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Old 08-27-2009, 06:26 PM
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I bought lucky 7. and my engine is fully broken in. I broke it down and inspected it and cleaned it. Now i am going to reassemble. I know to seal it at the carb neck, back plate, and fuel nipple. Question is, do i put it on the neck, plate, nipple then insert it? Or put a bead around it after i insert it?


Oh, i have a small crack on my carb neck Cant really feel it. and the motor has not expierienced a air leak, it is still perfectly round. I only put it finger tight like i am supposed to do and gave it less than a half turn more like the directions said

how bad does that sound? do i need another carb body? It runs great and i have not even sealed it yet. damn just DAMN! That thing is fricken touchy.
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Question is, do i put it on the neck, plate, nipple then insert it?
That's what I did
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well, the directions said i don't have to disassemble the motor. So my internals were all laying out, so i went ahead and put it back together. It will still work if i seal it on the outside right?

anything to say on the crack? anybody have that happen to them before?
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well, the directions said i don't have to disassemble the motor. So my internals were all laying out, so i went ahead and put it back together. It will still work if i seal it on the outside right?

anything to say on the crack? anybody have that happen to them before?
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just seal the base of the carb and run it
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It depends who you ask.
Some say put it on the O-ring and then assemble your motor.

Some say to leave your motor assembled and just put it into the cracks.

JPalessi seals motors the second way, and I trust what that guy says.
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well i went ahead and pulled that carb and backplate out and sealed it that way. Only i did not clean it with nitro spray. Should i redo it?

never heard of a zip tie on the carb boot.

how hard is it to get that stuff off
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I would re do it.

I would zip tie the carb boot if it starts running weird all of a sudden.
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I would re do it.

I would zip tie the carb boot if it starts running weird all of a sudden.
re did it. Why would it start running weird? And why not zip tie the boot now? Is it bad for it?
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anybody ever had a crack on the carb sleeve before? It;s not bad or leaking, just want to know that every thing is ok.
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dreaux dreaux dreaux......

If there is a leak, you need to fix it. No if's and's or but's. If you dont, you will have an air leak. I would need to see a picture, but I would seal it up with RTV sealent if the part of the body doesnt come in contact with nitro fuel because rtv is not nitroproff.
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If the motor runs good and then you can't get a tune on it, then you have developed an air leak. With O.S. the carb boots leak. I just like to do it until necessary to be able to give feedback on how a motor will do right out of the box.

I ran a O.S. .30 and never cracked the thermal insulator, and I tightened the heck out of that sucker. Remember your tightening a little screw on a toy not the lugs on your car.
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