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Old 03-08-2005, 10:28 PM
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does leaving the glow starter onwhile running do anything to improve the run,like cause the engine to die less???
Old 03-08-2005, 11:36 PM
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Default RE: leaving starter on plug?

Not really as if it's going to die, there will be another problem that causes it. Too lean, wrong prop and a bunch of other things will cause it to die. I leave mine on while adjusting the carb and if it dies when I remove it, that generally means that the carb is set too lean.
Old 03-09-2005, 07:52 AM
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o ok i just saw someone doing it in a vid clip and wondered.I should prolly do that this spring,i have started it up a few times but havent ran it(low batteries in remote).
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This is not a good idea. It causes radio glitching to the point of no control and your boat could run away. I had this happen and it was not good
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why would leaving a starter on the engine make glitches?I use to have glitches but then i switched out my servos and BAM no more.
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Default RE: leaving starter on plug?

Mine do this all the time with the ignitor connected. It's probably from the ignitor being a loose fit on the plug that causes radio intereference.
Some of the plane people use an onboard battery that kicks in at low speeds to help keep the plug hot but I haven't seen any used on boats.
Old 03-13-2005, 09:39 PM
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well that would be an interesting project to do...how much do those things run?

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