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Dirty_J 03-17-2006 03:10 AM

Tips For Curing A Flooded Engine????
I think my engine may be flooded....not sure. I have the Volcano STX truck. What I do know is that my glowplug and my GP charger/heater are both GOOD. Check it out. I started the truck up this morning and ran it for about 10 maybe 15 minutes and shut it down by putting my finger over the exhaust pipe. After that I tried to start it up again...no luck. It's suggested that a few drops of nitro be placed into the carb opening-which I did. But I accidentally overfilled it. No problem...did it before and the truck had started up. Well this time it didn't. Plus the pull cord feels really stiff at times-which the manual states is caused by having too much gas in the tank. Well, how much is too much??? My tank was a little over halfway filled. Anyway i got to pulling away.....at times the cord felt really stiff.....then would get stuck.....then would loosen.....then would feel stiff again,then get stuck, then loosen etc etc etc. I could get off about 5 or 6 good pulls when it loosened up.....nothing. I've messed with the carb adjustment screw to no avail. A friend of mine suggested that I empty out the tank and set the truck upside down so it can drain out the carborator and dry it out......but I haven't ran it in over 8 hours. I kinda feel like that's more than enough time for everything to dry out. Anybody got any suggestions???? Thanks.

toppdoggusa 03-17-2006 04:04 AM

RE: Tips For Curing A Flooded Engine????
all you have to do is take the glow plug out turn the car up side down and pull the cord intill there no more fuel left in the cylinder. and it should mater how much full u have in the gas tank ....................................

Dirty_J 03-17-2006 05:55 AM

RE: Tips For Curing A Flooded Engine????
Thanks man....I appreciate the info.

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