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Old 08-07-2007, 08:55 AM
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we had two of the stock mufflers melt the baffle inside till it was almost completely shut. we kept leaning the cars out and they were running normal temps but just had no power. took the melted baffle out, re-tuned the engine and it ran perfect.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:54 AM
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Could that effect the sound? I might try that today. Is the baffle the inner peice in the middle right where you take the screws out? Because im a noob to all this im not familiar with alot of this stuff.
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Ok so if thats melted i can take that out and still run it?
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:12 PM
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:47 PM
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haha sry im a noob this is our first nitro i dont know much about it i just thought i'd like it because i had about every walmart and radioshack electric car since i was like 5. Plus im only 13 and all of the hobby shops around act like they have no idea about our cars. They wont help us at all they just laugh and say good luck. but thanks for the help
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:50 PM
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alot of hobby shops are stuck up, i am amazed how some of them stay in business. Dont worry, we will figure out whats going on with your car, your better off learning anyways, if the hobby shop fixes it, you wont learn anything.
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Well the rubber peice that connects the exuast and header, the second smaller rubber peice inside of that was bent and blocking air flow, i fixed that and it starts up and runs on a stand. I put it on the ground and right when it touched it shut off. I think there might be a fuel blockage because it will run a about a minute or 2 then shut off. The exuast helped alot tho it sounds better and at least starts up. It might not be a fuel blockage though it was using up fuel and i could see it going through to the fuel line fine when i primed it. Im not sure i'll try tweeking with it before you answer again. And its not running to lean i have it at high 2 1/4 out and low even with silver collar. Factory settings
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:16 PM
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if it runs off the ground and stalls when you put it on the ground, its probably the clutch spring. when you start it off the ground, do the wheels spin, then when you hit the brake it stalls? if so its the clutch spring.
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When i pull the pull starter the wheels spin. even if it doesnt start that time they still spin. It wont start on the ground it will only start on a stand. When its started and i put it on the ground it shuts off.
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clutch spring, you can use a traxxas 4146x spring but not the shoes that come with it if you want a quick fix from a local hobby store, if you want a good set of shoes and a spring that you can use then get this: http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...-spring/Detail

these is not the stock setup and really work great and should last you a long time.

its 100% the clutch spring!!!!!
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umm what if i have no idea where that stuff is in the car and have no idea had to fix it...lol
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its the metal gears on the engine, its behind or underneath that, you have to take the engine out, (4) screws on the bottom, take the clutch bell off, screw at the end of it, and swap the spring, you wrap it around the shoes, you will need to clamp it first, if you get the setup from clermont, you would take the shoes off too, just but everything back the way you took it off, its real easy
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Ok i'll go ahead and order the shoes and springs. thanks for all the help
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:41 PM
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anytime bro, it no big deal, it happens all the time!!! Clutch spring break all the time, if you want to try while your waiting for the new one to get here, you can see where it broke, if it broke at the end, you can put a new loop on it and hook it back together so you can try to use it while waiting for the new stuff to come.
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if it runs off the ground and stalls when you put it on the ground, its probably the clutch spring. when you start it off the ground, do the wheels spin, then when you hit the brake it stalls? if so its the clutch spring.
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Im looking at the manual and in the engine assembly all i see is the clutch rolling set. In the 2 speed transmission diagram, i see the clutch toe, clutch body housing, clutch bed, and it just says spring. Im just kinda confused because you said all thats behind the engine gears. Im not seeing anything about the clutch behind the engine metal gears. Acually, the engine diagram doesnt show the engine gears. It starts with the small flywheel behind the gears.
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I would say the easiest thing to do is this

draw circles around your engine mount screws on the bottom of the chassis with a permanent marker so you know where to line them back up.

remove those 4 screws, disconnect your fuel lines, and loosen the allen set screw in the end of the exhaust. remove the allen screw that holds the carb linkage to the servo

you should be able to remove the engine. remove the allen screw that holds the clutchbell on the end of the engine careful not to lose the two washers.

slide the clutchbell off careful not to drop the bearings out of it.

then there is a clip that you can use a pair of plyers to remove and you can slide the clutch shoes off if you are going to replace them. if its just the spring and you can repair it you will not need to remove the shoes. also remember that the clutch shoes will only work one way.

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it under the clutch bell, you have to take that off, the clutch is the silver part with teeth on it, its hooked up onto the engine.
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Thanks i'll go try that right now!
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you welcome, let me know how you make out.
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ok after trying to tune my engine for richer or leaner i still am having the same issues. when i first use the car for the day i prime it drop a couple drops of fuel into the carb and it starts like a dream and when i give it full throttle it rips it up.... for a few seconds then it bogs down and stalls. now if tuning wasnt really my problem where should i look? maybe a fuel blockage? it is really acting like that (i think dont really know) but if it was how could i fix that? take the engine apart and clean it out?

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:06 PM
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will it idle? when you run it, does it run fine for a minute or 2 then stall and you cant restart it? It sounds like your running to lean, richen the high speed needle a 1/2 turn. When it does stall, can you restart it easily?
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do you get a good prime with your gas tank? Does your tank lid seal good? Also, check for air leaks in the lines or at the base of the carb.
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as far as i know there is no air leaks the gas tank cap spring is real stiff still and there are no air bubbles in the line. well there are a few very small ones right after the fuel filter.


and ehroof yes it will keep idling perfect until i start to drive it. when it stalls it seems like if the engine is really hot it doesnt want to start and if it hasnt run much it will usually start right up but as far as the tuning when i first got the car the hsn was set to 2 turns and it rans awesome then it started to run like crap so i set the hsn to 2 1/2 and it ran good again. but now whether i have the hsn set to 3 turns or 2 it runs the same i get nothing different. i dunno....
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