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Old 04-06-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
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hi guys went out on my car yesterday and i primed my .21 novarossi engine and it started no glowstarter near the engine! I SHIT MYSELF!! has this happened to you? quite funy really!
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its happened twice to me both time its was a fairly hot day and it scared the shit out of me
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So what, the fuel was that hot it was able to ignite itself? That's pretty freaky!!!
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thats happaned to me once when i restarted it........very spooky!
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thats happaned to me once when i restarted it........very spooky!
better call Agents Mulder and Scully NOW!!
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:37 PM   #6
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it happened to me just yesterday when i had finished broken in my new RB Rody 5 port...that was freaking scary as nobody on the track but just me alone...
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it happened to me just yesterday when i had finished broken in my new RB Rody 5 port...that was freaking scary as nobody on the track but just me alone...
Ghosts!! j/k.


Diesel engines don't need spark plugs or anything like that, so I guess a similar thing could happen on a nitro car.

Oh yeah, I've had that happen too, but I thought that I did have a glow ignitor on so I didn't think about it at the time. Until the next time I fired my engine up, I realized my glow ignitor was still at the bottom of my pit box.
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the weird thing was it was the first time i started it that day plus it was freezing cold outside!
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Diesel engines dont need a spark becaue the compression is SO much greater than gasoline engines. I resatrted my engines before without a glow heater right after they stall. That was becuase the plug was still hot. But as for as starting it otherwise with out the glow heater...no way. BTW, that x-files red head chick looks rather nice ....oh la la.
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Diesel engines dont need a spark becaue the compression is SO much greater than gasoline engines. I resatrted my engines before without a glow heater right after they stall. That was becuase the plug was still hot. But as for as starting it otherwise with out the glow heater...no way. BTW, that x-files red head chick looks rather nice ....oh la la.
yeah I think some of you guys need to try going outside when you start your engines. Or at least open the windows
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Diesel engines dont need a spark becaue the compression is SO much greater than gasoline engines. I resatrted my engines before without a glow heater right after they stall. That was becuase the plug was still hot. But as for as starting it otherwise with out the glow heater...no way. BTW, that x-files red head chick looks rather nice ....oh la la.
ur correct but you forgot to mention one thing

diesel engines dont have spark plugs b/c the fuel is injected into the cylinder where the spark plug would be
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Diesel engines start using a glow plug as well!
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o yeah for got about that, but i kno the fuel is injected right beside the plug, and some diesel engines are called "turbo" because the air in spun before it enters the cylinder, why cant r/c engine manufacturs do that
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o yeah for got about that, but i kno the fuel is injected right beside the plug, and some diesel engines are called "turbo" because the air in spun before it enters the cylinder, why cant r/c engine manufacturs do that
They don't because 1. it would make the kits cost so much more, 2. I'm not sure that with the scale of an R/C car, intakes and stuff like that would really be of any use with regards to how small they would have to be, and 3. it's just more weight to have to race with.

Besides, if you think about it, who needs turboed air intake with an R/C car? We already can buy turbo heads and mod the engines. Heck when you scale it we already go lightening fast. 1/10 scale going 50-70 mph and 1 full size car that usually will engage the governor at a little over 110 mph.
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not an acctual "turbo" more like stationary fins and the carb, opening like that tornado thing they sell for real cars
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