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    Giving the engine a drink.

    Ok so i blew up my engine last weekend. Maybe a bit too lean? Who knows. But ive been thinking about questionable methods that i had been trying lately to start the engine.

    Is it ok to add a drop of nitro straight into the engine (where the glow plug goes) to help start the engine? It was becoming a common practice of mine...

    Thinking about getting a new engine and want to see what the experts have to say bout this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000edgar0000 View Post
    Ok so i blew up my engine last weekend. Maybe a bit too lean? Who knows. But ive been thinking about questionable methods that i had been trying lately to start the engine.

    Is it ok to add a drop of nitro straight into the engine (where the glow plug goes) to help start the engine? It was becoming a common practice of mine...

    Thinking about getting a new engine and want to see what the experts have to say bout this....
    Im starting to understand why and how ur engine was "blown up" ...

    with nitro, common sense goes along way. You should NEVER pour nitro directly into the combusion chamber, it will cause hydro lock and damage your glow plug and or piston and sleeve.

    There is a reason these engines have a carb. Its to properly add the correct amount of fuel to the right amount of air. That's why tunning is so important. To lean, means no lubrication. No lubrication means a destroyed engine.

    And you SHOULD know if you were running it lean by temps and how it is acting.

    I would suggest an electric vehicle, Or starting with somthing basic like a .15 pro.
    Last edited by mxaustin; 07-06-2015 at 09:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000edgar0000 View Post
    Ok so i blew up my engine last weekend. Maybe a bit too lean? Who knows. But ive been thinking about questionable methods that i had been trying lately to start the engine.

    Is it ok to add a drop of nitro straight into the engine (where the glow plug goes) to help start the engine? It was becoming a common practice of mine...

    Thinking about getting a new engine and want to see what the experts have to say bout this....
    Straight Methanol into the combustion chamber will make it fire right up. That's what the crew chiefs spray into the butterflies of the top fuel cars at the starting line.
    I believe Methanol vapor is what keeps the glow plug ignite. Nitro is just the power adder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000edgar0000 View Post
    Ok so i blew up my engine last weekend. Maybe a bit too lean? Who knows. But ive been thinking about questionable methods that i had been trying lately to start the engine.

    Is it ok to add a drop of nitro straight into the engine (where the glow plug goes) to help start the engine? It was becoming a common practice of mine...

    Thinking about getting a new engine and want to see what the experts have to say bout this....
    Did you happen to have a "supercharger" on the engine? (https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...ercharged-Revo) If so, then that explains a lot.

    With the engine out of the truck and to test, I've placed a couple drops through the carb to get it it to fire for a second but if you need to place a drop of fuel through the carb to prime it, then there is bigger issues that need to be addressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    Did you happen to have a "supercharger" on the engine? (https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...ercharged-Revo) If so, then that explains a lot.

    With the engine out of the truck and to test, I've placed a couple drops through the carb to get it it to fire for a second but if you need to place a drop of fuel through the carb to prime it, then there is bigger issues that need to be addressed.
    Im the TMaxx owner and no supercharger on mine. I guess i learned the hard way what not to do... Thanks!
    Last edited by 0000edgar0000; 07-07-2015 at 07:27 AM.

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