View Full Version : Backplate Gasket?
03-14-2001, 09:30 AM
I bought a used T-MAXX the other day. Not one scratch on it. The only problem is: it won't start. I have been through it totally. Used my Pede's gas tank, changed the carb (with a new one). I also got a brand new TRX pro 15 in the deal. I have noticed a lot a fuel around the base of the engine while trying to start it. The fuel lines appear to be sealed with no noticeable leaks. So I went into the engine just to cover all the bases. My question is this: Does the backplate have an actual gasket, or does the mfr use silicone? Mine was sealed with orange silicone. I am thinking that the engine may have been sucking air from here. Thanks for your replies....
03-14-2001, 01:03 PM
Mine has a clear plastic looking gasket for the backplate. It seems to work well. A think you may want to check is the starter shaft (the shaft the one-way bearing is mounted to). Hold it with your index finger and thumb. Move it up and dow as well as side to side. It should not have excessive play. If it does, this is where it could be sucking air and leaking fuel. You'll need to replace the backplate and possibly that shaft.
I hope this helps....
03-14-2001, 02:33 PM
Thanks everyone for your input. When I get home tonight I'll check out the play on the shaft.... I can't remember if I had done that yet. One of the reasons for going inside the engine was to completely clean it out also. Who knows, maybe it'll fire up soon. I'll let you know.......
03-15-2001, 12:28 AM
it is possible that you have primed it so much that you have filled the engine with fuel? it could be a leaking gesket try to tighten up the backplate screws
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