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Rc car will not start

Fuel is in, glow plug warmer is charged, charging motor works fine, will not start
suggestions?

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There are two main factors in making an engine start. First, the glow plug must be working. This means that when 1.5 volt is applied, the filament will burn a bright orange. A bad glow plug will not generate enough heat to burn the fuel/air mixture in the cylinder. Second, the engine cylinder must have the correct fuel/air mixture when cranking the engine (via pull-start or bump start). If there is no fuel in the cylinder, the glow plug has nothing to ignite. And if there is too much fuel in the cylinder (i.e. flooding), even a new glow plug will not have the energy to burn the excess fuel.

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