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  1. #1
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    What to buy to start again.

    My Jato 3.3 has been in storage for a little over 3 years.
    When I stored it everything ran flawlessly.
    What do I need to buy the get it started again. The hobby store is quite far so I'd like to make it a one trip thing.

    Thank you guys.

  2. #2
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    Buy a couple plugs, fuel, and make sure your starter battery will still hold a charge and start the truck if not buy a new battery. Possibly clean or replace the one way bearing on the starter shaft.
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  3. #3
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    So...
    5 glow plugs (if you plan to run often and have to learn tuning again)
    Probably need a new rx battery and starter battery
    New owb
    New fuel lines
    New fuel tank o ring
    And a gallon of 20% fuel! 👍
    Those are the things that I've seen age eat at. Bearings will be alright for now but over time they may quit on you. I wouldn't buy bearings yet till you break one. Best of luck!
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  4. #4
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    Make sure EZ start battery is okay and is able to hold a charge. If not I recommend replacing it with a 2 cell LiPo. You will get a stronger cranking out of the EZ start and more starts out of that battery.

    Replace all fuel lines and obviously dump out any old fuel and clean the tank.

    Replace glow plug.

    Replace transmitter and receiver batteries.

    Clean air filter

    Drain, refill and bleed shocks.

    Purchase a carburetor rebuild kit and clean everything while you are in there.

    Set carburetor to factory settings, which you can find on the FAQ section of this site.

    Remove one way bearing and lubricate it with motor oil.

    New 20% nitro fuel.

  5. #5
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    I got the jato running. But I'm having trouble tuning. I'll keep at it.

  6. #6
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    Id spray some cleaner through the fuel lines into the carb, having some gum in the carb can make it run but not well. Could be bad seals or dried fuel in the exhaust too, that can screw up your tuning.

    More information would be helpful too. What exactly is it doing or not doing?
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