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    Glow plugs

    Anyone have any problems with glow plugs? Mine is tuned perfect runs great but when i am done for the day and do my after run maitinance the glow plug looks like the coil is being pulled out. Anyone have this problem? I have my tuning down for sure i have two t-maxx's a 4910 and 4907 and i have never had this happen in those! Could it possibly be from high speed runs?

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    Hmm. I dont really take my plug out, just shoot WD in the intake after each run. Cant help u there, but if it still runs fine i suppose it shouldnt be that bad.

    How old plug? could just be the compression/suction in the engine
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    Brand new plug one fuel filler bottle ran through on new plug and it does seem to have more compression than my other 3.3s

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    Ya, never heard of that either
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    Glow plug damage is due to tune, internal engine damage or foreign matter inside.

    If all you are doing is high-speed runs then that could be your issue. These engines are not designed to run sustained high rpms for a considerable amount of time.
    The Super Derecho

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    I think that is the problem dg that is pretty much all i do is speed runs bc thats all the pavement i have room to do.

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    Time for a RC airplane engine !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerToTheMaxx View Post
    Time for a RC airplane engine !!!

    Zoom zoom lol

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    Hmm. I have a Fox 5.0... wonder how fast thatd make the jato move...

    But how do you use a bump starter on a Jato?
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    i like where this is going..

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    Welcome to the forum. And yes, that or my 4 stroke nitro... Except it has no compression and I can't find the wrench to get it off the plane
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    alot of time metal shavinings can get inside the piston chamber and ruin plugs.

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