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Old 04-25-2003, 10:46 PM
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I found out today there probably was nothing wrong with the head on my Maxx's 2.5. The glow plugs the idiot at our local HobbyTown sold me are obviously the wrong plugs for this engine. The thread size it right, but for some reason they won't seal. You can see fuel bubbling out around the plug when you use the starter. Now I have a spare 2.5 head, and I have the Nova Pro head installed. It is pretty, and is supposed to make the engine run a lot cooler.

For now, I'm running the the glow plugs I use in my Fantom which are not the correct length for the 2.5. The Fantom takes the short plugs. What plugs are you guys running in your 2.5's?
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Old 04-25-2003, 11:02 PM
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Old 04-26-2003, 12:42 AM
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There's got to be another plug better than the Traxxas plug, isn't there?
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:25 AM
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OS A3 plugs. But the Trx hot plugs are your best bet!! They are made for the TRX engines!! I run the Os A3& TRX cold plugs in my .21's, and the Trx hot plugs in my small blocks!!
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:58 AM
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Aren't the A3's short plugs? The 2.5 takes a longer plug.
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I hear some people are running the Mcoy 59, is that a long plug also. Also I went by a different lhs and was talking to the owner, he told me that the os plugs have a slightly larger tip and have been splitting the easy-start wire. Has anyone else heard of this.
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Old 04-26-2003, 02:28 AM
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I am running the MC 59 in my 2.5. Almost a gallon through it, and still running strong and starting quick.
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Old 04-26-2003, 03:47 AM
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I know I will get flamed by someone, but has anyone tried the Duratrax gold plug. One store just started getting them in, the owner had no idea how it would do in a max so he gave me one to try, we'll see. On second though I think I will just stick it in my st and wait until I can get something else.
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you can use mc59 or the hobbytown hot plugs don't use the duratrax cause the end of the glow plug is to big for the blue wire but if you a glow ignitor the duratrax silver work..
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:34 AM
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it does take a long glow plug
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The Tmaxx 2.5 requires the long glow plugs. The OS plugs, while very high quality are too short and the glow wire wont fit.

The McCoy 59, 9 or 8 will work with the stock glow wire and are the right length. Tower hobbies has a good write up on all those plugs giving heat ranges and applications.

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I'll look into it. Thanks.
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OS#8 plugs but I use a glow starter to light it up... works well so far and it's far cheaper than the Traxxas stock plugs over at this part of the world...
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I use OS #8, just had to spred the glow plug wire some. Have also heard the McCoy MC-59 are pretty good.....
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