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Fuel not pulling through

Old 04-21-2021, 08:35 AM
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I have dug out my old RC nitro car after 10 years in a cupboard, bought new fuel and tried to start it. I pulled the cord and it just chugged so put a drop of fuel in the carb and off it went, for about 4 seconds and cut out. i repeated this a few times with the same result. The tank did have some old fuel in that was dark brown which i just tipped out, will there be a blockage somewhere? If I suck on the fuel line it does draw so I don't know why the engine isn't pulling it through, any ideas?

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Old 04-22-2021, 10:19 AM
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The needles are probably gummed up. If the carb can be pulled and cleaned do that. You can also spray carb cleaner in the fuel nipple on the carb and clean the needles. Third choice is to apply a little heat with a heat gun to soften up the gummy carb.

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Thanks for the reply David. I actually spoke to someone knowledgeable yesterday afternoon and they gave me the same diagnosis so I'm going to give this a go this weekend. Many thanks for the help.

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