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Old 05-19-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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I JUST GOT A RS4 NITRO EVO3 WITH A 3.0 CC ENGINE AND AFTER I GET IT STARTED IF I GIVE IT TO MUCH GAS IT DIES. IVE REPLACED THE HEAD GASKET. I THOUGHT THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE PROBLEM CAUSE MABEY IT WASENT GETTING ENOUGH GAS BUT IT STILL DOES IT(DIES). COULD IT BE THE GAS, THE GAS I HAVE IS OLD AND I HAVE NOTICED THAT A THICK LIQUID COMES OUT OF THE EXAUST PIPE. IM NEW TO THIS STUFF (RC CARS AND FORUMS AND SUCH). IT DID NOT DIE WHEN I WAS USEING NEWER GAS.BUT LIKE I SAID IM NEW TO THIS . SO ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT THANKS
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Really sounds like your high speed needle is rich which is a good thing go to the nitro off forums and read the breakin bible and then the tuning bible hope it help
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THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THAT IS I LEANED IT OUT A LITTLE ACTULLY TO SEE IF THAT FIXED THE PROBLEM. BUT THAT DIDNT WORK. COULD THE FUEL BE BAD ITS A FEW YEARS OLD
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Fuel goes bad very quickly if not stored and sealed right.
Most guys either use their fuel up, or if it does get old, use it for clean up or just trash it.
If your fuel is that old, then by all means get some fresh fuel.
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COOL THANKS FOR THE HELP IM GOING TO GET SOME REAL SOON
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OK IT SEEMS THAT EVERYTIME I LEAN IT OUT IT WANTS TO DIE WHEN I GIVE IT TOO MUCH GAS (THROTLE) NOW THIS IS OF COURSE WHEN ITS ALREADY MOVING ON THE GROUND. SOMTIMES IT WILL BOG OR SOMETIMES IT WILL BOG OUT COMPLETLY DIEING.COULD I HAVE NOT BROKE IN THE ENGINE ENOUGH? OR IS THERE SOMTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE? I MEAN IT SOUNDS LIKE ITS RUNNING TO RICH BUT I DONT THINK SO CAUSE I PUT LIKE 7 TANKS THOUGH IT WITH OUT THIS PROBLEM. I BROKE IT IN BY RUNNING 2 TANKS THROUGH IT AND ON THE 3RD TANK I DROVE IT ABOUT HALF THROTLE AND GASING IT EVER SO OFTEN. IT WAS A SMALL PARKING LOT SO I NEVER EVEN GOT CLOSE TO HIGH SPEEDS BUT IT WAS FAST,I DONT THINK IT GOT INTO SECOND GEAR.
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If it is boggin down ,richin up the low end a little. Also you never said any thing about the temp of the engine during breakin or while running . Temperature is very important. Its possible that you broke the engine in cold. Thus it is not broke in yet. Re-due the brake-in with good fuel. I don't know what % you are using, but add a little caster oil to your breakin fuel. Go back and read the manufactures instuctions on breakin for the motor. Also check your clutch. Did you use a breakin bench or did you brake the motor in while in the car? Keep at it, we've all been there. Hope this helps.
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No....I think you need to do as GKN0315 suggested and go read these threads:

Break in Bible
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...eak-bible.html

and the Tune-in Bible
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...ing-bible.html

then buy yourself a new bottle of mojo (fuel) and start from there. I don't know why these threads are not on the Nitro On-Road, as well as, the Off-Road

Then put this thread to rest.

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