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Old 12-30-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default What is wrong with my Firestorm??

Still having problems with my Firestorm.. I managed to get it started, then broke my engine in. Drove it around and noticed the brakes hardly worked. Adjusted the brakes along with the idle (to keep the truck still and not roll away). Thus the problems began. It didnt want to start anymore. Well, it would start then die. Found out my idle screw slipped so i fixed that i think. Now it starts, drove it around THEN dies. Looked inside carburetor to check if there was enough opening (1mm?) still doesnt want to stay on. Whats odd is that on my remote the throttle trim is all the way down. If i move to the neutral position on the remote, the truck dies. I have no idea what is wrong. A lot of gas is being shot out of the exhaust (too rich?) but it seems like theres not enough gas pumping through the engine. I dont know if i should mess with the hsn or the lsn as my engine is still fairly new. Meaning i havent really driven it around much, just idling for however long it want to stay on. Please Help
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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If there is gas exiting the exhaust it is running to rich. Tuning is something that is hard at first. Set all your trims to neutral and start by opening the idle needle 1/8 of a turn at a time until you find the happy point where it will idle for a minute without any trim or throttle from you.

Once you get there then you can work with the HSN and LSN. But you got to get the idle set right first.
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