How To: Deal with a flooded Nitro engine on an RC vehicle

Deal with a flooded Nitro engine on an RC vehicle

Alishan Mao describes how to fix a flooded Nitro Engine on an RC car, remove the excess fuel, and start the engine. Flooding of the engine can occur when priming the engine. If you prime the engine too much, the engine can get flooded, making it difficult to pull the pull start. A simple way to fix this is to remove the glow plug. Cover the top of the engine with cloth or rag and hold it there so that the fuel does not splash all over the place. Pull the pull start several times. The fuel will be absorbed by the cloth. Remove the cloth and place the glow plug back in the engine. Don't over tighten the glow plug or else the threads in the heat sink could get damaged. Test the pull start, then prime the engine once again. Insert the glow igniter and the engine should be working fine again.

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