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HPIracer4 03-29-2005 02:31 PM

sticky pull start
well (last night) i took apart, replaced the brake hub and completly put the truck back together. And today since its really nice out (IL) I was tryin to run it. Well i couldnt get it started, then my battery in glow starter went dead. so im chargin that now, but i noticed after i would pull the pull start, it would stick goin back down.........wat could this be from???

bashking 03-29-2005 02:57 PM

RE: sticky pull start
Might just have some oil leaked into the pull starter when you laid the engine down. try taking the backplate off and spraying some engine cleaner/clutch cleaner on the string to wash some of the oil and crap out.

ed260z 03-29-2005 03:09 PM

RE: sticky pull start
The S-25 leaks a lot of oil when they run. It could be as bashking said that it's just dirty. But your one-way bearing could also cause it. Either way just clean them both out and you should be good to go.

HPIracer4 03-29-2005 03:53 PM

RE: sticky pull start
thanks guys, well i did manage to get it running and the stickyness seemed to stop so, its im good to go. But my tranny seems to be shifting into 2nd right away ( i have the savage 21) is it too lean???

bashking 03-29-2005 04:06 PM

RE: sticky pull start
No the shift point can be changed via a grub screw which is located in the gearbox. I dont see any reason why running lean would cause your car to shift much earlier or why you would think that either?

LOOK HERE http://www.hpieurope.com/manuals/841/841-17.jpg

HPIracer4 03-29-2005 04:09 PM

RE: sticky pull start
well usually if its runnin right.......there should be some smoke from the muffler......i might richen it up.......but it was shifting fine last year before winter.....

bashking 03-29-2005 04:13 PM

RE: sticky pull start
Are you saying that you haven't run it since last year?

HPIracer4 03-29-2005 04:19 PM

RE: sticky pull start
today was the first time i ran it since the end of last fall

bashking 03-29-2005 04:47 PM

RE: sticky pull start
well i would think that the spring in the tranny has stretched slightly or lost its tension meaning that second gear is kicking in earlier. Tighten it down a bit that will sort you problem.

OK Buddy

HPIracer4 03-29-2005 04:59 PM

RE: sticky pull start

bashking 03-29-2005 06:29 PM

RE: sticky pull start
Remember to go no more that 1/4 of a turn at a time they are pretty sensitive.

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