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Old 11-18-2006, 08:00 PM
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i have a volcano stx and when i start it the engine idles real high so high that it is making the wheels spin the clutch spring aint broken but i am wondering what the stock idle setting is can anyone help i know the carb needs a gap that needs to be so big but idk what size of gap that i need
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:01 PM
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about 1mm
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:06 PM
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ok thanks

i know this sounds stupid but is there something like a drill bit or something to stick down in the gap and close the gap up against it to make sure its 1mm
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:11 PM
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1mm is not exact, it could be more or less, i would say open it just enought to see an opening, try to start, if it tries and dies then open a little more, if revving too high then close it a little.
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:52 PM
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ok thanks for the help

o yea has this ever happened to you today i pulled the antenna out on my controller i didnt jerk it or nothing but when i was pulling it out it came all the way out so now my antenna wobbles around
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no, sounds like you may have broke a plastic piece in the controler that holds the antenna mast, you may be able to fix it if you take it apart.
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ok thanks for the help

o yea has this ever happened to you today i pulled the antenna out on my controller i didnt jerk it or nothing but when i was pulling it out it came all the way out so now my antenna wobbles around
Sounds like the perfect excuse to get rid of that stock POS and get a new Futaba system...
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lol yea to bad i dont have the money b/c i gotta fix my dirtbike
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:49 PM
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well i got it idling great it will pur for a whole tank lol,but right before i brought it in i gave it gas and the glow plug shot out of the head.This cant be good can it the glow plug didnt break off.I just saw a spark and the glow plug shot out.Do u think it just vibrated loose or what? I snug the glow plug down though.
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the only time thats happened to me is when I start my engines with the plug loosened and I then forget to screw it back down tight. "pop!" haha. Are you sure its nipped up nice and tight? Got the washer there? You really should screw them down really tight because they will vibrate loose. I'd say thats all thats happened in your case.
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yea i got the washer on and i tighten it down it might of just vibrated loose
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can someone tell me where i can get part #08033 it is the 35t throtle gear for the stx i ordered some off of topspeedtoys.com a while back but now i cant find them on their website or redcats
i found some on ebay but they wanted $6 for the gear and $10 for shipping and i can get the whole gear wheel for that price
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http://redcatracing.com/parts_search...tscat=r&page=8

Middle column, second row. Order 2...[8D]

Oh yeah - we like to refer to that as the DEMONIC SPUR GEAR FROM HELL...
No, really though, it's not the spur gear's fault. It's the damned out-of-round clutch bell! Read my post on replacing the stock CB with an HPI H/D (hardened steel) 18tooth - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4982701/tm.htm Stock is 16t. Too much torque, not enough top end. 18t will give you the best of both worlds...
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