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    Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    I have a new 1.20sp and noticed that the high speed needle has quite a bit of play when opened. When fully closed, it seats fine and feels solid. However, when I open the needle to the recommended 2 turns (less or more) open for break-in, it's very loose feeling. This doesn't seem normal, can anyone confirm?

    My idea is to wrap the threads with some teflon tape to achieve a tight fit. Thoughts..?

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Teflon tape only works when tightening a thread. As soon as you reverse the rotation you will loose the seal.

    We use fuel tubing over the needle AND base to form a seal with good success. Can be a bit of job stretching it on, but when in place it will seal well for ages.

    OR

    Try finding a bigger 'O' ring for the needle, maybe an OS or similar.

    The carby's on the RCV really do let them down (as does the exhaust).
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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Interesting, okay looks like the Teflon tape isn't the solution. Thanks.

    Can you help me to understand your fuel tubing method? I don't understand where you are fitting the fuel tubing. Do you mean you slip a piece of fuel tubing slightly above the threads of the high speed needle, therefore the tubing acta as a bushing?

    P.S. Can you suggest any protective measures I should take with the exhaust?

    Thanks,
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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    The fuel tubing just slips over the needle and the tube the needle screws into

    A pic is easier than words

    If the muffler is the standard one with the pressed in end, then it WILL blow the end out.
    I found the only effective way of keeping it together was a bead of weld around the end plug seam.
    Same as the OS mufflers, they have the end welded on.

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

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    Razmo:>>

    I have anRCV 90SP and also had trouble with the O ring in the needle. It didn’t resistthe methanol for long and the needle screwed in with vibration, leaning themixture until the engine stopped.>>

    The new oneI bought from RCV is doing better (knock in the wood).>>

    As per themuffler, there is no simple solution. >>

    Some peoplehave good results replacing it with an OS muffler, that has a welded tip.>>

    I tried theOS muffler but, in my case, the pressure nipple came off with the highertemperature of the engine. The result was a flame out in the air!>>

    After thatI bought a custom muffler from Weston lace w:st="on">UKlace> but didn’t try it yet (no planefor this engine at the moment).>>

    I knowKeleo Creations have a nice muffler for your engine. >>

    Mysuggestion is: use the original muffler on the bench until the tip came off. Thenreplace it with one of these aftermarkets. Never fly with the original muffler.>>


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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    I understand now, thanks so much for the picture. You mean to slip the fuel tubing over both ends. I was thinking of filling the gap around the needle instead.

    I may try a wrapping the threads with some teflon tap, simply to thicken up the thread so it's a tighter fit. Have you tried this?

    I'll be sure to take a look at the exhaust tonight...

    Raz

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Arruda,

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, my needle seems very loose. Enough to irritate the mixture setting it seems. It seems that a thicker 0 ring may do the trick aling with the fuel tubing solution that mboland mentioned.

    RCV, are you going to chime in here? Would you mind sending me a set of O rings that would help tighten up my needle. That is of course, unless you can send me a better fitting high speed needle.

    Thanks,
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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Regarding the muffler, any tried some High Temp JB Weld? Supposedly, withstands temperatures up to 500° F.

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Yes, I have tried JB Weld. It didnt work.

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    I put a peice of tubing over the needle. It was a bear getting it on there though. Get the largest you can get and maybe heat it up a bit to soften it up.

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    Thanks for all the input guys!

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    RE: Loose High Speed Needle...RCV 1.20sp

    You guys pulled the clicker off the carb, right? I pulled the clicker off and fit some fuel tubing over the needle valve. Seems to work nicely. Hope to break her in tomorrow morning.

    Also, any reason I shouldn't use my APC 3 blade 15.75x13 for break-in?

    Thanks,
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