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Old 01-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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I just got my new 3.3 engine from traxxas. When I tighten the flywheel down it seems like I'm locking the entire motor. The piston is very hard to move up and down and the ez start wont spin the engine but when I take off the flywheel everything moves freely...PLEASE HELP AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG OR FORGETING TO ADD SOMETHING?
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I just got my new 3.3 engine from traxxas. When I tighten the flywheel down it seems like I'm locking the entire motor. The piston is very hard to move up and down and the ez start wont spin the engine but when I take off the flywheel everything moves freely...PLEASE HELP AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG OR FORGETING TO ADD SOMETHING?
Look for rub marks from the flywheel rubbing your motor, if so....you will need to add a washer behind your collet...
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Do I add. Washer behind the flywheel or the nut that tightens the flywheel?
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Do I add. Washer behind the flywheel or the nut that tightens the flywheel?
Behind the flywheel.....under the collet.

You need to space the entire flywheel assembly away from the engine case. By putting the washer under the collet, the flywheel will not be so close to the engine.
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Do I add. Washer behind the flywheel or the nut that tightens the flywheel?
If the motor is...bran-new it will be very tight. But your saying that you can turn it over fine...till you put the flywheel on? So, if that is case and not a tight motor, then your flywheel is rubbing your motor case around the sides.
That mean's you need to move the flywheel out more from the motor.
You should have a cone shaped piece of brass, then your flywheel, then your nut?.....if so, put the washer on first, then your brass cone-shaped thingy, then your flywheel and atlast your nut.
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@kaptain I think your right.. There should be a brass cone piece that goes on first and there isn't. I must have dropped it of misplaced it..is there anything else that I can substitute that brass piece for?
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@kaptain I think your right.. There should be a brass cone piece that goes on first and there isn't. I must have dropped it of misplaced it..is there anything else that I can substitute that brass piece for?
No sorry, they are made for that motor and flywheel. Hobby shop near by? If so, take your motor, flywheel and nut. They should be able to fix you up.
Any body that races near you could help you out also, they might have to grind or shim one to fit. Call Traxxas....im sure they would gladly send you one if you tell them your sad story
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