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Unread 2-17-2009, 5:12 AM   #1
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My TMAXX won't start

Hi im new to the hobby and I just picked up a mint condition tmaxx 2.5 but it won't start. It turns over and over and over, but when I prime it, it turns over for like 2 seconds and then just stops, also all my lights on the e z start go out. I already checked the glow plug its good cuz it brand new. Sometimes it sounds like it wants to start but doesn't. They guy I got it from said he ran like 10 tanks though it and that's it. Someone plz help me I really want to get into this hobby and not give up. Thanks

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Unread 2-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hi im new to the hobby and I just picked up a mint condition tmaxx 2.5 but it won't start. It turns over and over and over, but when I prime it, it turns over for like 2 seconds and then just stops, also all my lights on the e z start go out. I already checked the glow plug its good cuz it brand new. Sometimes it sounds like it wants to start but doesn't. They guy I got it from said he ran like 10 tanks though it and that's it. Someone plz help me I really want to get into this hobby and not give up. Thanks
If he only ran 10 tanks through it, it may just be broke in. Did you adjust your throttle trim up? How much did you prime it? You may have flooded it a little if over primed. Remove the glow plug, turn it up side down and turn it over without the plug in to clear the excess fuel out. You may want to check your idle screw. Take off the air filter, turn the reciever and remote on, hold the brake and look inside the carb. There should be about 1 to 2 mm of space there between the slide and the carb body. To give you an idea of how much space it should be a little thicker then a credit card. You can always adjust your low speed and high speed needles back factory flush settings and readjust from there. You really need an infared thermometer to help you set your carb. Of course if its too cold youll never get it adjust correctly anyway. Also Does yours have the blue wire to the glow plug? If you do I would highly recommend getting a glow plug igniter. My rustler had the blue peice of crap on it and it caused me a lot of headaches! For now thats about all I can think off. Let me know if it helped
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No it didn't work I bought a glow plug ignitor and it didn't work I put the blue wire back on and it work then it died. Now it won't start again.it died as soon as I gave it gas. Help!
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Heh, I have a very similar thread out there. Mine takes FOREVER to start. Once it does start, it’s usually okay for a bit, but then if it dies, it’ll take another hour to start. I suspect a bad carb, or horrible tuning. Frustrating, to say the least! Good luck brother, I’ll watch this thread to see if you come up with something!
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Did you reset the carb?
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How do I reset the carb?
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How do I reset the carb?
Look here. http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60832

This will give you all kinda tips on tuning and reseting. generaly your going to make sure that your low speed screw and High speed needle are at flush. Read the thread and youll see what Im talking about.
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Ok thanks but are any yu guys from wa?
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Look here. http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60832

This will give you all kinda tips on tuning and reseting. generaly your going to make sure that your low speed screw and High speed needle are at flush. Read the thread and youll see what Im talking about.

Super cool thread, thanks!
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my car still won't start I have don all or that and it won't start. but when it dose if I try to acellarate quickley it will shut off. plz help
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while the car tries to start give it some gas if it turns on let it idol 4 a second then give it some gas if that dosent work the wires by the ez start may have come loose push them togher and try to start it
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Had this problem too

i asked a very experienced rc driver about this problem. first use a new glow plug. then completely unscrew the high speed needle. put fuel inside your tank. then cover the exauhst with your finger and use the ezstart. fuel should come out of the hsn hole. this clears out your carburator. put the hsn screw back on set at 4 turns out and start. the engine should start now. if it still doesn't start or doesn't stay on, turn the idle speed screw clock wise until it is reliable.
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yeah...kinda...no.
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it sounds like you're running too rich in the low speed needle, I'd lean it up (Turn low speed needle clockwise) about an 8th turn every time it bogs down.
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it sounds like you're running too rich in the low speed needle, I'd lean it up (Turn low speed needle clockwise) about an 8th turn every time it bogs down.
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