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My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

Old 07-19-2004, 01:07 AM
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Default My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

I obtained a used car from a friend. I can get it started on one or two pulls. Once I let it warm up a bit, I attept to drive it, it stalls. I've messed with the needle valve and that doesn't seem to be the problem. I guess it could be the plug, but I've checked, tested, and replaced it. I've tried two types of fuel. No luck. Does anyone know how to adjust the other needle valve. I'm not sure which is the high speed and low speed. I've looked all over for directions.

Any ideas why my car idols but won't drive?
Old 07-19-2004, 02:22 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

could have the hsp too rich or too lean. try by turning it clockwise at 1/8 increments give it about 1/4 on throttle. if that dont work try the other way richening it as it may be starved of fuel when accelerating.

can you post a pic of you needle settings to give us an idea of where they are. Also what you can do is find out where the factory setting for these are and start again.

The high speed needle is the one that the fuel line goes in. the low speed is the one on the barrell or slide of the carbureator depending on which type you have. You may also have one on the other side of the low speed, which is the mid range. it is said not to touch this but may need to if your car doesnt have a nice acceleration throughout the band.

your probably best starting again from factory settings.
Old 07-19-2004, 04:41 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

your LSN is too rich. fuel is entering under the piston to quickly for the egine to burn, so thats why it stalls! try leaning the LSN.
Old 07-19-2004, 06:09 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

what type of engine is it and umm that sounds like it is running to rich i had that problem with my megatech and also how new is the car??????
Old 07-19-2004, 09:58 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

Lean out the LSN. That means wind it in.
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

I wonder if there needs to be a tuning forum.... LOL
Old 07-19-2004, 11:28 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

And maybe we could call it "RC Car Engines (Nitro/Gas) & Electric Motors"
Old 07-19-2004, 11:31 AM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

Theres that dry Brittish wit again.


smart ass....
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

LOL
Old 07-19-2004, 01:51 PM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

P.S. It's Idle not Idol.
Old 07-19-2004, 02:07 PM
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

Yea, I think good 'ole Billy may take offence to that...
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

hi mug13 this hapens to me someimes , what i do is i start my car let it warm up for 5 mins push the car to make it easier for the engine when it sets of and very very slowly increase when i reach full power it runs fine i can stop the car and floor it from not moveing whith no problems at all.
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Default RE: My car will idol, but it stalls once I give it gas

A good whey to set your LSH is to set your HSN first. Set your throttle to about 1/4 open on your trim and leave your starter on the engine then reduse your trim until the engine starts to run rough then tune the LSN until it runs smooth continue this until you reach the idle postion. then remove the starter and open the trottle as fast as you can if it cuts out then richen it up if it bogs down the lean it up.
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Default Hey I need help anybody I have a .07 engine

I need help Cabot get my .07 n itro engine back to factory setting can somebody help me I think I messed it up
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