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Jun 22, 2006, 08:02 AM
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Why wont my car start?


I own a Kyosho McLaren BMW F-1 GTR model petrol car. I have recently had it started and was using it for around 2 hours. Then the next day after i charge my Glow start, filled the tank with fuel and tried to start it i have found out that it wont.

It will although start after you have pulled the pull start like 50 times. I have checked teh engine to see if it was flooded but it doesnt seem to be. I have also checked wether it was the glow start not wowking properly and again it doesnt seem to be that.

Anyone got any ideas on what is the problem and how i can sort it?

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Jun 22, 2006, 10:02 AM
jimi hendrix
put your finger over the car ore exhaust and pull 5-10 tilms till u see feul go in do the engine (ore press primer button ig you have one on ur tank) then try and start it
Jun 22, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Nope it sitll wont start.

Do you think cleaning out the engone will work?
Jun 22, 2006, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rateit05
Nope it sitll wont start.

Do you think cleaning out the engone will work?

If it will start eventually,it will most likely be the carb settings or fuel line.
Can you see any air bubbles in the line?
How old is the glow plug?
If you have a spare,try it.

First step should be to reset all carb needles to factory settings. You can usually find this info on the manufacturers site.
Jun 23, 2006, 12:28 PM
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Can you see any air bubbles in the line? Yes but the fuel is going through the line as i have double checked it.

How old is the glow plug? Not really sure, but i know it has rarly been used.
Jun 23, 2006, 07:05 PM
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air in the line will cause serious starting probs.
It will make the motor run way too lean.

I just went through the exact same thing...had air bubbles in the line,wouldn't start unless I pulled it 30+ times,and when it did,was idling high and dying contantly.

Fixed the fuel line and she's runnin like a champ!
I'd also replace the glow plug...they are cheap.
Jun 23, 2006, 07:12 PM
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the glow plus doesnt seem to be the problem though, as it stil lights up when you attach it to the glow plug.

Anyway how do you suggest to get rid of the air bubbles in the fuel line?
Jun 23, 2006, 09:48 PM
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make sure that the fuel line is good-if not sure,you can buy tubing from any hardware store(usually in the plumbing section) or your LHS.

Then,zip tie all connections nice and snug.
Are you using an inline filter? If not,you should.

If you still have probs after getting rid of the bubbles,you should take the carb apart and clean it with nitro wash(don't forget your needle settings).
Jun 24, 2006, 06:46 AM
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are you giving the car an throttle when you are trying to start it? i find giving it a little bit of throttle makes all the difference.
Jun 24, 2006, 06:57 AM
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i have tried giving it throttle but that does seem to work. I think i will take it back to the shop where i got it from and see what they have to say about the problem. Then if they know exactly what is is then in the future if it happends againi should know what to do.

Anyway thanks for the help guys, really appreciated

Jun 24, 2006, 09:35 AM
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Turns out the problem was that i had to tighten some screws.

Anyone know what screws?
Apr 09, 2008, 02:04 AM
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ya i know. you should try the high speed needle. its the one where the fuel line is entering to the carb. you should probably try replacing your glow plug. even though it still glows it may need to be replaced. if it is dim replace it. but if it glows bright orange than thats not the prob. well hope i helped!
Oct 25, 2008, 03:49 PM
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hi people my names dave im 15 and you lot have more experience with these nitro cars than me i bought this car off my mate and i cant get it to start i have a purple glow plug and a red glow plug i have alot ov nitro with it and i cant get it to start...
ive tryed putting my hand over the exhaust ive tryed tweeking the screw ive pumped fuel into the engine ive done loads and i dont know how to check the glow plugs and i dont know what to do any sugestions??????? other than take it back to my mate because if seen it running loads of times before
Oct 25, 2008, 03:54 PM
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does anyone know how long i need to charge my glow plug for max???
Dec 28, 2012, 02:31 PM
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No start

Hey im new to this hobby and i just got my first nitro car it was running fine the day i did the break in and stuff and the day after it was fine also but yesterday mornin i ran a tank through it then about an hour later when i tried to run it it wouldnt start i checked the glow plug and even put a brand new one in and my glow plug igniter was charged the carb has a one mm gap and i thought it was to lean so i reset the carb to factory settings and it wouldnt start on factory settings either i did everything right but then today i tried it and it started i ran a tank through it then the same thing happened an hour later it would not start again i have been running 20% nitro through this engine its a vx .18 engine and the manual said to run 20 % nitro do you have any suggestions

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