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- The Shire - NZ
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KE15 w/stock carb, which I'm pretty sure is a rebadge of a Force .15 engine. I wound up swapping it back from the TT engine, it seemed redundant with the TT-Fish. The other cars I'd sat for a season fired up and had no issues.
Plastic carb body which is ok I guess, but I do generally admire the metal ones more. Appreciate the tip about the GX carb, I snagged it for ~$45 which seemed extremely reasonable.
It was very reliable before, so it does seem like it's one specific issue and not a general malaise of the engine. Definitely true about the low idle, though too low seemed prone to stalling after WOT runs.
The smallest silicone o-rings I can find still have a 4mm OD, slightly too much for carb needles which I believe need 2mm or 3mm OD rings, which that store has in NBR rubber. Might be worth picking up to do replacements with anyway, and its dirt cheap.
I have seen the V2 FW06 idle so nice and low, I blew me away.
Like in this video, FF to 11 mins 20 secs to see how it idles, did you ever manage to get yours to run like that?
I am still not done with my investigation as to why Force 18 carb was sticking/binding, because after installing an SH18 carb (fully metal), same issue, I literally have to apply ARO to the carb slide for it not to bind, its like the slide gets washed with pure methanol and then sticks after that. Hard to explain. I wanna try GXR15 carb now, prob this coming weekend.
What is your general procedure for tuning, in detail how do you tune LSN?
Regarding the O rings, the ones (some have two) on LSN are super small, much smaller than HSN.
I like buying Traxxas Carb rebuild kit, as it comes with a dust boot and lots of different sizes of silicone and rubber seals.