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    Engine won't start

    I had gotten an exceed nitro truck for my birthday, which was two days ago. I got it to start, but I was really stupid and I didn't turn on the transmitter or receiver, so the thing just went full throttle without me ever breaking it in. Did I just wreck the engine, it sounds like it is turning over, but it won't run. I tested all the controls and they all work, the steering and the throttle, just not the engine.

    I had charged the glow plug igniter, but the glow plug didn't get hot. Is it the glow plug or the igniter itself? I am extremely new to nitro so any help you have would be great

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    RE: Engine won't start

    It's most likely the glow plug. I doubt you did any real engine damage, depending on how long it ran. Get a new glow plug, make sure it glows, then install it and have fun.




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    RE: Engine won't start



    The reason it went full speed is probably because you knocked the carb open (easy to do with those rotorary carb arms). Having the rx/tx turned off should not have opened it up.

    Make sure that it is closed up before starting. Also, I agree - try a new glow plug.

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