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Old 02-18-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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hey guys i have been popping glow plugs like u wouldnt believe, i popped 2 tonight and 2 yesterday im starting to get very frustrated, i am running revo with a rossi .21 with jp3 pipe, i ran the revo for bout 2 mins then i shut it down to help out a friend, i went to start it and a bran new plug popped in 2 mins of barely running, so then i put another new one in again i ran about 2 tanks of fuel brang it home checked the plug and guess wat the coil in that plug popped to, i dont get it the motor sits there and idles so amazing ive tried running the motor rich that didnt work ive ran it a little leaner thinkin that was the problem and i just dont get it, the motor dont even leak, ive popped 4 plugs in 3-4 tanks ive been having this issue with my motors for months can u guys help me out lol, im almost redy to get outta nitros hopefully i can get some info to help me out thanks alot guys
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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glow plug issue

What type of plug are you using?
Have you torn down the engine and checked all bearings checked the wrist pin (bent?), and the con rod and pin to see that they are true. If the pin has an eliptical shape than can only be seen with a micrometer that could be what is popping plugs.
Hopefully that is not the problem. Have you richened the mixture to accomodate for the much cooler temps. Cold air is more dense and has more oxygen which requires more fuel.
Have the coils been totally blown out? If so have you checked to see that they did no damage on the way through your engine?
Did you recently go to a longer plug? Or have you tried a shorter one?
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:13 AM   #3
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If you are blowing the plugs that quick it sounds like you are running a lean condition. Check for air leaks around the head and the plug, if you are using a turbo plug check the taper some plugs with not seat as well as the Novarossi type. The other thing you can try is put another shim in to lower the compression.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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Been there...done that...

I'm betting you've got junk in the trunk!!! You've probably sucked dirt man. Sorry to be the barer of bad news!

If you can drive your rig, and keep it going with the glow driver on it, but as soon as the driver is taken off...this is 99% going to be the reason!
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:52 AM   #5
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Have you tried to use a differnt heat range in plug? I can atest to dirt blowing plugs,what happens is the fine grains of dirt(even dust) will attatch to the coils of the plug.The Dirt(dust)will cause that piont to over heat and come apart.Blow the motor apart and check the insides for dirt and fine scratches etc..
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:47 AM   #6
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Generally popping glow plugs like that is a sign of a worn con rod bushing.
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