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Old 08-30-2009, 03:28 PM
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Hey everyone, Jon here!

Just a quick glow plug question. My glow plugs are black on the bottom and are getting dim and engine won't fire. I am charging my ignitor but the meter on it read full charge. I am wondering what adjustments on LSN and HSN I need to make so I don't burn up more glow plugs. Ima get 2 new ones. Is there a durable plug I should look for?

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:24 PM
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if your going to your lhs, see if they have the os a3, its inexpensive and a good plug.  Black could be you running too hot, try to richen up the mix a little on the 2 needles, only do 1/4 turn counterclockwise
Old 08-30-2009, 06:03 PM
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Great thanks. Weird thing is car is spitting fuel.
Old 08-30-2009, 06:11 PM
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you may be rich on the low but lean on the high. or the other way around too

Start off with 3 out on the high and 3 out on the low, tune the high first by doing some high speed passes, then once thats setup good do the low end.

What fuel are you using?
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Patroit I believe. I think u said you haven't heard of it. Can I use traxxas but just make sure to oil the bearing by the way? Traxxas worked great except for that.
Old 08-30-2009, 06:33 PM
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You will have to keep cleaning the one way bearing and its possible it will make it keep slipping, i wouldnt suggest it.   I remember us taking on the phone about it, i never heard of that fuel.
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Yeah. Ok I will stay away. Seems to work fine. The engine never slipped at all just wouldnt grab on to start. Also just ordered a OS A3 online! Thanks alot!
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Thats what i meant, when it doesnt grab, its slipping. 
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Oh, true I understand, but I thought you meant while running.
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if the fuel your using has castor oil or non synthetic oil in it, it can turn the bottom of the plug black too.
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Ok great thanks!

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