

theres fuel in the line

i tried loosening the glow plug

it wont start



im not sure if i flooded the engine or not but i removed the glow plug and turned the car upsidedown but no fuel came out
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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i tried that i even tried using a brand new one

the engine is a brand new GX-21 w/ pull starter

i tried priming it

putting some fuel in the carb

glow igniter is charged

i have a reliable power source

theres fuel in the line

i tried loosening the glow plug

it wont start



im not sure if i flooded the engine or not but i removed the glow plug and turned the car upsidedown but no fuel came out


the engine wont start!!????
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:03 PM   #6
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is it even trying to turn over or is it not doing anything?

does the flywheel move when you pull the cord? could be the one way bearing in the pullstart slipping or not installed.

are their any blockages in the fuel line or exaust system?

take plug out and attach you glow ignighter to make its not defective. glow ignighter could be defective.

check lines for air leaks. check to see if fuel lines are routed correctly.

you may want to remove your engine and dissasembe and reassemble it they are simple to do and then you know it's right.

you may want to check the clutch also.

tough question. good luck.
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:09 PM   #7
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ic but i just got it 1 day ago and this is my first time trying to start it

when i pull the cord nothing happens but i hear a psst sound coming out

the only problems ic on ur list is one way bearing

clutch

or the engine




like i said i just got it 1 day ago


waaaa!!!!
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check to see if the main needle is tighened all the way. It happened to me once, fuel in line, pullstart was working, flywheel moving, fresh glow plug, charged glow plug ignitor but it didn't start. Then i found out that the main needle was closed all the way, so I screwed it out to standard setting and the engine started on the first pull.
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wen i pulled the pull starter the fly wheel turns for bout 1 inch of chord then i hear a metaly cling sound


is this normal?

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wen i pulled the pull starter the fly wheel turns for bout 1 inch of chord then i hear a metaly cling sound while 5 more inch of chord just flys out


is this normal?

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Make sure the carb is working correctly. Take the air filter off and make sure that the throttle needle isn't closed off (use the idle screw to adjust that). Reset the needles to the recommended factory settings, and make sure the high and low speed needles are tight.
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wut do u mean closed off?

lik the needle is in the this thing making a line straight through?

if it is at neutral its closed off

but there is a little crack for the whole thing wen in neutral

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prime it more then u usually would, almost to the point of flooding it, then try to start it
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GReddy - That sounds right from your description..but I'd turn the idle up more to help you start it.

Don't prime the engine to the point of almost flooding it. You'll more than likely foul the plug and hydro-lock the engine. Two-stroke engines start easier when they're a little on the lean side than anything.
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YES!! it works i went to RC tech and they said the high speed needle was open way to much or somethin so yea
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