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Old 04-10-2005, 05:39 PM   #16
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can you take more pics, of an overhead view
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #17
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try and replace the fuel hose they might have a leak in them.
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:40 PM   #18
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ok you need to learn alot about the engine how it works and so fourth, read this and try to understand as much as you can:


and the second page shows you a good way to find airleaks:


I hope this at least gives you a bit more of an insight into "how" your engine works, knowing this is the first step as you will know what *should* be happening when something is off, I have found that in most cases working out what is wrong is much much harder than actually fixing it.

as for take apart i just meant remove the engine from the chassis, you dont need to take the gears or anything else off the engine, and do the tests on the pages above to find leaks warning if you take it off you will need to put it back correctly once fixed or you will damage the gears, I am guessing that your engine uses a gear not a belt to turn the rest of the drivetrain, and if so you will have to get the mesh between the gear on the engine and the other right or you will strip these gears in a very short time.

info on setting gear mesh :

this is quite brief, hopefully you will get the idea from this. if you wish to contunue using the car and having fun with it you will need to learn how to fix it, I admit just diving in and pulling it apart is a bad idea, and I think you need more help than what can be given on a forum, I can't really help you much more than this, if you use irc drop by #rc on efnet somebody will help you I guarantee it
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:44 PM   #19
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and as stated the fuel isnt getting to the engine due to a lack of vacuum (airleak) or lack of compression (stuffed engine) I just wanted to add that
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:43 AM   #20
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Hi Emma,

I think when you said the engine rpm went up during your last run, it was whe your fuel tank was about to go empty. If that's tha case, then it's normal. When your fuel is about to finish, the engine will lean out and die.
Otherwise, it may be an air leak.

From whhat I read, you said the fuel is not getting to the engine? Do you still use the clear fuel line? If you are, you can see if there is fuel in it.
If fuel is not getting to the engine, turning the engine over and blocking the exhaust outlet at the same time. If it still doesn't flow to the engine, here are a few things to check.

1) Fuel line connection. Exhaust to fuel tank cap, and fuel tank to engine.

2) Are you turning the engine over in the right direction? Most engines rotate anti-clockwise if you look at the flywheel.

3) Are the fuel lines and nipples clogged?
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need to be tuned...do you know how to do that?also if you take it to your local hobby shop...he will either fix it for you or you might have to throw him 10 bucks.......
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:56 AM   #22
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I think its too lean so when your trying to start it no fuel is going in because the carb is set to accept less fuel.

Turn the high speed needled (the top one) in small 1/8th turns anti clockwise untill the engine starts.

Im pretty sure thats the problem
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