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Old 02-26-2007, 05:03 PM
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I picked up a used Revo 2.5R and I'm having some issues getting the engine to start. It still has the ez start hooked up and I can get the engine cranking but no luck. Replaced the glow plug, the ezstart lead, and grabbed a glow starter and tried that instead but it won't start. It seems the compression is ok when I turn the flywheel by hand but I am coming from electric and have no other ideas yet.

I'd really like to get this running as I can't run my electric now; any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:52 PM
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I had this same problem when I had my EZ start system and went through everything just like you did!! Believe it or not it was the starting wand itself!! It was never dropped, no scuffs, no bruises and it appeared to be in perfect working order except my truck would not start!! Since you replaced the lead wire and the plug, try to see if the plug will light just resting on the head!! If not I would definitely suspect the wand!!!!! Good luck!!!
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:55 PM
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OOPS, I failed to read that you tried an igniter!! Sorry!! Carb settings is all I can say now!!
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OK, I got it to start for a bit last night but then my receiver pack died so I didn't have a chance to really run it. It didn;t appear that fuel was getting into the engine possibly due to sitting idel for a long time. I forced it through by blowing through the exhaust pressure line and making sure it made it into the cylinder. Now it will run while the glow ignitor is on but dies out after removing. I can't remember what adjustment is needed now for that problem.
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When you have that gel in your fuel lines it is best to blow it out of the system not into your carb. Not sure where you are located, but try warning the engine first with a heat gun or hair dryer first, makes starts much easier.
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Too late on the blowing into the carb unfortunately but we'll see what happens. It's very cold out but I'm leaving it inside before going out so it's room temp. I'm just going to have to wait until I have more time to really get into it.

If the engine dies when removing the glow starter, what is that typically an indicator of? I'm using a brand new OS LC3 plug.
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my 2.5 used to do that all the time, no idea, I would run a lap or 2 with the igniter on to get it all wramed up.
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Got it at least for a few minutes tonight before I had to shut down. Went back to factory settings on high and low needles and got it started and ran it around without the glow igniter. Now I get to retune this weekend and I'm good to go. I also installed the Hitec 5955TG and can't believe how easily it steers. 333oz torque can't be beat.
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YOUR PLUG MAY BE TOO WEAK TO STAY WARM ENOUGH WITHOUT THE IGNITER.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:39 AM
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IF YOU DON'T GET FUEL TO THE CARB WITHOUT FORCING IT THROUGH THE LINE, YOUR LOW NEEDLE IS WAY TOO LEAN.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:42 AM
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I RACED MY REVO FOR OVER A YEAR WITH THE 2.5R MOTOR, AND NOW MY SON RACES THE SAME MOTOR I USED TO RUN.
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TRY DIFFERENT PLUGS TOO. LIKE THE MCCOY BRAND AND RACERS EDGE. THE LC3 IS A GOOD PLUG FOR THE 2.5R, BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO EXPERIMENT WITH HOT AND COLD PLUGS.
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WHAT FUEL ARE YOU USING, AND WHAT NITRO PERCENTAGE, 20% OR 30%?
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IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR IGNITER ON TO WARM UP, YOUR MIXTURE COULD BE TOO RICH ALSO.
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