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Old 03-03-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Questions?? Engine troubles

Today when I tried to start my engine It wouldnt go. The one thing I noticed is that it doesnt make the pop pop pop sound or spin the flywheel when I turnover the engine with my roto starter. But when I take the glowplug out and then turn over the engine it does go pop pop pop and spins the flywheel. Is this the reason that its not starting? If so how do I fix it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Your one way bearing is slipping. Replace it and you will be good to go.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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a lot of times, you can just clean the one way, and it will be fine for a little while
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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I am new to this hobby. Where do I find the one way bearing?
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Where you stick your rotostart rod, there should be 4 screws holding on that backing plate. Take those out and you should unveil the one way bearing. It is right behind where your starter shaft goes in.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:39 AM   #6
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Yup sounds like a One wear bearing. Usually when its first starts slipping you can get away with just cleaning it with some nitro cleaner spray and putting it back in and you good to go. If it's actually missing some rollers then you will need a new one.

Do you mind me asking what vehicle you have so I can help you out more. If I knew I could get you the part number of the one way bearing if you actually need a new one. Or how to get at the one way bearing on your motor. On most cases you just take off the backplate for the rotostart on the motor. Should be about 4 screws or so.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
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I dont know whether you've heard of it but I have a HSP savagery and its a 1/8 scale. I think you just take the four skrews out to get to it like you said. I will try cleaning it. Below is a pic of my car.
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