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Old 02-18-2008, 07:51 AM   #16
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How can you say that SH Engines are bad/crappy engines. I am a sponsored driver with them and I can tell you from experience that the engines will run with any Italian engine on the market. I do get 6.5-7 gallons out of their engines. Yall only see SH Engines in rtr cars and you think they're bad engines. Some of the best engines made are the Dynamite, Dynamite Platinum's, the Mach's, the Sportwerks, and several more engines all manufactured by SH.Have you seen the Sportwerks 26 engines those have to be some of the best engines I have ever seen.But one of the main things is have yall ever looked at SH Engines racing line of engines they are absolutly awesome.The best engine I have ever ran (and I have ran just about all the engines you can think of) I can honestly say is the SH PT2008XB it is brand new and awesome, it is 9 ports.Check it out here http://www.shengines.com/TECHDATA_PT2008-XB.htm
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:07 AM   #17
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I also got 10 gallons out of my Mach 427, and all it needs is to be repinched. I went ahead and bought a Go Motor though... it is beastly! If you guys think SH engines are so bad then why do most of the RTR companies use them? And from my experiences with my Mach I think they are pretty freakin awesome motors!
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:17 AM   #18
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*If the motor is properly broken in*

Anything less then 5 gallons is poor (IMO), 5-10 is average. Over 10 you got your moneys worth.....

I have a V-Spec still going very strong with 12 Gallons. Great motor!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #19
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From what I've read, aren't you pretty much asking for a self destruct engine if you don't do a proper break in? Wish I had that kind of money to toss away.
yeah, that motor is pretty much done i think. i was totally 100% new to this, i had an extra 500$ in my paypal and ive always wanted a gas rc car, so i ebayed it and bought a RTR himoto for like 480$. broke so many parts, its cost me like 1000$ so far. i didnt know they needed a break in.. i had to learn the hard way. thats why im glad you guys are so helpful, i have more money than brains! and because of that i spend more time waiting for parts then driving my car
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I've got a heat gun now so i'll start heating my V-spec up before my first run. should make life easier on my starter box too.
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I've got a heat gun now so i'll start heating my V-spec up before my first run. should make life easier on my starter box too.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:52 AM   #22
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Heating the motor up, even if the ambient temps are 80*F +, makes it easier on everthing (Motor, Starting Box, and Your Sanity). It's always a good idea to heat the block up if the engine temps are less than 100*F.

Motors last a lot longer this way...
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wicked, thats what i always do to. i heat it with a paint stripper. what exactly are you supposed to heat? i heat the blue cooling head a lot, and point it towards the bottom of the engine for a bit, but not too long cuz i dont wannt burn anything.

and i had a SH .28 that wasnt broke in, the first time i ever started it, i ran 2 tanks pretty much WOT.. it doesnt have as much compression anymore even though its only had 3/4 gallon through it... and it was ran very hard. well see once my pullstart gets here if i can get it going. if not. that engine only lasted 3/4 gallon!!

update: the ol SH .28 engine runs!!! wooo!!!. i started it last night and its NOTHING like my LRP .28. the SH is so loud, it doesnt sound near as good, and it it smokes a lot, and that smoke really really burns the throat and eyes way more than the smoke outta the lrp .28. same gas too!

i only started it, didnt run it, well have to see if it still goes fast anymore, it sounded nice last night though
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I've been running vspecs for a few years I've had
1 06' stocker 6gal
2 06' EB Mods 5gal and 8gal
1 07' speed 5 gal and still going strong
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I've been running vspecs for a few years I've had
1 06' stocker 6gal
2 06' EB Mods 5gal and 8gal
1 07' speed 5 gal and still going strong
Which one do/did you enjoy the most ?
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