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06-25-2011, 05:10 PM
drove the jato almost all day at the track yesterday,no issues at all.
today i get ready to fire her up and nothing......heres whats known..
Has new glow plug
Has new one way bearing
Has good batteries
The wand has both the lights glowing on start up
the yellow wire was cleaned....no cuts or frays on any of the four wires
no idea what happened at all,plz help
06-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Does the engine turn over, and not start, or not even turn?
06-25-2011, 09:11 PM
also did you changed the carby settings ?
06-25-2011, 10:14 PM
wont do anything at all,no turn over,hum,sputtering,nothing at all
yes the carb was in the process of a tune
06-25-2011, 11:16 PM
maybe your starter motor wire just came loose, check all connections.
06-25-2011, 11:43 PM
everything tight,what are the chances that the wand just isnt working,even tho both lights are active?
06-26-2011, 12:02 AM
Does the engine turn over by hand at all?
06-26-2011, 06:57 AM
in this case it's possible that it's lack of comperssion - i hope that i spell it correctly - . do the air bubbles test to discover if there's any air leake from somewhere around the engine, cooling head or the header-pipe point. if there's no air leake, try rotating the flywheel with your finger, so i hope that you'll feel resistance while trying to rotate it. if not and i hope not, your engine is likely dead. you said that you spent the whole day playing with it so it's possible that some debris find it's way through to the engine or the engine itself gone over heated...
i hope i'm wrong :(
06-26-2011, 07:42 AM
I've had a wand die on me, so it does happen. Take out the glow plug, and leave the plug on it. Hold the glow plug to the engine, and use the wand. Does the plug light up? If not, dead wand.
06-26-2011, 10:01 AM
ok so i pulled the motor off and checked for any debris/damage.none from what i can see.
i took a drill with a brush disk on it,and i put it under the flywheel and spun it..you can hear a pop pop pop from the engine as it spins and i can feel air coming out the exhaust.
so i pulled the glow plug with the blue wire attached to it and i used the wand,and nothing happened...im guessing and hoping that the wand died on me and that theres nothing wrong with the engine
Edited for language abuse.
06-26-2011, 10:40 AM
excuse me for my poor english, what does you mean by wand, are you using shaft starter instead of the ez ?
btw, glad that your engine is not the issue :)
06-26-2011, 05:48 PM
Wand = the EZstart controller.
You need to have the yellow wire touching the glow plug while you try and use it (normally because they both touch a metal engine, it has the same effect). If it doesn't glow with the blue and yellow wire on it, the wand is dead.
06-26-2011, 07:08 PM
yup the wand is dead,i touched the yellow and blue wire and nothing,on top of that,the glow plug light went out in the wand:(
is there a pull start for these? i know ill need and ignitor
06-26-2011, 07:46 PM
I dont use my wand for the glo plug. Never have. I was always using a ignitor. But yes they do make a pull start for them. I just bought a new 3.3 for my revo that came with a pull start.
06-26-2011, 09:14 PM
thanks mind reader for the explanation :) some poor english about certain terms leads to confusion .
Truth isnt here .. you can use starter box instead.. some comes with about $45 i think.
06-27-2011, 04:36 AM
I tend to like a pull start. to many things to go bad with an EZ start.Old school but pull is a plus for me.
06-27-2011, 05:33 AM
I love EZ start.
06-27-2011, 08:05 AM
I love EZ start.
it's the best most conveiniant way to start a nitro car ever been invented and i'm stick with it and will keep on. there's no other way that you can start a nitro car with one single hand.
i'd been in a debate with what they call them "pro" about this a while ago, and they argue that the ez start is not the way of PRO to go with and i said that the only way to call someone a PRO is only when he clinshed the first or a second place everytime he raced not because he uses this method or that to start his car.
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