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    do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    will it start with the wheels on the ground? if so its not broke.
    and does it bog real bad?

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    you need to raise the idle and trim the throttle back a little
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    if your clutch spring is broke the wheels will spin when you pull the pullstart

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    hmmm mine the same thing

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    why?

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    You didnt order the redcat clutch spring did you?
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    no getting one from that one website

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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.

    Thanks,
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    Sure, just a couple threads up here - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4207842/tm.htm
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    Now your returning the help way to go
    ORIGINAL: MiniCwik

    Sure, just a couple threads up here - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4207842/tm.htm
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    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.

    Thanks again,
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring


    ORIGINAL: bluecaka69

    Now your returning the help way to go
    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    good, there's nothing like a properly broken in and tuned engine.
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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    ERRRR now my only problem is that it wont stop stalling spitting gas out of the muffler

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    RE: do i need to fix clutch spring

    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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