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Has anyone ever had their glow ignitor constantly pop off the glow plug.. and pop off when the pullstart is pulled?


Mine does this and i have no idea how to fix it and its a pain in the ass as it never stays on.
 

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Depends which type you bought.


The twist-on types usually not very good.


The spring-loaded sleeve over a claw type are more secure.
 

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Mine is a trinity one with a spring in between the battery holder and the other thing..


Ive had it since december last year, and has been acting up for quite a few months now and i have no idea why..Edited by: Star Guitar
 

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Will putting the end of it into a small amount of degreaser liquid do any harm to it?


Or washing the end off in a sink?
 

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Use alcohol to degrese it.


Or even dishsoap and water, won't hurt it if you dry it off well before re-using.
 

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is it the blue "Deluxe" one with the meter on top?


Removable cell?


Could be a dying cell, or bad contact at the cell also.
 

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Yes it is the Trinity Glo-Niter Deluxe Kit.


How would that make the ignitor itself fall off the engine?


Whenever the engine cranks over it moves a bit until it falls off and also is hard to get it to sit on in the first place.
 

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before u wash it or anything.. take out the battery!
 

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The tabs on the end unbend and you loose the locking ability. Try bending the tabs in to grip the plug better. I also try to hold the igniter and head with same hand while cranking if the motor is cold.
 

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nick, i know how much of a pain in the ass that thing is...ur best bet would be what mike said and to slightly bend it...if u can wait till the 15th and get one of the guys at the bash day to do it cos they will prob know what they are doing more than me n u...but yes i agree its a pain in the bung hole
 

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Actually that fella who said bend the tabs in.. it worked.
 

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I've said it before but my Duratrax ultra cheapie twist on D cell glow
starter has worked perfectly for me every time for over six months now,
and because I use a large capacity rechargable in it I have plenty of
charge to start my truck all day with charge to spare to start other
people's trucks whose glow starters have gone flat.




If a D cell is too large for you there is a C cell version as well.
 

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I have a c cell version and HATE it. crappy POS. Chews through normal c cells in no time...


Mine dosen't come off but i find its just as easy to push down on the glow stickinstead of the truckwhile starting.
 

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Well so far my ignitor now works perfectly. Thanks to Mike for the tip, it was just what the ignitor needed.
 

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Morphy said:
I have a c cell version and HATE it. crappy POS. Chews
through normal c cells in no time...
What sort of cells are you
using in it? I can't imagine that it should use the battery any faster
than any other brand because it's the glow plug that consumes the power.



I use a 5000mAh rechargable Nicad in my D cell, and I've never run out
of charge and I usually go for a couple of days bashes between charges.
 

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My battery seems to only last maybe a day of starting, maybe two days and on the second itd be flat after a few hours. I'm not sure if its a D cell or a C cell but its the from the Trinity Glo-Niter kit, yes that shiny blue one.
 

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nick, from what i member its a C cell. i had the c cell version of the elcheapo above and I LOVED IT
was one of the best rc investments i bought. one thing..stear clear of the elcheapo crazy clark $2 c cell batts they are useless and only last 10 or so starts..invest in a decent rechargeable as energisers are just too expensive. also as it was cheap and easy to replace i vented all my rc frustration at it...have you seen a glow ignitor fly over a 2 story house followed by fowl words...i have
 
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