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Old 02-24-2009, 04:50 AM
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Hey guys 2days ago i bought a t-maxx 2.5 i been working on it just the basics. Clean and broke down the motor and carb. Also changed air filter and added a fuel filter re did the shocks as well. Hopefully tomorrow we will fire her up and see whats shes about. This is my first nitro car so im excited!
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:03 PM
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Hey guys 2days ago i bought a t-maxx 2.5 i been working on it just the basics. Clean and broke down the motor and carb. Also changed air filter and added a fuel filter re did the shocks as well. Hopefully tomorrow we will fire her up and see whats shes about. This is my first nitro car so im excited!
kool! good luck with it! i remember when i got my first truck......
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:06 PM
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Remember mine 6 yrs ago now I have 4 nitro 3 electric.
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If you need any help ask me im pretty much a t-maxx expert!
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My first nitro was a Kyosho USA-1 Nitro Crusher, still in good working order. You're smart to clean up the carb, make sure you get the needle seat clean. Every once in a while you can get something in there or break off the needle by tightening it to much before readjustment. But 95% of my problems starting an engine over the years were traced back to the glow plug. Either it was burnt out or more often I simply forgot to put a fresh charge on my glow igniter. Your TMaxx may have the onboard igniter, I'm not familiar enough with that truck to know. If it does, I'd clip the wire and invest $20 in a regular glow igniter. Kind of the "keep it simple" theory. I've seen several people get really frustrated only to find out the onboard glow igniter was burnt out. Well, that's just general nitro advice. I'll leave everything else to the guys that know this truck. Have fun.
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The igniter side of the ez starter starts having probs sooner or later - with both of mine, I replaced the wire and used a separate igniter when the igniter side went out. Still use ez starter, just don't use it to light the plug. Get stronger starts this way too.

Hope it starts right up - Tmaxx was my 1st ground vehicle of any kind and was a blast. Have fun!
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If you need any help ask me im pretty much a t-maxx expert!
psssshhhhh ya. right.
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If you need any help ask me im pretty much a t-maxx expert!

i need help!!! lol... well i got the high speed at 4turns / low speed at 1.5 turns and carb looks about the thickness of a credit card. It starts fine then within 4-6mins it starts to act up. it will start increasing gas flow then ill lower the idle and it cuts out =[[[ i dunno what to do im using 20% o'donnell fuel and mc-59 McCoy glow plug. im super lost
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once its warmed up its hard to start i just drank batteries on the ez start good thing i got 3 electric cars..
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once its warmed up its hard to start i just drank batteries on the ez start good thing i got 3 electric cars..

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any other ideas guys?
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any other ideas guys?
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hey guys got truck running !! it was my fuel it was old... i should have known i ride motorcycles... any plastic and old fuel dont mix im running trinity 20% works great 1-2 hits on ez start and ready to go. thanks for the tips
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hey guys got truck running !! it was my fuel it was old... i should have known i ride motorcycles... any plastic and old fuel dont mix im running trinity 20% works great 1-2 hits on ez start and ready to go. thanks for the tips
Yea if it sits for a while it goes real bad and seperates too
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