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  1. Demonimp

    Shims in nitro engine

    Hi guys I have a large box of bits and i found a 4.6 hpi savage engine so thought i would take it apart to investigate it so I tested compression and it was very weak so took the head off and there was 8 shims so I'm thinking king if I reduce the amount by 50% it should in crease as there is no...
  2. I

    Losi Ten-T tuning help

    Hi guys, Still new to the hobby learning lots from here. Have a dilema. Started the TenT, after it sitting for couple of month. Trying to tune it. The mix seems a little rich even when LS needle is fully closed. Can someone clarify what could cause this. Thanks,
  3. Daniel J

    My nitro RC engine is stalling

    My nitro rc car starts and then stalls shortly after every time even if I give it gas . It like it bogs out. We've tried leaning richining new glow plug fresh fuel. Please help I'm really frustrated. I even took the backplate of.
  4. Geatfriq

    Need help with tuning

    Nova Rossi p5xl .21s having trouble tuning. I’m a basher so. I would like a tune with some power but also with engine longevity in mind. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  5. Bullwinkel

    Can’t prime HPI Firestorm

    Hi hope someone can give me a heads up. Have a HPI firestorm nitro not had it running for at least 12 months so dusted it off checked all set up is ok everything seems to be working but I cannot prime it! Fuel tanks full air filter clear covered exhaust and pull and nothing......not a drip going...
  6. rednexneffex2

    Need a bit of help with tuning

    Got a new redcat lightning with a .16 engine in it.Break in went smooth and well.Had it running really well and was out for about an hour playing.Never had a single issue and ran really well.However I noticed the break was hanging up so I adjusted that just before putting it away.I waent to...
  7. rednexneffex2

    new to nitro and having a bit of a problem

    Got a new redcat lightning with a .16 engine in it.Break in went smooth and well.Had it running really well and was out for about an hour playing.Never had a single issue and ran really well.However I noticed the break was hanging up so I adjusted that just before putting it away.I waent to...
  8. SpontaniousCombustion

    Confused, not sure what to do!

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post. A few months back I purchased a HoBao RTR Cage Nitro car and had a few problems getting it started when it first arrived so naturally, I took it to my local RC shop and asked them for help and they turn the tuning needles and managed to...
  9. Michael.Nitro

    Dynamite Mach .26 engine , losi lst PLEASE HELP!!

    I really need help with my Mach .26 engine , I really need to know the factory carb settings, any websites I check always show different info I already ruined one engine I don't want to make the mistake again. Please help
  10. Leo3

    RJ Speed pro mod tuning.

    I have a pro mod running a castle sidewinder 3 with a 7700kv castle. Trying to gear it. What size pinion should I try, with that 7700kv motor
  11. Scalded-dog

    Engine ping? after wot

    Nitro noob here. After running a wot pass with a warmed up engine it makes a funny sound. It sounds like a normal engine then it goes ding ding ding and back to normal. The ding sounds start after letting off throttle and last for 1-2 seconds. Details below: Savage 4.6 truck and engine...
  12. 2GMitsubishi

    Redcat SH.18 will not start.. Help needed

    My Volcano S30 will not start.. I have new fuel, new fuel filter, I cleaned the lines out just to be sure.. My carb settings are LSN 3 turns out and HSN 3 1/2 turns out. New hot glow plug that tested good and I've got a full charge on my igniter. Wtf could be the issue? I've adjusted the LSN a...
  13. T

    Kyosho Drx One11 Nitro

    Recently purchased and awaiting a delivery of a kyosho drx gp with the gx18 engine I've yet to find any information wether any other body shells fit this as it is a unique 1/9 size. I was hoping to get a Evo or m3 or focus style shell but am unaware what my options are. I've looked into mp9...
  14. S

    Nitro car running weird when getting hot

    Hi! I have this HPI Trophy 3.5. It drives really well and with no problem at all. However, when i have used 3/4 of a tank and it's around as hot as it gets, it starts to run really bad. Everytime i hit the brakes it just dies, it has no trouble standing in neutral, but whenever i drive it and i...
  15. WVNed

    Tuning a LRP.28

    I put a new LRP .28 in my savage. I can't get it to tune. It runs very rich at idle to partial throttle and very lean ( loses power) at full throttle. It will idle with the LSN closed. I was doing the fuel line pinch and it dies at 7 seconds. I was trying to get it down to 5. It died at 7...
  16. R

    issue tuning new mgt 8.0

    Hey guys just picked up a 8.0 and am having difficultys. I've had nitro in the past but not all the issues. I've messed with all carb settings and need to start over. It seems that the low speed needle can turn in to many turns. I screwed it in about 7 turns and it would go more but i stopped...
  17. TTB1992

    Newb asking; Engine troubles

    Hi, info: A have an on-road car with a Force 15s engine. I is fitted with a pull start, a aluminium flywheel with a three shoe'd clutch and a two speed bell. My glowplug is a rossi r2 hot plug. I run a methanol fuel (ofcourse) with 10% nitro. Problem: The car ran fine. I took it out, started...
  18. M

    Help, Hyper 7 tuning issues

    haven't played with rc's for a long time and not very knowledgeable of them at all yet problems -when I get it running it wants to walk away from me slightly but if I mess with idle in the slightest it will die -turning radius is only a little more then half of what it was originally -when I...
  19. B2P

    Tamiya TL-01 Brushless & Brushed tuning

    Remove all plastic parts such as lower arms and mechanic control unit Replace all plastic ball bearings with Metal ones, I used the tl-01 tuning set. I ordered all new aluminium hopup parts such as aluminium drive shaft aluminium springs I ordered all new aluminium springs and...
  20. H

    Newbie needs tuning help

    So I just bought a HSP 1/8 truck with the SH .21 engine. I went through the entire sealing the engine process and break-in. Is it normal to have to re-tune the engine every time you run it? I can have it running great one day, then the next it won't start. Then after tweaking the lsn and hsn it...
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