SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Dec 22, 2003, 09:53 PM
MICRO Power KING!
rcwyant's Avatar
TAMPA, FL
Joined Dec 2002
290 Posts
HPI Nitro RS4 3 KIT SS engine issues

I some how have pulled the pull cord too far, and not it will not retract back into the housing!

Any tips on how to fix it? Also, and good tips on breaking a new engine in would be great..i am having a hard time getting it started.

Thank you
rcwyant is offline Find More Posts by rcwyant
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 23, 2003, 12:46 AM
Registered User
Joined Nov 2003
41 Posts
well you are gonna have to take the pull start housing off the back of the engine and get loose what is stuck. As far as starting goes try to prime the engine and then pull the starter a couple of times befoe attaching the glow driver. Hope this helps you out.
Bruzer is offline Find More Posts by Bruzer
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2003, 09:42 AM
MICRO Power KING!
rcwyant's Avatar
TAMPA, FL
Joined Dec 2002
290 Posts
Great...thank you. I will look at the pull system....I am thinking about using a bump starter box instead...so we will see.
rcwyant is offline Find More Posts by rcwyant
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2003, 02:24 PM
Registered User
Wisconsin
Joined Nov 2003
141 Posts
bump start is definately the way to go. Also, when breaking in the engine, if this is your first time, definately take your time, because a well broken in engine will last you much longer and run much better. If there is really tight compression in the engine when you are first breaking it in, try to take a heat gun or a hair dryer on the outside of the engine to heat it up, ive found that to help getting it started for the first time. Second, when breaking it in, dont be affraid to run too rich. When i broke in my o.s. engine, i kept the glow starter on the whole time so it wouldnt choke out because it was so rich, and just let it idle on a box so the wheels didnt touch the ground. I did that the first few times breaking it in, and then i set it against a wall, and let it idle with the wheels on the ground for two tanks. Then the fifth time, i let it just idle around on a flat surface, not giving it any gas at all. about the sixth tank, i reved it very little on a box, then set it on the ground, and let it idle around on a flat surface just reving it just a little bit, maybe quarter throttle, and just a quick rev. Around the 7th or 8th run is when i actually started to lean it out to my actual settings, but still running it pretty rich. once i had it set, then i actually started to give it gas, and by the tenth run i gave it full throttle. Better to take your time and do it right, rather than be in a hurry, and screw up your engine.
miller_87 is offline Find More Posts by miller_87
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2003, 02:03 AM
Registered User
Illinois
Joined Dec 2003
1 Posts
If you want to see a nice HPI car IM me and il send you pics!!
My AIM is QVX
Heelix is offline Find More Posts by Heelix
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale Nitro RS4 3 18 SS RTR MiNiFlIgHt Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W) 1 Apr 25, 2006 11:11 PM
HPI Nitro RS4 3 Evo newbie tuning. BIGPhutte Nitro and Glow Power Cars 2 Sep 17, 2004 11:03 PM