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Old 02-08-2008, 08:09 PM
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make sure you gus check the servo horn screw once in a while. today mine came off on the thotle and my car was stuck wide open. it fliped over and was overreving for at lease 5 seconds. i thought it was goin to blow[:@]
Yea i check min all the time.... One time i looked and it was almost out... so now i check almost every time i run...
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:36 PM
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im havin trouble tuning my forza. it has a vx.18 in it. the low speed needle is working fine but the high speed dosent seem to be doing anything. what shows when your runing to rich. i just keep on turning the needle out but the engine is still stalling when i hit the gas at high speed.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:53 PM
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flooding it?...have u checked your o-ring?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:55 PM
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oh. i thought the stalling ussaly ment it was to lean. can you make it stall from to rich????
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:56 PM
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yeah its just a lil engine...just like anything else if u give it more fuel then it can handle it will spit and sputter
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:58 PM
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try turning it back in..count your turns...dont have any vx's but give the experts an idea what was up
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:59 PM
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i know since its could here my tornado engine like to run at three turns out on th high speed. but my foza is stalling out at 3. i have gone al the way to 4.5 turns out and still no difference. maybe ill try turning the need more slowly. 1/8 turn at ia time ill try.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:05 AM
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plus if your turning the adj and theres no difference you might want to check the o-ring..is it easy to turn or has it got some resistance? any fuel leaking? I think the o=ring has 2 jobs...helps seal plus adds resistance so the adj stays were u set it..
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:48 AM
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I have a Volcano SV truck. I seem to remember that there is a 10 tooth Clutch bell for the Volcano. Am I correct? I would like to buy one. Can anyone Post a p/n or a link.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:54 AM
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its 16 or 17 tooth,

http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...-clutch/Detail
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:57 AM
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im havin trouble tuning my forza. it has a vx.18 in it. the low speed needle is working fine but the high speed dosent seem to be doing anything. what shows when your runing to rich. i just keep on turning the needle out but the engine is still stalling when i hit the gas at high speed.

put the hight needle to 2 1/2 out from closed and the low needle flush with the metal collar around it or a little in and lean from there but these are base settings, sounds like your way out of tune

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Okay so I have a volcano sv pro. It had an os max cv-r .18 in it when I got it but the thing just would'nt start so I pulled it and put the Team Infinity motor back in it. It fired right up and I was able to drive. Does anyone have issues with there volvano not wanting to turn really well to the left but at high speed you can turn to the right and fishtail it? I have also heard you should get about 15 minutes of run time on a tank of nitro but I might get 5 minutes, any clues? What is the preferred glow plug in this engine? It now has an HPI r3 but I might swap it for an os a8 but was wondering if that would help the immediate response to the throttle. It just doesnt have that balls to wall throttle I was hoping for. Any comments would be great especially helpful ones. Thanks from a newbie.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:02 PM
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oh yeah and the engine dies when I try to put it in reverse or when I go to fast and end up in the shrubbery....my wife is gonna kill me! When I give it full throttle from a stand still it stalls out sometimes. thanks again
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:13 PM
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you need to raise the idle screw a little so it doesnt stall when you hit the brake(reverse)

there is no reverse in the volcano, just brake

os a3 is a great plug

your probably running to rich, you need to lean it up a little to get better power and longer run times, be sure not to lean it too much or you can ruin the engine.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:40 PM
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would it be fine to run a os #8 in my vx 18. its all the hobby shop carries and i need another one. will it work fine??
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it will work but you may need to run it a little lean to keep the temps up, give it a try.
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hay ed i still cant get my engine to run. i need to call you or something
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pm me tomorrow, i will give you a call or you can call me, i go to church at 8am will be home by like 9:15 or so, i am sure we can figure it out.
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i would say call me now but i am going to bed in a few[]
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it will work but you may need to run it a little lean to keep the temps up, give it a try.
how do you tell how hot the tower hobbie plugs are. he also had a bunch of those but i didint see and markings on them????
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its a medium plug, they only make one plug
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anyone have any ideas on how to change the air filter setup to keep snow from clogging up the filter? i was thinking of trying to make a snorkel type and try to get it up behind the windshield to help keep it from icing up. anyone got any ideas for what might help me in this situation?
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its a medium plug, they only make one plug
maybe ill try that one. i thik i need a hot lplug but i bcant get one. maybe ill jus order one online[]
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Because my single speed is with only one gear. hence single speed.
Will this fit on the volcano? If so where can i get one? I just stripped some gears in mine and dont want to mess with all those gears anymore.
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