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dixie01/12/2009 21:15:28
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Hi. I am complete beginer to model making. Have recently finished making the above engine, but cannot get it to run for very long , the best so far is about one minute usually ten to twenty seconds. Any one got any comments.
John Wood112/12/2009 16:30:11
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It won't help but a friend is a stationary engine enthusiast and he told me the other day that a chap in his local club has also just completed this engine and, he too, can only get it to run for a few seconds.  I will nag at my mate to see if he can get any updated info, if he can I will post it here.
 
All the best,  John
LADmachining12/12/2009 17:46:50
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Does the engine falter and die as if it is running out of fuel, or does it stop more abruptly? 
 
The engine slowing gradually to a stop could be fuel starvation or incorrect mixture.
 
A suddent stop could be due to a mechanical problem such a too little clearance between the piston and cylinder bore.
 
HTH
 
Anthony

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