Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road
Engine problems >

Engine problems

Engine problems

Old 04-18-2008, 08:24 AM
  #1  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 455
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Engine problems

I have had an 1/8 buggy stored for about 8years...just sitting in my rafters in the bacement. I decided to get it down and the engine looked to be locked up. Turns out that the after run oil I put in had turned into goop that locked the engine tight. I removed the back cover and cleaned it out with brakekleen and carb cleaner, the engine turns fine now.

After a new glow plug the engine fires right up and idles great, works great till you get to about 1/4 throttle then it will die. Does not matter if there is a load on the engine or not. I did not clean the carb on the engine at all.

Any Ideas?
cherokee is offline  
Old 04-18-2008, 10:43 AM
  #2  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (7)
 
Vigilante212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Menasha WI
Posts: 747
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I would clean the carb and replace any orings or gaskets on it. Also clean out the needle jets I bet they are all gummed up.

Fresh fuel also incase you tried using old stuff.

Last edited by Vigilante212; 04-18-2008 at 03:14 PM.
Vigilante212 is offline  
Old 04-18-2008, 11:24 AM
  #3  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (59)
 
blktransam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: IOWA
Posts: 4,267
Trader Rating: 59 (100%+)
Default

make sure the air filter is clean and oiled. replace all the old fuel tubing make sure the fuel tank is as clean as new.... and of course disasemble the carb and replace and worn o rings
blktransam is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.