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GilShapley
#1 Posted : 18 April 2015 17:48:00

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Hi all you RC Experts

The Hummer is my first RC Model and I am having trouble getting the engine to start. It did run once but since then no luck

All the RC controls seem to work as they should with all parts that should move doing so as the relevant command is sent from the hand unit

The glow plug is working OK and I have tried several (tested by inserting the plug into the starter, nice red glow )

I would assume that as I pull the starter handle fuel should be drawn along the fuel line to the engine and there should be no air bubbles in the line. I have noticed that fuel does not seem to be drawn in as I would expect. I have used the setting for the engine as per the instructions but still no joy

Any advice/suggestions would be welcombe

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#2 Posted : 18 April 2015 20:39:15

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Ensure that you have fresh fuel in the tank.

If the glow plug glows but is dull then you may need a new plug or that the glow start is not fully charged. If the plug glows brightly then neither the glow plug or glow start are the problem

To check that the engine is getting fuel, cover the end of the exhaust pipe with your finger and pull the cord a few times, this will cause a pressure to build up in the fuel tank and force the fuel through the tube to the carb, if that doesn't work try blowing down the end of the pipe that's connected to the exhaust, this will cause the same effect.
Be careful not to flood the engine., if you do, remove the plug and pull the cord a few times to eject the excess fuel then replace the plug - mind your eyes as you do this!

Also remove the fuel line from the carb and blow down the line to clear any blockage that may be in the tank.

Remove the air filter off and look inside the carb, the gap between the carb slide and the carb housing at idle should be around 1mm.

If the engine is still refusing to start, take the glow plug out and squirt a very small amount of fuel into the hole the glow plug screws into then replace the plug and give the pull cord a few pulls, if it fires up then dies down its most likely a problem with the carb settings.

Have a read of this Kysho PDF to restore to factory settings:
http://www.kyosho.com/jp...74023_gx21_engine_m.pdf

If the engine is very cold you may need to open the throttle a tiny bit just to help it start. The trick is to pull the pull start quickly in quick short jabs and consistently.



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#3 Posted : 16 June 2015 18:21:42

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Still was having problems starting so sent off for a replacement carb

Still no joy. took engine apart cleaned and reassembled

Still no go

In the end removed the plug, put some fuel in the cylinder replaced the plug, on with the heater a quick pull on the starter and off we jolly well went

Not to sure how long the tyres will last on my concrete drive will have to look around for some spares

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#4 Posted : 16 June 2015 21:11:08

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Glad your sorted, have fun BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 12 September 2015 20:43:43

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can't get running no matter what i try

back to factory settings and won't start

fuel in header, no go

have put fuel pump on chassis but will not ignite, glow starter and plug burning bright

tried different chassis and exhaust, as it seemed like there was no pressure in the tank.

not happy, got same engine in kyosho buggy and that starts

got both 16% & 25% fuel
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#6 Posted : 13 September 2015 11:19:57

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Have you double checked the assembly of the engine and ensured that the head gasket and carb gasket are fitted and correctly seated?

Have you tried warming the engine ahead of trying to pull start?

Is fuel actually moving along the fuel line when priming the engine?

It might be an idea to remove any add-on's until you caget it to burst into life as it's one thing to rule out.
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#7 Posted : 13 September 2015 11:47:44

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Try warming the engine with a hair dryer if nothing looks out of place it maybe just too cold to start easily.
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#8 Posted : 22 September 2015 12:38:51

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still not able to get going, it would seem that there is no pressure in tank as lid does not close tightly enough creating air bubbles in line.

is there a parts list for the car, or an exploded view??

will be changing fuel tank and exhaust for more pressure.

full of design flaws this thing.
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#9 Posted : 22 September 2015 13:00:21

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We dont have a parts list or exploded view available for this model.

Contact customer services to obtain a replacement issue 43 fuel tank, not forgetting to advise that the one you have has a faulty cap seal.

We've sold numerous numbers of the Hummer kit across the UK, Germany and other parts of the world, without any such ongoing problems being encountered.
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#10 Posted : 03 October 2015 22:03:36

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not had reply from cs about replacement tank yet but i have changed the exhaust
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#12 Posted : 22 November 2016 13:49:58

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Hi, soon I'm going to start my Hummer for the first time. What about fuel for it? Which one You recommend?
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#13 Posted : 22 November 2016 14:39:41

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Nitro fuel with a 20% nitro content such as this one..
http://www.modelsport.co...DjdW9vNACFRAW0wodgqcBQg
Don't forget that you also need a glow starter.
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#14 Posted : 22 November 2016 15:06:56

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Thanks, where I can find right glow starter?
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#16 Posted : 23 November 2016 12:06:29

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Many thanks!!!
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#17 Posted : 26 November 2016 13:58:38

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I've got everything, so any tips before first start?
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#18 Posted : 26 November 2016 14:03:01

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Follow the info in the instructions and also this Kyosho PDF.. http://www.kyosho.com/jp...74023_gx21_engine_m.pdf
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#19 Posted : 23 February 2020 11:49:20

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I can’t get the engine to start. I followed all the setup instructions and at first I could get it to fire by putting a few drops of fuel into the glow plug hole but it fired then stopped immediately. I have followed all the tips on here with no luck. Now I can’t even get the starter cord to pull. It is stuck solid. I think I have a faulty engine. How do I get a new one?
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#20 Posted : 24 February 2020 01:31:46

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Remove the spark plug first, to eliminate the possibility of hydrolic lock,pull the starter cord a few times to make sure it turns over. Make sure your glow starter is charged up.
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