Engine Removal and Inspection
Install starting system
Image 1
Remove the engine from the vehicle. When removing the
engine take note as to which engine mount screw the
yellow starting system ground wire is attached to. It will
be important to re-attach the ground wire in the same
position when re-installing your new engine.
Install the starting system using the three 3 x 12 Traxxas
button head screws.
Attach air filter
Install the Traxxas air filter onto the DYN engine using a
wire tie. A new filter element should be used. Make sure
the air filter assembly is attached securely. Loss of the air
filter will shorten the engine’s life dramatically.
Remove clutch, air filter, tuned pipe and starter assembly.
Save all of these original Traxxas parts as most of them
will be used later.
This would be a perfect time to inspect the condition of
your clutch bell bearings, clutch shoes and clutch spring.
If the bearings are gritty feeling, they can cause your new
engine to perform poorly and suffer from an inconsistent
and unreliable idle. A clutch and bearings that are worn
is the number one reason for an engine that does not
operate at its highest potential on a consistent and
reliable basis.
Re-install the engine
If the clutch shoes are worn, glazed over or have the
pivot pin holes elongated replace them along with the
clutch spring at this time.
In order to set the gear mesh properly, place a small
strip of paper or poly bag between the clutch bell and
spur gear. Force the two gears together and tighten the
motor mount screws securely. Remove the paper/poly
bag. Your gear mesh should have just a slight amount of
play without being too loose or too tight. Spin the drive
wheels on the vehicle. If the gear mesh binds or makes
a whining sound, the mesh is too tight. Simply loosen
the motor screws and re-try with a different amount of
pressure. This process offers a perfect quiet gear mesh.
Using the reverse order of removal, re-install the engine
into the vehicle. Use the supplied 3 x 10 cap screws to
attach the engine the mounts. Don’t forget to re-attach
the yellow ground wire in the same position when
re-installing your new engine. It is highly recommended
to use a medium strength threadlocking compound on
the engine mounting screws.
Image 2
Dynamite offers replacement bearings (DYN3223) and
clutch shoes with spring (DYNP5184).
If your vehicle is supplied with a spring retention style
manifold, use the supplied O-ring seal (DYN0719) along
with the manifold gasket (DYNP5528) and retention
spring.
Replace the air filter element at this time also.
Replacement Engine Preparation
Install clutch
Use the original Traxxas tapered collet, flywheel, and
clutch bell. Use the clutch nut that has been included
with your new engine for reassembly. If needed use fresh
clutch shoes, clutch spring and bearings.
Assemble the clutch system onto the engine in the order
shown in image #1. The order of assembly goes in this
order:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Tapered collet
Flywheel
Clutch nut
Clutch shoes and spring (take note as to the
orientation of the clutch shoes when installed
onto the flywheel. See Image 2)
5 x 7 washer
Clutch bell and bearings
5 x 7 washer
3 x 6 button head screw.
Re-attach the starter motor wires
Completed Clutch Assembly
Final end play for the clutch bell is adjusted with the 5
x 7 shims. Use enough shims to allow approximately
.5mm of endplay on the clutch bell. If the endplay is
larger than .5mm add 5X7 washers to the outside of the
clutch bell in order to remove excess play. When the
assembly is finished the clutch bell should be able to
spin freely with no drag. If there is excess drag, check
the clutch bell bearings for smooth operation or remove
a shim from behind the 3 x 6 button head screw.
Install the exhaust system
If your vehicle is supplied with a bolt on style exhaust
manifold, use the supplied O-ring seal (DYN0719) “C”
shaped manifold adaptor and retaining spring. When
using the “C” shaped manifold adaptor, be sure the
ends of the retaining spring are positioned into the area
previously occupied but the mounting screws that were
removed earlier.
In order to attach the blue remote glow driver wire to
the glow plug, it may be necessary to open up the end
of the remote glow driver’s lead wire with a pair of small
needle nose pliers. Some Traxxas vehicles are equipped
with a glow plug lead that is replaceable. If your vehicle
has a glow plug lead that is replaceable an option here
is to install the Dynamite Head Lock Glow Plug Lead
(DYN7682).
To finish this part of the installation, tuck the glow plug
lead wire down into the open fin on the cooling head for
protection.
Your engine is now ready to start and begin the break-in
procedure.
Follow the break in and tuning procedures outlined in the
universal engine guide included with your engine.
For maximum performance of your engine we highly
recommend the use of Dynamite inline exhaust
systems (DYN6628, DYN6629 and DYN6630),
air filters(DYN2612) and Max-Life™ clutch shoes
(DYNP5184).
Spare Parts Listing
Stock #
DYNP5517
DYNP5520
MACH2 .19T
DYN0710
DYNP5519
DYNP5331
DYNP5531
DYNP5532
DYNP5521
DYNP5331
DYNP5533
DYNP5523
DYNP5331
DYNP5523
DYNP5563
DYN0713
DYNP5564
DYNP5519
DYNP5534
DYNP5535
DYNP5519
DYN0714
DYNP5507
DYN0711
DYNP5565
DYNP5519
CARBURETOR
DYN0712
DYNP5528
DYN0719
DYN0721
DYN0720
DYN0722
DYN0717
DYNP5546
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Dynamite engines are manufactured in Taiwan and
distributed worldwide by:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
4105 Fieldstone Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822
www.horizonhobby.com
DYN0718
DYNP5380
DYNP5511
DYNP5515
DYN0716
DYN0715
Description
DYN0710
Cylinder Head/ Red: .19T
DYN0711
Connecting Rod:19T
DYN0712
Carburetor: 19T
DYN0713
Carburetor Body: DPS 19T
DYN0714
Throttle Barrel: DPS 19T
DYN0715
Crankcase: 19T
DYN0716
Crankshaft: 19T
DYN0717
Start Shaft: .19T
DYN0718
Backplate: 19T
DYN0719
Exhaust O-ring: .19T
DYN0720
Exhaust Manifold Adaptor (2): .19T
DYN0721
Exhaust Manifold Spring: 19T
DYN0722
Clutch Nut: 19T
DYNP5331 Carb Ball Link/Ball End
DYNP5380 Front Bearing: DPS .18RE/.21XP
DYNP5507 Wrist Pin Clips (2): DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5511 Rear Bearing: DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5515 Carb Retainer Post: DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5517 Cylinder Head Screw(4): DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5518 Back Plate Screws 2.6X8mm (2): DPS.12
DYNP5519 2-Needle Carb O-Ring Set: DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5520High-Speed Adjustable Needle: DPS
.12/.18RE
DYNP5521 High-Speed Needle Holder: DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5523 Fuel Inlet Nipple/Washers: DPS .12
DYNP5528 Engine Header Seal: DPS .12, 18RE
DYNP5531 Head Button: DPS .18RE
DYNP5532 Head Shim, .1mm (3): 18RE
DYNP5533 Head Shim, .2mm (3): 18RE
DYNP5534 Piston/Sleeve: 18RE
DYNP5535 Wrist Pin: 18RE
DYNP5546 Backplate O-ring (2): DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5563 Slide Carburetor Boot: DPS .12RE
DYNP5564 Slide Carb Low-Speed Needle: DPS .12RE
DYNP5565 Idle Screw: DPS .12/.18RE
DYNP5518
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