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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Here at HPI Racing UK there is a dedicated team of Customer Service Technicians at the end of a telephone, to take care of your warranty and technical needs, no matter how big or small.
If you require any assistance please contact the Customer Service Team by typing in your question below or contact us by calling the local rate telephone number: 0845 00 66 160 (Standard office hours are: 8:30 - 17:00 Monday - Friday)
The following 3 questions match the keyword STALL
There are several methods of stopping your engine; the easiest is to use a rag pressed over the tip of your engine's exhaust. Be very careful when doing this, the exhaust on your car is likely to be hot, especially if it is made of metal!
You can also pinch the fuel line running from the fuel tank to the engine until the engine stalls. It is recommended that you do this with the car's wheels off the floor; as the fuel runs out the engine revs will increase before the engine stalls.
If you have an HPI Savage you can also use the optional Engine Stop System with your car - this is compatible with all of the Savage series except the XL.
It sounds like your idle speed is set too low. Try turning the idle screw 1/2 turn clockwise and start the engine of your car with the wheels off the ground. You can use your instruction manual to help identify the idle screw if you are unsure where to find it.
Next, apply the brakes on your transmitter and start turning the idle screw slowly anti-clockwise until the engine stalls. Once you have reached this point, turn the idle screw 1/8 turn clockwise again.
When set correctly the car should sit at a standstill when the engine is idling. You may find that on a brand new car the idle has to be set slightly higher so that the car does not stall. This is acceptable provided the car is not moving quicker than walking pace. You should be able to reduce the idle speed after a few more tanks of fuel.
Keywords: BRAKES, BULLET, ENGINE, FIRESTORM, LIGHTNING, MT2, NITRO, NITRO 3, PULSE, SAVAGE, STALL, STOP, TROPHY
There are one of two possible problems:
1) The glowplug may require replacement. You can find details of the glowplugs that HPI have available on the website.
2) Your engine may be set too rich - try returning the engine to it's base settings as shown in the instruction manual or on the tutorial DVD and beginning the tuning process again.