View Full Version : Glow plugs, the bane of R/C
01-05-2003, 02:56 PM
I really hate having an american car...in england.It sucks.My glow plug in my trx .15 has gone up poo creak without a paddle and i CANT get hold of any traxxas plugs, so what alternatives work? I need a hot and a medium plug...Help! lol :mad:
01-05-2003, 03:07 PM
get an os 8 and a mc 59 they are great plugs
01-05-2003, 04:15 PM
i use model technics firepower f7 hot
01-05-2003, 04:51 PM
Yes, I hate living in England with an American car as well. I wish I lived in Florida, where I could bash the 4-TEC everyday after work, and not have to worry about the cold. I also use Model Technic's plugs in my Traxxas engine's and they seem to work great in my engines.
Here's the link to their page: www.modeltechnics.co.uk
You should be able to find them at your LHS.
Hope this helps,
01-06-2003, 01:16 AM
i find rossi "ECO medium" plugs work fine for me in hot' Australia.
01-06-2003, 12:09 PM
Glow plugs are GREAT. The only reason all the glow plugs you are using are going bad is because your engine isn't tuned right. You have to tune your engine. It sounds like you don't even care if your engine is overheating. Also, could you tell me how you drove the car during break-in, like how much throttle,did you do smooth throttle, did you lean it out through the tanks. Glow plugs give NO problems to me and my picco. I don't even need to carry more than 1 extra glow plug. My engine is tuned so well all the time that i haven't changed my glow plug in over a month, since i did my rebuild, i have only gone through about 3 or 4 glow plugs and my engine has about 1 and a half gallons through. You just need to tune your engine. Sorry if i sound a little mean saying "i bet you don't even care if your engine is overheating" but i just get so frustrated since i know some people that are SSSOOO careless with they're engines that they should deserve to go back to radioshack r/c's.
01-06-2003, 01:11 PM
Ok, since i got my car for crimbo i was V E R Y careful during break in. My car dont overheat and i drive my car like a f1 racer with no legs : very slowly :) Its jus that my plug is fouled (leading to hard starting and poor performance) an im having a hard time finding a new one. Ok?
01-07-2003, 04:40 AM
how long does the plug last.
its been a gallon and its still running strong
01-07-2003, 01:00 PM
My glow plug JUST made it through break thru, some people are lucky and dont have to replace their plug for ages, i was unfortunate in it going weak after all that rich fuel :( Id think about ordering a new one now if youve had a gallon thru it tho... Fouled/weak glowplugs give poor performace at high speeds and cause hard starting, so a new one is recommended :) ok?
01-07-2003, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by DeanB500
My glow plug JUST made it through break thru, some people are lucky and dont have to replace their plug for ages, i was unfortunate in it going weak after all that rich fuel :( Wow, Ive put around 15 tanks on the stock plug. I just recently brought an hotter plug. Its an Os something.
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