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Old 07-01-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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I've always been a pretty die-hard O.S. guy, but lately I've been thinking I should try something new. I've been considering getting a Novarossi for my next nitro model, an 1/8 scale buggy. I don't know many people running these engines, but I hear a lot of good things about them. What do you guys think of Novarossi? Ever have any problems with the bearings failing early, tuning issues, air leaks, or anything like that?
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I entered the nitro scene this year and got a Novarossi as my first engine. Bought one due to its reputation for quality, performance and longevity. Just starting my fourth gallon on it and am extremely happy with it. No issues of any kind so far. Once broken in correctly there is minimal tuning needed on a daily basis. They may cost a few dollars extra but are worth it in my opinion.

Got mine from Houstons Engine service. Search the nitro off road section for him. Good prices and top notch service and advice. I will buy from no other source. Monty is the man.
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I entered the nitro scene this year and got a Novarossi as my first engine. Bought one due to its reputation for quality, performance and longevity. Just starting my fourth gallon on it and am extremely happy with it. No issues of any kind so far. Once broken in correctly there is minimal tuning needed on a daily basis. They may cost a few dollars extra but are worth it in my opinion.

Got mine from Houstons Engine service. Search the nitro off road section for him. Good prices and top notch service and advice. I will buy from no other source. Monty is the man.
+1 on Houstons Engine Service!
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Really there's nothing to think about. There reputation is well deserved.
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I'll second that as well! If your gonna get a nova, montys your man!
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I've always been a pretty die-hard O.S. guy, but lately I've been thinking I should try something new. I've been considering getting a Novarossi for my next nitro model, an 1/8 scale buggy. I don't know many people running these engines, but I hear a lot of good things about them. What do you guys think of Novarossi? Ever have any problems with the bearings failing early, tuning issues, air leaks, or anything like that?
I have a novarossi that is on gal 8 and never had to change anything other then the glow plug and still run like the day i bought it. novarossis are great motors from their lowend motors to their high end motors great all the way around.
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When I run out of my grp's I may go to the Nova plus 4 as well. Many of my teammates use them with great performance. Adam Drake, Casey peck, Billy Fischer, etc all have great luck with them and frequent this forum a lot.

I personally would just go with the stock engine. Adam uses "off the shelf" engines and gets the same runtime or more than what I see some engine mod companies saying. I think casey does as well for that matter.

A stock engine will be much more power than you will ever need, and provide great runtime. Might save you a little money as well.
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Thanks guys. So far I like what I am hearing. I don't really mind spending more on an engine that I know will be reliable and provide a great service life. Appreciate the replies!
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I recently made the switch from O.S. to a Nova +4 and I couldn't be happier! Runs great, makes excellent power, easy to tune with great run times. It's an excellent product from a well respected company and well worth the $$.
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I think that my +4 is on gallon 6-7 and it is running hard and strong. It will just sit and maintain a nice slow idle and then just rip off of the bottom. Lets put it this way, I have already bought another replacement piston/sleeve for whenever I need to replace the first one, I plan on keeping and running this engine for a while. I will get it pinched when needed and then replace the parts necissary when the time comes.

I miked the big end of the rod at 5 galons and found .01mm vertical runnout on the big end, that was it. You could not even feel it. Take care of them, heat them up first when breaking in, and they will give you a long powerfull life.
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rc geezer, you switch form a os to a plus4

what are the differnet at both engines, the os more bottom or low end?


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I have a 09 modded in stock if your looking for one now, i will give ya a good price on it, say $50 off the modded price
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