I did all what you could imagine Ever I try to set all what is setting. But when I change CDI - the engine starts and I only need to set a carburetor at factory default setting. I've bought an original from eBay. And also I'm waiting one Chinese Rcexl for reserve now. $47 and I hope I'll be working much longer.Hello Alexander what cdi did you use part # and brand and what else did you need to make it work.
Sheldons hobbies in san jo, ca. They seem to flip 20-30+ rc kits a week and do tons a business with hpi, so the guys there told me if they could not get original to work, they will make hpi send them a new one for my case.What store is that? I'll take mine there too and we see what happens!
Thanks for posting this. Hopefully this means that something is going on at HPI to take care of these issues. Perhaps this is a light in the darkness of failures currently plaguing the Octane.New member here and been reading all the grief and suffering of all people's octanes. I feel bad for everyone because the support I get with my local hobby shop is top notch and is the only reason I bought this truck to break the myth of fail for this model.
My very first octane I bought from the store most likely had a dead cdi. But I already knew it because that was the store's original truck from release date lol. So just to note I did initially take it home first, tightened screws, made the fuel mix and tried to start it on my own once. But shortly after 5 pulls I got wiser and told the store to try and start it.
Long story short, hpi replaced the truck no questions ask to the shop. That's was my aim from the beginning, to get the most updated truck straight from hpi. All new chrome header, not the black one they had before and I believe my cdi is dated "2014" 'shrug' I'll take it!
Ten tanks in running factory needle settings and my real truck has been a beast. I've tuned my hsn a tad and it's a mother trucker. I have more breaking in to do as I feel my engine is probably going to be a 20 tank break in one. But it's popping wheelies and starting to shift so it's on the path to glorious savaging. Starts right up just like my weed whacker on the 2nd pull.
I wanted to post something positive atleast for those lurking out there.
Same exact symptoms here I sent my truck to hpi they replace the cylinder sleeve and the piston and the air filter assembly sent it back to me had to rebreak in the engine only to find out that it's still doing the same thing so I replaced the carburetorand it was still doing the same thing, then replace the gas tank and is still doing the same thing sent it back to hpi and now waiting to see what happens. I wish there was an octane specialist!Octane now wants to die when I give it full throttle. Acts lean then cuts out no matter how rich I make it. Changed the spark plug and no intake impedance. If i pull the throttle slowly it will accelerate but if I give it a quick full throttle again acts lean and cuts out. Needles richer than factory settings. I want to sell this thing and I want it to run right for a potential buyer. So tired of this truck.
Have you ever replaced your CDI?Octane now wants to die when I give it full throttle. Acts lean then cuts out no matter how rich I make it. Changed the spark plug and no intake impedance. If i pull the throttle slowly it will accelerate but if I give it a quick full throttle again acts lean and cuts out. Needles richer than factory settings. I want to sell this thing and I want it to run right for a potential buyer. So tired of this truck.
Running premium non-oxy gas with AMSOIL Saber full synthetic oil so not the issue, unfortunately.For both of you guys, try to change the type of fuel, regular to premium or the other way round, and try to use synthetic Oil, I use mobile 1( 2 stroke synthetic racing oil) and the engine running very smooth with low smoke, although I set it to the rich side, its expensive but Its worth to try.
, yeah, then this is a problem for sure, If you like the truck I would go with new engine for $200 and forget about replacing engine parts everytime. its realy up to you.Running premium non-oxy gas with AMSOIL Saber full synthetic oil so not the issue, unfortunately.