Old 06-27-2018, 06:53 PM
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Questions?? Idle speed too high with OK carburetor opening

Hi everyone, I have an Redcat Earthquake 3.5 which was broken in about 2 years ago and I did not have a chance to play with until now. However, was having trouble starting it after such a long break and I suspect I messed up some needle settings. I haven't touched the high-speed needle, just idle and low-speed. For the idle speed, I removed the air filter and checked the opening, it seems to be around 1mm or smaller. My symptoms are:
1) When I pull the starter, the wheels want to turn as well, so I have to lift it a bit to start. It wasn't happening before, not sure what's changed.
2) Engine starts OK
3) Idle speed is way too high
4) When I hit the brake, engine dies

Please help, thank you.
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