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Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

Old 09-26-2003, 02:33 PM
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Default Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

I bought a Tmaxx 2.5 about 4 weeks ago, but I haven't ran it in 1 week. I fired it up today and was driving it around. It runs just fine then all of a sudden the engine shuts down. I fire it up again works good then come to a stop and the engine shuts down again. Any ideas? Any help will be great.
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:28 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

What temps are you getting to? Perhaps it is overheating.

Also, maybe it is running rich (if it happens before you actually get to normal temp) and gets loaded up with fuel.
Need more info I think
Old 09-26-2003, 03:31 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

maby ur runnin it to lean there for it over heats and shuts off
Old 09-26-2003, 03:51 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

Glow plug is bad
Old 09-29-2003, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

maybe the idle is to low
Old 09-30-2003, 01:15 AM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

t-maxx sucks??? j/k
Old 09-30-2003, 02:45 AM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

I vote with Fordplay on this one - bad glow plug.

It's happened a lot with my savage ss too - just try out a new glow plug in there, worked for me
Old 09-30-2003, 07:51 AM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

Try a new glow plug. Does it run fine while not moving? If not then check your idle setting.
Old 09-30-2003, 02:16 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

Hey, when my glow plug went it wouldn't stall until I tried to move off.

A new glow plug sorted it out though, so that HAD to be the problem...

Just because it idles OK with a plug, doesn't mean that plug is good :P
Old 10-29-2003, 09:05 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

I have two traxxas vehicles Rustler & t-maxx with the 2.5. Your running it to lean and it is over heating.
Old 10-30-2003, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

u said u didn't run it for a week did u leave old fuel in it? if u do that the alcohol evaperates and the truck will run like crap.if not probably 2n lean or glow plug
Old 10-30-2003, 04:41 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

yea miks right
Old 10-30-2003, 06:22 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

my t-maxx use to do that all the time. I could never run a full tank of gas without having to let it cool down to restart. I bought a fantom racing 18 motor, and now i am happy again.
Old 11-01-2003, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

u should have just got a cooler head instead of another motor
Old 11-01-2003, 04:19 PM
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Default RE: Tmaxx 2.5 Runs then stops

i got a msj head for it and it still had probs thats y i got rid of it and got the fantom ive got no probs now

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