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Old 01-16-2004, 03:35 PM
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I have a TRX 2.5 engin in my Sportmaxx. I am getting a very good trail of blue smoke. Sometimes the Engine would cut off, sometimes it wouldnt, its not overhating at all. The lw-Speed neetle? Could that be it?

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Old 01-16-2004, 03:43 PM
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Default RE: engine shuts off in the middle of a tank of fuel

I HAD THAT PROBLEM ALSO WITH MY SPORT MAXX
I ADJUSTED THE LW SPEED NEEDLE AND IDLED THE ENGINE UP JUST A BIT
IT FIXED MY PROBLEM AND IF THAT DOESNT WORK GO TO TRAXXAS WEBSITE
ASK THEM
THEYRE THE EXPERTS
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would I turn the low speed needle counter clockwise?are clockwise?
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clock wise i think thats what it is on my truck,go to traxxas.com or look at you manual and that should tell you.
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Default RE: engine shuts off in the middle of a tank of fuel

Counter clockwise richens the mixture, clockwise leans the mixture

I think he is right. I had a problem with the Maxx dying while running every now and again. I know
I adjusted the low speed needle, but I can't remember which way I turned it to make it better.

Read the manual... You are supposed to pinch the tank-carb fuel line, and it is supposed to idle
up and die after 2-3 seconds. If it dies instantly, you are too lean. If it takes longer then
2-3 seconds, it is rich. Read the Low Speed Needle adjustment guide in the manual.

I followed that and it worked fine.
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i turned mine clockwise 1\4 turn
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thanks people, i did it today, and hasnt failed me yet!
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