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Old 04-17-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
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I just installed a collari engine on my team associated kit. It is not a pull-start motor. I get it on the starter box and insert the glow plug..it whines as long as i am holding it so the flywheel is hitting the starter wheel. It just does not seem to be getting any fuel. I bought a thicker fuel line. It appears to be the same diameter as the other (just thicker tubing). Could this be it or should I look for other solutions?
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Check the fuel needle, srew the needle until it stops and then unscrew it 3 turns.

Check your glow starter too it might be the problem.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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i replaced the plug and I checked to make sure it lit up (the starter). I screwed the needle all the way out and tried and tried screwing it all the way in and then moving it out 4 times and no go...could it be a bad engine?
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It seems like I get the flywheel to go to the right three-four times and it
then it gets stiff. then go the other way and it gets stifff.....this is normal operation for the piston sleeve?
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put your finger over the pipe stinger and try to start it. you may need to open the high end needle some more.

remove the plug and see if you get fuel coming out of the plug hole while trying to turn it over on the starter box. be careful of fuel spray and keep your eyes protected w/ saftey glasses. once you get fuel spray coming out the plug hole, install the plug and fire it up!
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You could try to pre-heat the engine with a heat gun before you try to start it.
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It seems like I get the flywheel to go to the right three-four times and it
then it gets stiff. then go the other way and it gets stifff.....this is normal operation for the piston sleeve?
Yes that's normal for a new engine. Like mentioned above, heat the engine up a bit with a heatgun, then try to start it up. also, take a look at the carb itself, to see if it is about 1 mm open when no throttle applied.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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i appreciate it fellas....I will do that.....the carb is at 1 mm.....I will try removing the plug and doing that at lunch...forgot about priming the stinger...... I am a noobie....but even that I should have tried...just worried about trashing a new 230 dollar engine
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:20 PM   #8
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i dideverything you guys said. it seems like all i am getting is air bubbles in the tank.
any ideas?
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do you have your presure tube from your pipe going to the lid and your other tube going to the carb? from what you said it sounds like these are on wrong
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yes...the line from the lid goes to the pipe...the other goes from the center of the gas tank to the carb.
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Has to be your glow-igniter....prime it until you hear the rpms increase. Then apply glow-igniter. Also re-check if the plug is turning red.

Do you have a rechargable or replacable battery , put in a new one or charge it as much as possible and basically use it immediatly after you unplug it from the charger.
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Make sure the flywheel on your starter box is turning the right way.
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Make sure the flywheel on your starter box is turning the right way.
very true but even so the engine should rev, unless the throttle is on in which the car will never start. Are you absolutely sure that fuel is going into the carb, and onto the piston. Try blowing the fuel to the carb and try to flood the engine, because then at least you know your getting fuel in there.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:29 AM   #14
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which way should the flywheel go counter clockwise?
I still dont think fuel is getting to the piston....i will try today at lunch
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