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Old 12-26-2006, 11:46 PM
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ok well i just got my truck yesturday, its a 4wd truck (volcano stx) and im trying to break it in and i cant seem to get the idle right. most of the time when it idles it will idle for a little then turn off then some times (once so far) it will just go in gear while idleing but everytime i do get it to idle it will spit out little sprinkles of gas out of the muffler. i also cant get the finetuning to be perfect, oh yay when i idle and i brake it turns off so whats wrong?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:55 PM
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will it start with the wheels on the ground? if so its not broke.
and does it bog real bad?
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you need to raise the idle and trim the throttle back a little
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:58 PM
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well i have only tried to start it a few times on the ground and those few times it didn't start
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:05 AM
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take engine out take, take bell off and if its broke like mine was it will fall out.
if broke on the end make another loop and hook it back together. good luck
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:12 AM
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lol good luck? anyway i will have to do this tommorow cuz i have to go sleep because its midnight and im tired
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if your clutch spring is broke the wheels will spin when you pull the pullstart
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:06 AM
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I just got a Volcano Sv the other day, when i got it started it just wanted to take of, i adjusted the idle down and everthing but the wheels kept moving. After reading most of the posts about a broken clutch spring i took the engine out to check and it wasnt broken. it had some stretch marks in though. So i went to the hobby store and got the traxxis replacment spring and put it on now it works fine.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:23 PM
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hmmm mine the same thing
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:09 PM
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well i checked it and it definetly is broken i think one end has a loop and the other has like part of one
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make a loop.
its really hard to get back on, without taking the clutch shoes off. btw
mine has worked for a while after i fixed it. good luck.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:24 PM
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well my dad has decided to be a d i c |< and make me wait for one to come in the mail
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why?
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You didnt order the redcat clutch spring did you?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:21 PM
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no getting one from that one website
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:06 AM
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oh crap they decided to get the redcat spring again and 30 bucks to get it shipped really fast god they are stupid
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Hi guys... I'm new to RC... just got my first one, the Himoto Syclone with the VX-18 engine. Sounds like my clutch spring may be broken?? The first few tanks idle'd fine, but now during idle the wheels spin.

Before I attempt to take the engine apart, does anyone have any pics/instructions on what a clutch spring is, where it is located, etc.

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Sure, just a couple threads up here - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4207842/tm.htm
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Now your returning the help way to go
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Sure, just a couple threads up here - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4207842/tm.htm
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Default RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

thanks guys... I discovered that thread just after I posted the question! I managed to fix the broken spring, and all is well.

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ORIGINAL: bluecaka69

Now your returning the help way to go
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ORIGINAL: MiniCwik

Sure, just a couple threads up here - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4207842/tm.htm
Thanks - and I will always try to do what I can to help others since I am gaining some knowledge of my own
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:36 PM
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well i finally got the spring today its black and pretty sure its bigger but fits perfect and seems everything working good just need to get the finetuning to be perfect (almost there) and break the s.o.b. in, lol almost had it today then i ran out of gas and didn't realize it till it was too late i already had called it a day
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good, there's nothing like a properly broken in and tuned engine.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:52 PM
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ERRRR now my only problem is that it wont stop stalling spitting gas out of the muffler
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:56 PM
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raise the idle a little, its good to run it rich during break in, if your done or have ran a couple of tanks you can lean it an 1/8 turn to help run it better.
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