These instructions will show you, step by step, how to upgrade the
stock carburetor on your Nitro Star 15FE with the HPI #1634 carburetor. This carb features a
two-needle adjustment so you can easily adjust the low idle setting
for extra acceleration and "punch". It is very easy to install, and
instructions for tuning the #1634 carb
can be found by clicking here. The instructions below are
specifically for the Nitro Star 15FE engine, the mounting system
for the carburetor on the 15FE may not work in other engines.
First, we start with taking the engine out of your car or truck. It
is beyond the scope of these instructions to show you how to remove
the engine and anything attached to it - see the Instructions Page for your
kit for details. The next step is gathering the required tools -
the only tool you will need (beyond removing the engine) is a #2
Philips screwdrivers (with hardened tip). This is what your stock
15FE carb will look like as it is installed on the engine. Since
the #1634 is a rotary carb, it will fit
on the engine facing the same direction.
Remove one of the screws holding the carb in place using a
high-quality #2 Philips screwdriver.
Remove the other mounting screw.
Pull the stock carb out of the engine.
Make sure the circular gasket is also removed with the old
Insert the #1634 carb, making
sure the screw holes line up.
Screw in one of the new screws very tightly. Note that we
are NOT recommending that you use a threadlocking compound, as it
could leak into the engine through the threads.
Screw in the last screw very tightly as well. Remember, do
NOT use a threadlocking compound on the threads.
That's it, you're finished! Mount it in the chassis, and be
sure to tune it according to the "After Break-In" instructions on
this carb tuning sheet, and get ready for lots more acceleration in
your car or truck!
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