View Full Version : Rustler sat for 3 months will it start?
02-05-2002, 11:45 PM
Hey guys i haven't used my nrustler since november and i'm planning on firing it up tomorrow because i just got aluminum rear stock towers and i want to check them out and i'm also dying to mess with it again. Anyways it's been sitting for a few months out in a cold garage just wondering if it will start up without any problems or what? I did put after run oil in it and drained all the gas out of it before i stored it for winter
02-05-2002, 11:51 PM
If you used the after run you should be good to go. I would probably take the plug out and put a couple drops more in and work the piston and all by rotating the flywheel a few turns.
02-05-2002, 11:58 PM
Pokey is right, it should start. I'd either take it in the house overnight to let it warm up, or use a hair dryer to heat up the engine before trying to start it. Thats one thing about these little 2 strokes, they like to be warm when you try to start them. ;)
Pull the plug and look at it. If it has rust on the bottom of it. You should take it apart and give it a good cleaning.
Hopefuly you removed the batteries from the truck and radio. If not you may need to clean the contacts. Leaving Alky batts in a truck or radio for a long period of time is not a good thing to do for they will leak. Replacing the batteries would be a good idea.
If all is well you should be ok. Clean and oil the air filter. Place some after run oil in the carb and crank it over for a few seconds to make sure that it is rotating freely.
Check the fuel lines for cracks. Replace if any dought exist that they may be bad.
If it were outside. It would be a good idea also to check the clutch spring and clutch bell for rust.
Make sure also that the servos are working ok.
If all is well Place a new plug in the engine and go for it.
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