: My New Toy!



Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 04:46 PM
This is my new car I got today form MRC https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif


And!!1 The dam glow plugs are SO SMALL!!!!!1 I thought they were bigger!


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AussieRCBasher
11-11-2004, 04:52 PM
nice rustler! enjoy it!

Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 04:53 PM
Thanks mate!

Oblivion
11-11-2004, 05:14 PM
sweet, another nitro rusty' https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif im sure u will love it

tOiletduck
11-11-2004, 05:18 PM
Nice one Matt! Can we have some action pics when shes all run in?https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

Trader
11-11-2004, 05:18 PM
Im afraid you will get booked with that https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif



Bloody hell those things fly https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 05:35 PM
Nice one Matt! Can we have some action pics when shes all run in?https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif


Sure dude, "She" prolly wont be run in till next wednesday morning so you will prolly have em next wednesday arvo https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 05:58 PM
1 Question, Anyone know how to get the air filter off? https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif

jiggen5354
11-11-2004, 06:43 PM
assuming there are nocable ties, just give it a tug. the filter should come off the carb

Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 06:44 PM
There is a cable tie... https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley6.gif Do I cut it? or yank it off?

jiggen5354
11-11-2004, 06:50 PM
depends how tight it is on the carb. when you do put the air filter back on, make sure you cable tie the filter back on. It doesn't take much crap to go down the carb to turn a nitro engine into a expensive paper wieght.

Flat_Matt
11-11-2004, 06:53 PM
Do I cut it ot get it off or just pull it? I dont wanna reck this truck in the first few hours https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif

Oblivion
11-11-2004, 07:57 PM
if you watch the dvd they show you another way..


squeeze the air filter neck just behind the head of the filter, and pop the filter head off the rubber neck. the only prob is you cannot see in the carb, but you can spray your wd40 (after run oil) in there and clean your filter very easily. try avoid removing it at the carb base all the time unless u have to.

Oblivion
12-11-2004, 03:08 PM
yeah, u need to use a new ziptie (the small ones)..

Flat_Matt
12-11-2004, 03:11 PM
Stuff that, I removed my post because I got ****ed off and done what you said (Pull just the head off) https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif and I dont wanna really use a new ziptie each time, But thanks obliv https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

djrice
17-11-2004, 07:03 AM
zip ties r a great thing dats ever invented

Flat_Matt
17-11-2004, 07:04 AM
My Nitro Rustler is stuffed, the engine wont even spin during the first tank, any suggestions?

Oblivion
17-11-2004, 07:58 AM
your engine probably has too much compression, or is flooded..


1) did you check your carby settings?? they are ALWAYS wrong from the factory https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif 4 turns out with the high speed needle, flush with throttle arm on low speed needle (or about 1 + 3/4 out from closed) then re-try starting it after doing step 2.


2) remove glow plug, flip truck upside down, and use the ez starter for about 10 seconds.. if u get a big shower of fuel come out the engine, it was surely flooded...


3) when you try start your truck up, loosen the glow plug a little bit so u lose a small amount of compression... start the engine and immediately re-tighten the glow plug while its idling.. https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif


the first 2 tanks are the worst coz the engines are tight..Edited by: Oblivion

Flat_Matt
17-11-2004, 08:06 AM
Thanks oblivi, Working now, Just finished tank 2, Letting it cool https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif


The first tank about 1 mininto it, there was steam/smoke comming form the glow plug, Richened it about 1/8th on HSN and working great now, Unburnt fuel comming form exhaustand no smoke/steam from the glow plughttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifEdited by: Flat_Matt

Mighty Revo
17-11-2004, 08:15 AM
how much is a traxxas rustler worth?

Oblivion
17-11-2004, 08:21 AM
they are pretty cheap.. my friend got one from tower hobbies.com inc. freight for about $500 - 550au with a golden horizons cooling head






The first tank about 1 mininto it, there was steam/smoke comming form the glow plug overheating. .its probably running too lean.. also dont do break in if the temp gets over 30c (like in adelaide today)


also, a good trick to remember is to always rotate the flywheel so the piston is at the bottom of the stroke.. DO NOT leave the engine to cool with piston AT the point of compression (TDC)Edited by: Oblivion

Flat_Matt
17-11-2004, 08:28 AM
also, a good trick to remember is to always rotate the flywheel so the piston is at the bottom of the stroke.. DO NOT leave the engine to cool with piston AT the point of compression (TDC)





What happends if I do?


Also:

ADELAIDE METROPOLITAN AREA
Wednesday : Dry. A hot day with high cloud increasing. Moderate to fresh and
gusty northerly winds.

Adelaide City Max 37



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Oblivion
17-11-2004, 08:39 AM
have you felt how tight your piston is, at top dead centre when cold? then try it when the engine is hot.... new engines are quite tight and break in is all about heat temperingyour engine.. when hotthe piston/sleeve fit is a bit more loose,and when cool it tightens up... (this is why u never thrash a cold engine)


leaving your engine at TDC (in compression) means when your piston/sleeve cool at different rates youmay damage your piston/sleeve fit or the chrome on the bore which affects compression......


the entire engine is ABC.. Alloy (piston, block).. Brass (sleeve) and Chrome plated bore.. different parts of the engine cool at different rates.. leaving the engine at BDC allows the engine to cool without the sleeve "pinching" around the piston


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Flat_Matt
17-11-2004, 09:35 AM
I am on my 5th tank and going to leave it for a while, after the 3 second run to WOT a tyre came off and as i was putting it back on i burnt my finger on the exhaust pipe https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif

Oblivion
17-11-2004, 11:36 AM
hehe, sounds like u was having one of them days...


so how are u finding the truck now.. .starting, idling, performing pretty good? no more break in pains?

Flat_Matt
17-11-2004, 11:46 AM
Dam the truck is fine, I havent experianced any break in pains, Only stalled once when I let the tank run dry on tank 1, Starts within 10 secs and Idle speed is walking pace, Will adjust idle screw later when Finished, When dad gets home will go to large paved area and do tank 4 and 5, tank 1, 2, 3 done on my driveway but driveway not long enough now and will need to do ot somewhere else, Street is a hill and no good...


Will update when I get home later https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif