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Old Apr 10, 2015, 04:38 AM
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My feeling is that changes are you are suggesting are not worth to be done on a 90$ model. And not just for economical reason: the risk of failing anyway would be high, according to my own rating. If you have money to invest, buy a reliable 1/10 nitro model. If not, the in try second hand.. If neither this fits your budget... try going brushless or changing hobby :-)
P.S. I don't fully understand your bearing solution. What is faulty in the original pullstarter is either one way bearing or mechanical tolerance of the pin that goes inside the bearing (or both...).
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 06:54 AM
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I agree with Tom that buying a new engine is not the answer. The new engine is likely to have the same pull start issues. The only sure fire solution is to buy a starter box and cut a slot in the chassis for bump starting. There are starter boxes for around $30 -$40. Picco engines have the OWB outside of the crankcase, but they are too expensive for this little buggy. That's the real problem, the internal OWB is getting lubricated by the fuel mixture.

I am going to try the bearings on the starter shaft soon since it is an inexpensive method. I may get time to do it this weekend.

**Tried it...it didn't work...
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Old Apr 16, 2015, 02:34 AM
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oh i didn't realise this went on to a 3rd page.. yes i'll most likely go with the 1/10 toxic nitro, would really loved to have gotten a 1/16 nitro but looks like i dont have a choice.

btw i already have a couple of brushless, i just want to try nitro for the fun of it
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Old Nov 09, 2015, 05:15 PM
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Hello! I just got my buggy today (please excuse the resurrection) and was wondering where I can find factory needle settings? I fussed around with mine and it won't turn on. Is the single aaa cell battery glow plug ignitor not powerful enough to make the glow plug ignite?
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Old Nov 10, 2015, 04:42 PM
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Hello! I just got my buggy today (please excuse the resurrection) and was wondering where I can find factory needle settings? I fussed around with mine and it won't turn on. Is the single aaa cell battery glow plug ignitor not powerful enough to make the glow plug ignite?
Functionality of the glow started can be easily checked by taking out the plug and connect the starter: if the filament inside the plug does not become hot to red this means the starter is not ok.
I never measured my settings, although I remember I was able to start the engine for the first time out of the box with the factory settings. Take care that the fuel is pulled from the tank up to the engine after some cord pulls and try putting a drop of fuel inside the carburetor, this helps a lot to start.
Anyway I think to remember someone posted his settings in the HK product discussion long time ago... look for old posts there.
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