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Old 09-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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i have a nitro evo 3 rs4. when i first start it, its fine until i talk the ignitor out. when i take the ignitor out it turns off. i have to runn it with the plug in. any advice on how to fix that? still running the factory engine. race plug(A3).
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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This is the website support forum, post your thread in the "Nitro On-Road" forum.
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i have a nitro evo 3 rs4. when i first start it, its fine until i talk the ignitor out. when i take the ignitor out it turns off. i have to runn it with the plug in. any advice on how to fix that? still running the factory engine. race plug(A3).
Get a brand new plug
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #4
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Fresh battery or charge up the igniter. Im sure the GP is alright. Ck igniter with a GP. Should have a bright yellow glow. dull orange, needs a FRESH BATTERY of charge up the igniter.
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Fresh battery or charge up the igniter. Im sure the GP is alright. Ck igniter with a GP. Should have a bright yellow glow. dull orange, needs a FRESH BATTERY of charge up the igniter.
If it was the battery, the car wouldn't start at all.

After taking off the igniter, if it shuts down it is because the glow plug is faulty and can't sustain the ignition on its own and needs the igniter.
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If it was the battery, the car wouldn't start at all.

After taking off the igniter, if it shuts down it is because the glow plug is faulty and can't sustain the ignition on its own and needs the igniter.
Its just hot enough too keep running. It startes up with the igniter on, tells me that it still glow a bit. Filament could be ok. Charge up the rechargeable igniter 6 hours. Stated on earlier post, bright yellow glow of the GP is wanted. If not go to the new GP. Look at it by steps, not by just shotgunning by replacing the GP.
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Its just hot enough too keep running. It startes up with the igniter on, tells me that it still glow a bit. Filament could be ok. Charge up the rechargeable igniter 6 hours. Stated on earlier post, bright yellow glow of the GP is wanted. If not go to the new GP. Look at it by steps, not by just shotgunning by replacing the GP.
He can charge it up to 24 hours. He can start it using a flame thrower, but if the glowplug is no good, it won't stay on.

Once the engine is started, the glow plug carries on, no matter how hot it previously was or how "bright" you see it.

Don't waste his time by telling him to charge his igniter and not get a new glow plug.
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This is just a well known problem with a bad glowplug as the cause of it, nothing else. I can not imagine that there are drivers who never had experienced it.

With this I hope it is clear that a glowing wire is no indication of a good functional glowplug.
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Bottom end could be too rich, causing the excess fuel to "put out" the plug?
Otherwise the bad plug idea could be the culprit.
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if its the plug then take it out and examine it and if its off colored its probly bad
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