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Old 12-19-2006, 10:34 AM
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my revo keeps destroying glowplugs. its running on factery settings and 25% fuel, i used to run on 16% fuel and it was fine but after a week on the new fuel it started doin this. its used 3 glow plugs within 2 weeks. any ideas would be greatful as i havent a clue whats wrong with it.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:52 AM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

u may be runnin 2 lean?
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:08 AM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

More like you ARE running too Lean. Change fuel, you gotta retune. Increase nitro, richen that bad boy up.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:49 PM
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my revo keeps destroying glowplugs. its running on factery settings and 25% fuel, i used to run on 16% fuel and it was fine but after a week on the new fuel it started doin this. its used 3 glow plugs within 2 weeks. any ideas would be greatful as i havent a clue whats wrong with it.
Define destroying the glowplugs? Is the filament coming off? What color is it? Is it wet?

Factory setting are only a starting point for tuning. You need to tune for performance.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:23 PM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

sounds lean. what temps, gas, and what temp is it outside? is the glowplug too warm? please give more specs
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:44 PM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

sorry for the lack of info. i dont have a temp gun i cant help you there. the glow plugs just stop working, one of them was distorted. there all dry well i do wait a few hours to let engine cool. some where brown and some where silver. me and my dad have tried tuning it but when we do it starts acting up. eg: cutting out at high speed, wont change gear etc hope this helps.


p.s. i have one other problem from a stand still if i give it full throttle its makes a muffled nosie and gose no where?
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:12 AM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

If the plug was distorted or dry it sounds like you are runing lean. Richen. Maybe this will help: http://www.traxxas.com/support/index...ht=glow%20plug
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sorry for the lack of info. i dont have a temp gun i cant help you there. the glow plugs just stop working, one of them was distorted. there all dry well i do wait a few hours to let engine cool. some where brown and some where silver. me and my dad have tried tuning it but when we do it starts acting up. eg: cutting out at high speed, wont change gear etc hope this helps.


p.s. i have one other problem from a stand still if i give it full throttle its makes a muffled nosie and gose no where?
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:07 AM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

manged to take it out today richend it up and had no problems.

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Old 12-21-2006, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

Whick brand of plugs are you using? Maybe your just using bad plugs.
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:05 PM
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Default RE: traxxas revo 2.5r eating glow plugs

i used 2 traxxas, one unknow make and the on im using now is os engines
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