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Old 05-08-2009, 07:03 PM
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I was running outside and i hit a tree at medium speed (thank god it wasn't wot) well my air filter flew off, it was pretty much idleing after it flew off. So i put down my radio and ran over to the car and covered the hole. Could not have been more then 5 seconds. Is my engine damaged???? Oh and the filter was tie wraped TIGHT!!!!!
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I was running outside and i hit a tree at medium speed (thank god it wasn't wot) well my air filter flew off, it was pretty much idleing after it flew off. So i put down my radio and ran over to the car and covered the hole. Could not have been more then 5 seconds. Is my engine damaged???? Oh and the filter was tie wraped TIGHT!!!!!
No, you should be good as long as it wasn't really dusty.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:07 PM
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You sure are hard on your stuff. Do you race ?
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I was running outside and i hit a tree at medium speed (thank god it wasn't wot) well my air filter flew off, it was pretty much idleing after it flew off. So i put down my radio and ran over to the car and covered the hole. Could not have been more then 5 seconds. Is my engine damaged???? Oh and the filter was tie wraped TIGHT!!!!!
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You sure are hard on your stuff. Do you race ?
will be racing. But no i am not hard on my stuff. The opposite acctually. I am just not very expierienced. i am about to make another thread about another problem i might be having
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will be racing. But no i am not hard on my stuff. The opposite acctually. I am just not very expierienced. i am about to make another thread about another problem i might be having
LMAO dude you have to be the unluckiest guy running r/c.
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yeah if i told you how much i have spent it will make you sick to your stomach. But of course you already know. I get lashing from my girlfreind everyday too.
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Is your name Murphy?
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Is your name Murphy?
the last time i checked i wasn't
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I was just playin. You seem to have such bad "luck". I'm thinkin your motor is fine.
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It should be fine but a word to the wise

NEVER put down your radio
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post
I was running outside and i hit a tree at medium speed (thank god it wasn't wot) well my air filter flew off, it was pretty much idleing after it flew off. So i put down my radio and ran over to the car and covered the hole. Could not have been more then 5 seconds. Is my engine damaged???? Oh and the filter was tie wraped TIGHT!!!!!
I am sure your engine is fine!! A .01 cent zip tie can save you some trouble
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Originally Posted by elcaminosslover View Post
I am sure your engine is fine!! A .01 cent zip tie can save you some trouble
http://www.9thtee.com/zipties.htm

1.2 cents each, actually.
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WOW Dude seriously. Your engine is fine, but you really gotta stop and think about what you are doing wrong. Not so much shocked about the air filter as I am about you hitting a tree LOL! Make sure you use a zip tie, and tighten it down as tight as possible with a set of needle nose pliers! I see too many people that leave their air filter ties loose just so they don't have to put a new one on when they take the filter neck off. Personally I would rather replace a few zip ties, than a $300 engine! The car you have is not meant to be bashed, so STOP bashing it. If you wanted to bash you should have bought a monster truck. And don't tell me you aren't bashing it. If you are hitting trees you are bashing it! LOL
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First it was puddles now trees! LOL man you need to find a nice wide open area with no obsticles in your way to run this thing or it's gonna be busted even before you get to the track!
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ok not tryin to be a smart [email protected]$ how did the air filter fly off if it was zip tied on tight. is it the wrong size for the carb?? or the elbo or what?
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