View Full Version : Well now I've done it...
07-28-2002, 09:33 PM
I am looking for suggestions on what to do. I have a fairly new Nitro Sport that I has only had about 3/4 quart of fuel through it. I took the E/Z start off and replaced it with a pull start. Well, that didn't seem to work out too well. It was really hard to pull and didn't recoil very well. So I yanked it back off and put my E/Z start back on. When I took the pull start off, the dang thing sprung out on me(yes I'm a newbie, you can quit laughing now) Well to make a long story short, my engine was hard to crank for some reason, I checked for flooding but there wasn't a whole lot of fuel in it. The next thing was catastrophic. I pulled the head off to see if maybe I had damaged something internally, and while I was trying to get the sleeve out I damaged the piston. After looking at prices for a new piston/sleeve set and stabbing myself in the thumb with an x-acto knife, I am wondering if I should just purchase a new engine. I wanted to make it a Pro .15 anyhow, so the cost of a new head, carbeurator, and piston/sleeve set would cost more than a new engine itself. Does anyone use a different brand of engine? Is this the only kind that will work? How much better is a slide carb vs. a rotary carb? Will a slide carb work with a Sport? I had looked at some O.S. Engines, I like the 15 CVX. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated!
07-28-2002, 10:21 PM
Maybe just take atvantage of Traxxas engine exchange program.
Tazz R/C owner
07-28-2002, 10:27 PM
I would go with the engine exchange. The TRX engines are the only ones that will fit in with no modifications.
You will want to look at this to get your pullstart back in one piece...
...and next time, use a small screw driver to pull it off...
Tazz R/C owner
07-29-2002, 06:55 PM
Why do people yell all the time? :confused:
Typing in caps makes people NOT read your post.
You don't want to remove the tranny brace. That will make your truck as weak as a gt. All you need to do is grind a little bit of it away so you can get to the needles.
07-29-2002, 09:17 PM
Thanks for all the replies, I think I may trade it in for a new Pro .15. Will they take this engine as a trade in, even with a damaged piston? Also, will they give me a Pro or the stock version that came with my sport?
07-30-2002, 07:37 AM
I made a big BOO BOO..
I consider myself warned about my language. I should have known better. I do realize that if I decide to make post with profanity in them that I will be banned from the boards.
After all the Rules do state....
TRAXXAS has a zero tolerance policy. Posting something to the TRAXXAS forum which personally attacks another forum member or contains profanity or any type of racial or ethnic slur will result in immediate suspension of your user account
And Guys typing in all CAPITAL letters is not very cool either. So do not waste your time doing it for Les will just delete your post.
Tazz R/C owner
07-30-2002, 07:43 AM
The tranny brace is there to prevent flex between the engine and the tranny. Without it, it will be a lot easier for you to strip spur gears, because the mesh will change when the chassis flexes.
07-30-2002, 07:51 AM
that explains my mishap last week i went to use my car then all of a sudden I the car would not go I looked at the spur gear and is was gone i mean destroyed. I will take this into concideration can you tell me more about the grinding maybe provide pictures. could i be the first one that you heard of to put a .16 into a nitro sport?
my ns will beat any nitro sport in boston
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