Redcat Racing Support Moderated Support Forum for all Redcat Racing Cars, Trucks & Buggies

Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Reply
Old 08-07-2007, 06:49 PM
  #76
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

1. did you break it in? and How did you break it in? and How many tanks?
2. did you take the temp while you where running it?
3. A hot engine stalling and being very hard to start but starts easily when its cooled off is a sign of a blown engine.
4. Can you run it when it first starts for a minute or two then it stalls?
5. When you go to start it right after it stalls, is the compression low, very easy to pull, if you hold the car up by the pullstart, will the car stay in the air, when cold or hot, especially warm?

sorry to ask so many questions, i think you may have a blow engine, sorry to say, 2 turns on the high needle seems a little on the rich side for break in.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 07:04 PM
  #77
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

1. yes i broke the engine in the way the book says to and i used 5 tanks
2.no i dont have anything to use to take the temp well i have a laser thermometer at work that i should grab some time
3. ......... i hope thats not the problem and i dont really see how i could have blown the engine..... but that could be....
4 exactly
5.well no i cant hold the car in the air by the pull start (the engine is warm), but sometimes i seem to get dead pulls like the rope slipped but the pull start is brand new the knot on my last one came out.



and dont worry about all the questions i feel like im starting to get somewhere anyways. and when i broke it in i didnt really know about tuning it i just went by what the book that came with it said
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 07:07 PM
  #78
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

i think i might make a video of what my car is doing so maybe someone that sees it might really know whats going on. it seems like all my problems came at the same time the pull start knot came out so i had to replace that and my servos went wacky (they run normal on reverse settings) but my car ran awesome until that pull start broke...
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 07:08 PM
  #79
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

the easy pullstart is the one way bearing in the pullstart, you can usually clean it out with brake cleaner or carb cleaner. I am sorry bro but it sounds like a blow engine. An easy temp tester is the spit method, put some spit on your finger and wipe the head, if it sizzles and pops right away its too hot, if it evaporates slowly in like 5 seconds or so your ok. You can use water too, lol, just put a couple of drops on the head.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 07:48 PM
  #80
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

one last question. If my engine is blown is it repairable at all? Or does it mean I need a new engine?
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 07:51 PM
  #81
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

you can install a new piston and sleeve

http://redcatracing.com/itemdetail_part.asp?partno=r005

or for 50% off you can just use the engine replacement program:

http://redcatracing.com/itemdetail_p...p?partno=VX-18
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 07:55 PM
  #82
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

engine replacement program?
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 07:59 PM
  #83
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

http://www.redcatracing.com/pressrelease.asp?id=1001
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 08:08 PM
  #84
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Thats awesome i never knew about that. thank you for all your helpful info ehroof. hopefully my tsunami will be up and running great again soon.
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 08:49 PM
  #85
godsassass1n
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 15
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

one last question when i get my new engine how do you suggest i break it in? start with 2 1/2 turns slow burn a tank and turn the hsn 1/8 burn another tank and repeat? im so new i just wanna make sure the new engine will last more than 1/2 a gallon of gas this time. the more details the better hehe thanks.
godsassass1n is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 04:59 PM
  #86
BackYardRacer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 381
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Ok so i was back on page 3 and 4 about the clutch spring and stuff. I was told it was the clutch spring. It was the clutch spring, it broke. I put a new one on and its doing the same thing. Im about to take it off and see whats wrong. I didnt completely tighten the engine down i just lined it up and put it on the stand and i pulled it and the tires spun. Not near as much as before but they still spin. Any suggestions if i mighta done somethin wrong?
BackYardRacer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 05:14 PM
  #87
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

the tires will spin no matter what if they are off the ground and your not hitting the brakes.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:07 PM
  #88
BackYardRacer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 381
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Yea i kno but it was spinning like it would if the clutch spring was broken. I took it apart again and put it back together and it worked. So im all good now. Thanks
BackYardRacer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 05:15 AM
  #89
j_blaze
 
j_blaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,812
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Has anybody raced their nami with the crt.5? There may be a new class to race in soon.
j_blaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 09:38 AM
  #90
BackYardRacer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 381
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

My brothers tsunami did Ok at our track near our house. Im not sure i'd race it. But it was stock, if i got a tuned pipe and maybe different clutchbell then yea!
BackYardRacer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 11:50 AM
  #91
rclynx
 
rclynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 3,965
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Quote:
My brothers tsunami did Ok at our track near our house. Im not sure i'd race it. But it was stock, if i got a tuned pipe and maybe different clutchbell then yea!
If you have a short tight track all you need to do is put in a single speed trans and go for it[8D]
rclynx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 09:49 PM
  #92
brushedtooth
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 69
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

I should be receiving my Redcat Tsunami Ultrawide nextweek and was wondering which would be a better setup to use the clutch bell setup posted by ehroof or by Syclone354? Also Syclone354, did you end up making a thread on the upgrade, I couldn't find one.

Thanks!
brushedtooth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 10:16 PM
  #93
Syclone354
 
Syclone354's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Taneytown, MD
Posts: 247
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

i think me and ehroof posted about the same setup. he is the one who told me what to get. i didnt post that up yet, but ill get some pics and part numbers and make a post this weekend
Syclone354 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 10:32 PM
  #94
brushedtooth
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 69
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Thanks! I will place an order for the parts listed on the front page.

EDIT: Looking to change the air filter also, which filter by Motor saver should I order?
brushedtooth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 07:12 PM
  #95
thschram
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: , MI
Posts: 31
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

So is the tsunami pretty durable? I am so confused on what to get for my first nitro. $189 is very intising, but I don't want to be breaking parts all the time. Will this hold up well as long as you don't beat on it to bad?
thschram is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 08:36 PM
  #96
Chubbysdad
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 2,824
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

its a decent starter, but I would recomend the hurricane. (I'm sorry I am a hurricane fan lol)
Chubbysdad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 08:43 PM
  #97
thschram
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: , MI
Posts: 31
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

Will the Hurricane do ok in field grass?
thschram is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 08:45 PM
  #98
twomanytoys
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: , PA
Posts: 5,382
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

As long as its not tall grass because its a buggy and there is not much ground clearance under a buggy. But if the field grass is like anything around me it wont work well.
twomanytoys is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 08:46 PM
  #99
Chubbysdad
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 2,824
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

how high are youtalking? If you plan on running in the grass, you would probably be better off with the avalanche.
Chubbysdad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 09:01 PM
  #100
twomanytoys
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: , PA
Posts: 5,382
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Redcat Racing Tsunami Thread

I hope your not talking about grass thats longer than like 3-4 inches.
twomanytoys is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:31 AM.