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    Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Need some serious help.

    I took the coolant head off the engine. Put it back on and broke a head screw in the block. How do I get the broken screw out without messing things up????
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Very carefully drill it out with a smaller diameter drill. Then slowly run a correct size tap thru it making sure to frequently blow out the hole. Look at the bright side, if you mess it up its a great excuse to get a new engine

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    I have a new engine for it. Just want to get this one back together since it is still a fully functional engine to use in something else.

    I have a Fantom .18 that I still not finished breaking in.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Hey study, let me know how you like that .18 in there. I hear they are toast if you get them too hot. What's the cheapest youve seen them and where. The LHS wants $180 USD for them. Thanks...

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    I paid 149 american for it at stormerhobbies.com

    Need a good pipe now to really unleash the power. Lack of funds for a few months right now. I also need to replace some gears in the TMaxx. Had problems before I put engine in. So it is not because of the engine.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    149 eh.. Thats decent price... I watched one go brand new in the can on ebay for 120 a couple weeks ago. Had some unfortunate circumstances at the time and couldnt afford it. What about the overheating problem, you heard anything about that? I mean I am a decent tuner so Im not to worried about it but occasionally I like to run her a lil lean and play for a bit!

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    The company has in the manual saying it is ok to run up to 360 degrees. That is not over heating. They say running anywhere between 260 - 360 is no big deal.

    First time ever in a break in on any engine did I read in the instructions and it said - to run the engine wide open on first tanks. Do high speed runs.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Thats what the fantom manual said?

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Yeah! 1st tank run Wide Open high speed runs. It is ok to let it get in the 360 range. Also says Do NOT let it idle 1st few tanks or you won't get the power needed from the engine. Need to get the temps high imediately to get the piston and sleeve to expand right away.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Is that manual by chance on their website?

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    That is odd part - I can not find this engine on their website. Only the 12's and 15's can I find on website. For specs i went from what I read out of magazine.

    1.93bhp etc etc from a RC mag.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    This info came off their website... www.fantomracing.com/main.htm Then click on products, then at the bottom underneath Nitro engines click on T-Maxx engine!



    T-Maxx Engine


    FR18 Racing Engine


    FR18 - .18 Rear Exhaust Drop-In T-Maxx Racing Engine


    Are you ready for the baddest T-Maxx engine on the planet! With months of develoment and testing, and several trashed T-Maxx trucks behind us, we are pleased to announce the official release of our new FR18 T-Maxx Racing Engine. Our FR18 was developed precisely for the latest T-Maxx truck with top level performance and drop-in convenience in mind. It's as simple as removing the original engine and bolting in the FR18 with no modifications necessary. By following the simple instructions, within minutes you will be ready to shread your competition. The FR18 includes all of the high-tech features you expect in a racing engine. Designed for racing, and durable enough for the hardcore backyard basher, there is not a better high performance engine available for the T-Maxx, at any price. If you are serious about your T-Maxx truck, it's time to get serious about the horsepower moving it. Install a new FR18 T-Maxx Racing Engine in your T-Maxx and experience total domination!

    Features:


    EZ-Start bolt-on machined rear plate
    Crank shaft fits stock clutch parts
    True ABC construction
    Turbo design race ported crank
    Knife-edge double bushing connecting rod
    High performance slide carb connects to stock linkage
    New piston design for better performance
    Sleeve locating pin
    Includes custom manifold, springs, and manifold seal
    Includes glow plug and air filter
    Includes highly detailed 26 page instruction manual

    Specifications:


    Exhaust: Rear
    Carburetor: 6.0mm Slide
    Crank: Special T-Maxx type
    Pull Start: No - ready for EZ-Start connection
    Horsepower: 1.95hp
    RPM (max): 41,250
    Stroke: 14mm

    Most common use: New style T-Maxx trucks. Optional parts are available for this engine, to convert it for use in any vehicle that uses a small block configuration.

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    ducati74868 - Way to go. When I was looking to buy - I could not find it on their site. Thanks for the info.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Here's one for you. I notice it comes with the easy start. I am not a fan of the electric starts. Is there a bolt on pullstarter for it out yet?

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    In the manual - not infront of me but can get it later - there is a part # for a pull start for the engine. It does not come with the EZ start - it uses the one from the TMaxx.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Outstanding, Thanks for the info.. I really appreciate it!

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    From the manual:
    To modify the FR18 for pull start operation, the following kit is available:
    F10531 Pull start conversion kit.
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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Thank You..

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    RE: Traxxas TRX 2.5 HELP!!!!

    Welcome - Not sure if when it says conversion kit comes with pull start or just lets you connect a pull start.
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