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Old 04-02-2005, 12:30 PM
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Default HELP my engine won't start

hey there, I'm havin trouble starting my engine. it fires up, but then dies down straight away so i don't no wether its to lean of to rich.
it won't tick over for more than a secound, so could you guys please help.
Thanks.
Old 04-02-2005, 12:33 PM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

will it stay running if you leave the glow ignitor on it? what engine is it? Are you using fresh fuel? Did it run ok last time you ran it and did you change any of the engine settings since then?
Old 04-02-2005, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

Are you trying to start it using factory settings? Just recheck all settings to make sure they are correct
Old 04-02-2005, 02:18 PM
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hi, my engines doesn't stay running even when you leave the glow ignitor on. the last time i ran it was last year and it ran ok. i have reset the main needle to factory settings, but i don't no the fatory settings for the low end needle. thats what the problems is i think.
thanks for the replys
Old 04-02-2005, 02:59 PM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

if it revs up before it dies, richen it. If it bogs, lean it. Adjust it 1/4 turn at a time until you get it running, then fine tune with 1/8 turns. What kind of engine is it?
Old 04-02-2005, 03:01 PM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

Have you tried to change the plug and are you using fresh fuel or what you have left over from last year?
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i'm using a thunder tiger pro 21 engine and the glow plug is new but the fuel is from last year. the engines cuts out so fast i can't tell whether the rpm increases or decreases before it dies out. i don't know the base settings for the low end needle so i don't know where to start. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

It might be an idea to buy new fuel then, i can't really help you with the settings as i dont know that engine.
Old 04-02-2005, 03:25 PM
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Don't mess to much with the needles until you have tried new fuel.
Old 04-03-2005, 05:21 AM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

sounds like you have some major crusty rust on your crank... your engine sounds like it needs a servise.
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

Or even a total rebuild. Bin it and buy a new one, it'll be cheaper and less agro.
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

LOL,
Throw it away?? Rusty crank??
Great advice, when it might just be bad fuel. or a case of him using too cold a plug

Dude,
Try fresh fuel, the right glow plug for the fuel you are using and a slightly leaner than the factory setting,,, and then tune from there.
If you can't getting going seak out someone with more experiance to help you tune it.



A question,
If you don't have the manual, how were you able to set the HSN to factory settings??
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Also is the clutch spinning freely?
Old 04-03-2005, 10:41 AM
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Default RE: HELP my engine won't start

yea the clutch spining, i tried again to day and i managed to get the engine goin for a few secounds, but it died down because its to rich so atleast i know what the dam problem is now.
thanks for all the help guys
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ORIGINAL: had enough

LOL,
Throw it away?? Rusty crank??
Great advice, when it might just be bad fuel. or a case of him using too cold a plug

Dude,
Try fresh fuel, the right glow plug for the fuel you are using and a slightly leaner than the factory setting,,, and then tune from there.
If you can't getting going seak out someone with more experiance to help you tune it.



A question,
If you don't have the manual, how were you able to set the HSN to factory settings??

Im betting that if he opened that engine up he will find rust covering the end of the crank. and that is stopping the engine from running properly. it needs a servise....

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