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Old 12-25-2009, 09:14 AM
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Hey guys, ive had a Hpi Firestorm 10 t since july, one day i was doing the maintenance as stated in the manual for the clutch, when i took off the clutch bell there was only 4 washers, the manual shows 5, so i called up hpi and they sent me a pack of the 5 washers, and i put them in, ever since then the pull starter has been getting stuck, when i start the car it just revs up really high, and even if i put it on the ground and try to go it will just stall out.

i tried adjusting the high and low needles all different ways, and i still cannot get it to work right
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:17 PM
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Not that a lot of guys here wouldn't know about the small block engines the Firestorm is an ST (Stadium Truck) not a Truggy [&o] What you are describing is usually an engine that is worn out. If it starts and goes to a high idle its only one thing "lean mixture" its caused by an air leak, fuel lines, fuel tank, O-rings around carb or low compression (NOT ENOUGH PRESSURE IN THE MUFFLER TO PUSH FUEL THROUGH THE CARB) I did leave out one other possibility, dirt in the carb (OOPS) Good Luck and HAPPY RC'en

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I forgot to mention the air filter came off the carb while driving in the sand once but i had it running and driving after that, i cant believe the engine is worn out after 5 months and only about 2 total hours of use
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:27 AM
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I forgot to mention the air filter came off the carb while driving in the sand once but i had it running and driving after that, i cant believe the engine is worn out after 5 months and only about 2 total hours of use

you ran sand through it...what do you expect ?
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if it was the washers on the crankshatf, they may have been the clutch shims for the bell. does the clutch bell spin freely, or does it turn the motor over?
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