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    Can't start T-Maxx...is it the glow plug?

    I just bought my T-Maxx last night. At the end of the first tank, I switched the power off on the truck but it continued to run. Confused I let it run for about a minute before I pinched the fuel line to turn it off. In that one minute, the engine rev'd really high. <-- is that bad?

    I let the engine cool off for about 20 minutes, filled it up with gas and proceeded to start my 2nd tank break-in. This time I couldn't get it to start. I adjusted the high speed needle in hopes that it would help, but to no avail.

    Then I thought maybe I flooded then engine, so I removed the blue wire from the glow plug, removed the glow plug, turned it upside down, and used the easy start to clean it out. Plugged it all back in, and tried again. Still nothing.

    I get pretty much just a little rumble, and then it stops. What do you guys think? I'm going to the hobby shop today, so either way I will get an answer....hopefully.

    Thanks!
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    Hi,

    I think the low end needle was set too lean and that's why it won't start and that's why it revved really fast in that 1 minute of running. So richen it up a little. Also, if after this it doesn't start, then it could be your plug because all that revving on lean could have damaged/blown the plug.

    Hope this helps,

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    Hey Glen,

    Thanks for they reply. I tried to "richen" it up. By that you mean to turn it 1/4 counter clockwise till it runs right? That didn't work. I think it's the glow plug but I'm gonna check the fuel line to make sure it's not clogged. Btw, I haven't tried priming the engine yet, so who knows, that might work too.

    Thanks again!

    By the way^2, what is the proper way to turn off your truck?
    Pinch fuel line then power
    Finger over the exhaust then the power?

    How the heck are you guys pinching the fuel line with the body on it?
    Last edited by brianskurka; 12-12-2002 at 03:45 PM.
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    i am not tryig to be rude here.but the traxxas manual says do not readjust your carb it's factory set for break-in......if i was you rest carb to facotry settings then finish break in.....

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    hey,


    im still kinda new with the t-maxx since its my first nitro r/c! the best way to turn the engine off,is to pinch the fuel line that is connected to your carb.NEVER turn the power off to the truck or remote when it is running,or u will get a run away truck,(THATS BAD)always pinch the fuel line to turn it off to get the fuel out of the left over fuel out of the carb.i had it broke in fr me cause the first time i ran mine it revved up really high and went under my boat(OH ).but when u pinch the fuel line it should idle up for about 2-3 secs,and 5 secs at the most,if it runs longer then 3 secs or so,u need to adjust your needles then retest!
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    oh yeah!


    the way i pinch the fuel line with the body on , i cut the whole where the head comes out,i made it bigger on the left side of it,where the the fuel line to the carb is,and i pinch the fuel line with needle nose pliers,that dont have grooves to grip stuff,so it wont damage the fuel line!i guess any needle nose pliers will work,just make sure u pinch it where the yellow line protecter is!
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    Originally posted by graphite07
    i am not tryig to be rude here.but the traxxas manual says do not readjust your carb it's factory set for break-in......if i was you rest carb to facotry settings then finish break in.....
    No offense taken. It just seems at every hobby shop that I go to, everyone is a "T-Maxx Specialist" and knows better than the manual.


    From here on out, I'm sticking with the book.
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    Originally posted by =MATT16=
    hey,


    im still kinda new with the t-maxx since its my first nitro r/c! the best way to turn the engine off,is to pinch the fuel line that is connected to your carb.NEVER turn the power off to the truck or remote when it is running,or u will get a run away truck,(THATS BAD)always pinch the fuel line to turn it off to get the fuel out of the left over fuel out of the carb.i had it broke in fr me cause the first time i ran mine it revved up really high and went under my boat(OH ).but when u pinch the fuel line it should idle up for about 2-3 secs,and 5 secs at the most,if it runs longer then 3 secs or so,u need to adjust your needles then retest!

    oh yeah!


    the way i pinch the fuel line with the body on , i cut the whole where the head comes out,i made it bigger on the left side of it,where the the fuel line to the carb is,and i pinch the fuel line with needle nose pliers,that dont have grooves to grip stuff,so it wont damage the fuel line!i guess any needle nose pliers will work,just make sure u pinch it where the yellow line protecter is!
    Thanks man. I think I'm gonna have to make the hole on the bed of the truck just a bit bigger so I can pinch the fuel line too. Needle nose pliers....why didn't I think of that!
    Last edited by brianskurka; 12-13-2002 at 09:12 AM.
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    Oh yeah! It was the glow plug. I finished breakin in the truck last night. Wow, even at half throttle, it's hauling. .
    Last edited by JohnnyRingo; 12-13-2002 at 04:35 PM.
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    Well, Traxxas do say that that engine does haul.

    Glad you got the problem sorted out.

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    You buned out your glow plug it hapens a lot when who are bracking them in

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    You buned out your glow plug it hapens a lot when who are bracking them in

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