View Full Version : Trouble with recoil starter
01-15-2001, 09:01 PM
Has anyone here ever taken off the ez start in favor for the recoil starter. I put one on and i've found it alsmost impossible to pull. I end up pulling my truck off the ground or flexing the chassis. It's not hydro-locked or anything. If I take the plug out, it's easy to pull. Can the compression be that high that I can't pull start it? I don't have a compression gauge so I can't tell you how much compression she has.
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01-15-2001, 09:23 PM
if you take the plug out and its easy to pull, thats means locked. probably hydro, and if it was like that with your ez start, then thats very bad. also you are not saving that much wieght, and the ez starts works pretty well, at least the news ones do. so why did you ditch it?
01-15-2001, 10:52 PM
if it's a newer engine it is just the engines compression. after frying my ez-start in my nitro 4-tec (oooh, so thats why they say to only press the button for a short period of time...) i put in a recoil starter. mine did the same thing, a year later it still does it. even when completely devoid of fuel in the engine. these are very high compression engines (but it will diminish as the engine warms up) ush down on the head with your hand while holding the g.p. ignitor, its the only way. and i sincerely hope your engine is tuned well and easy to start. if not bloody knuckles will ensue...
01-16-2001, 12:09 AM
i got tired of stripping ez start gears so i put on a recoil. i have had no troubles. some say you can loosen the gp just a little and then start it and tighten the gp. never had to. mine works great and starts up after about 5 or so pulls cold. when warm, half a pull.
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I love my recoil starter - just wish Traxxas would post a "how-to" on rebuilding it.
01-16-2001, 05:18 PM
Ok,you people with problems with the e-z start just have bad luck because they say hold the bitton for no more than 5 secs. well i always held mine for about ten secs. i still have no problem with it and ive had my starter for a year now and ive never stripped a gear and i still have the stock plastic gears too.soo i dont see why everybody else has a problem.oh yea and to keep the gears from strip[ping if you are having that problem ive noticed that not charging your batt. all the way like they tell you to helps alot when the engine gets hydro locked.instead of striping the gears the e-z start motor will just stop.
01-16-2001, 06:48 PM
Yeah it may be flooded yah as usual flip it over,pull the recoil a few times and try again
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01-17-2001, 12:11 AM
Is it true that Traxxas' new and replacement ezstart gears are a stronger redesign that are less likely to be a problem? I got a new NRustler in November and have run 1.5 gals thru w/no problem with the ezstart.
01-20-2001, 12:30 AM
I replaced the ezstart with a pull start and had the same problems. It just wouldn't pull, or the one way bearing slips. I back out the glow plug 1/4 turn - it pulls and starts fine -then I tighten the glow plug up again. Works perfect!
01-20-2001, 06:48 AM
i have also replaced the ez start with a recoil starter because the motor wouldnt turn the engine. I have found that placing your finger over the exhaust outlet and pulling the starter cord for 1-2 secs makes starting much easier. also heating the head up with a hair dryer before uses makes the pull starter much easier to pull.
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