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Discussion in 'RC Onroad Forum' started by alisar70, May 9, 2004.

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  1. alisar70

    alisar70 Member

    Description of Problem Cause of Problem Solution of Problem
    Engine will not start Out of fuel Fill tank with fuel
    Wrong type or poor quality fuel Replace fuel
    Carburetor not primed Prime carburetor
    Glow heater not charged Charge glow heater
    Bad glow plug Replace glow plug
    Engine flooded See Flooding
    Engine too hot Allow engine to cool
    Carburetor set incorrectly Readjust carburetor
    Blocked exhaust Clean or remove debris from exhaust system
    Air filter clogged Remove and clean air filter
    Starter will not retract Broken spring Replace recoil assembly
    Starter hard to pull Engine is flooded See flooding
    Engine is seized or locked up Take engine apart
    Engine starts then stalls Idle set to low Increase idle speed
    Bad glow plug Replace with new
    Low-speed mixture too "rich" "Lean" low-speed mixture
    Low fuel tank pressure Check for blockage in fuel pressure line.
    Engine overheated Allow engine to cool down
    Engine sluggish or poor performance High-speed mixture set to "rich" Lean out high-speed mixture
    Leaking glow plug Tighten or replace glow plug
    Bad glow plug Replace glow plug
    Old or dirty fuel Replace with new fuel
    Carburetor dirty or blocked Clean carburetor, check for blockage
    Engine overheating Stop running and richen fuel mixture
    Slipper clutch set too loose Tighten slipper clutch
    Tires not glued/wheel pins fell out Glue tires/replace wheel pins
    Engine over geared Use lower gearing
    Bound up drive train Check drive train, and make it free
    Engine worn out Replace piston/sleeve and check connecting rod
    Engine overheating High-speed mixture to lean Richen high-speed mixture (counter-clockwise)
    Cooling air flow is blocked Cut holes in body to allow air flow
    Nitro content too high Run nitro content between 10-20%
    Fuel not containing correct lubricants Purchase a higher quality fuel
    Excessive load on the engine Check for bound up drive train
    Low-speed mixture too lean Richen low-speed mixture
    For boats only Clogged cooling head Check water cooled head for clogging
    Engine stutters or hesitates High or low-speed mixture too lean Richen high first then low
    Engine overheated Stop engine and let it cool down
    Bad glow plug Replace with new
    Engine stall as soon as you give it gas Bad glow plug Replace with new
    Low-speed mixture too lean Richen low-speed mixture
    High-speed too rich Lean high-speed mixture
    Engine stalls when I let go of throttle Idle set too low Increase idle
    Engine stalls for no apparent reason Bad glow plug Replace with new
    Engine overheated Shut off and let cool down, richen high-speed
    Debris in fuel line Remove and retry
    Poor fuel tank pressure Check hose foe clogging
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