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Old 03-20-2007, 05:58 PM
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OK, let me start by saying I know very little - there I said it. I have a brand new OS L.A. 40 engine but am having trouble getting it started and running. I'm sure I need to dial it in - anyone have any basic fundamentals I should know. Also, the fuel I am using is about 1 1/2 years old - could that be a problem? Any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-20-2007, 06:11 PM
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Would really like to help but there are a multitude of issues that cause engine problems. Throwing a ton of different ideas to you will very well result in just confusing you more. Can you narrow it down a bit and tell us what is exactly happening and what you’ve tired?

Old 03-20-2007, 06:59 PM
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A couple of things....

First, ditch the old fuel. Get some new 10% nitro fuel of your choice. They all work.

Next, I hope you didn't mess with the settings of the needles. Get out of the habit of doing this. 99% of all engines are set pretty well at the factory. If you did, set the air bleed screw half way across the hole in the front of the carb. Open the main needle a couple of turns.

Third, plain bearing engines can be a little hard to hand start when new. You have to break in not only the piston-sleeve fit, but also the main bushing. It is not as free as are ball bearings until it gets run in. You may need a starter.

Fourth, make sure you have a well charger ignitor battery.

Fifth, find someone from a local club to give you a hand. Find an instructor, not another guy with a trainer, and get him to help.
Old 03-20-2007, 08:00 PM
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You gotta get Scotty to help ya!
Maybe some fresh Dilithium crystals?
Old 03-20-2007, 10:10 PM
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I like ED's suggestions except that I suggest # 5 first !!! ENJOY !!! RED

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