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Old 08-02-2017, 07:59 AM
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Hi I am new to these forums, and to Nitro trucks i have acquired an HPI Racing Savage 25 the owner had put a piston and sleeve in it ran it awhile then put it up for 8 years. here is my problem the pull string breaks after 5 to 10 pulls.the motor is free it spins over no problem. i even put a new pull start on it and again it broke after just a few pulls. i really like this old vintage truck and want to make it work again. any ideas as to why the pull start breaks. if this is posted in the wrong place please direct me to the correct one.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:12 AM
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Hi I am new to these forums, and to Nitro trucks i have acquired an HPI Racing Savage 25 the owner had put a piston and sleeve in it ran it awhile then put it up for 8 years. here is my problem the pull string breaks after 5 to 10 pulls.the motor is free it spins over no problem. i even put a new pull start on it and again it broke after just a few pulls. i really like this old vintage truck and want to make it work again. any ideas as to why the pull start breaks. if this is posted in the wrong place please direct me to the correct one.
It could be getting yanked too far. When I had nitro I wouldn't pull it far enough to lock the pull start. Short, quick pulls.
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Heating the engine up will help, engine heater or a heat gun. As stated above don't pull it out all the way, just 6 inches or so.
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Arrow Tiger Drive

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You could buy a roto-start system & not have to worry about pulling the starter string out too far. Here's a link to Tiger Drive that might help. I'm guessing you need the 6mm. I believe it's the 1st one listed.
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As others have mentioned, just use short quick pulls when you are trying to start. Might also check to see if the backplate has an edge or a point where the starter cord is rubbing against or catching.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:36 AM
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Thank you very Much i will look into Roto starter
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