How long do engines last?
ABN (Alum, Brass, Nickle) Piston and Sleeve engines will normally last for about 3 Gallons of fuel if properly maintained.
I personally have an HPI 15FE that is a 1-1/2 years old and probably has 6+ Gallons (of 20%) through it and still runs good.
ABC (Alum, Brass, Chrome) Piston and Sleeves will last at least 50% longer under identical conditions than ABN engines. I am getting an average of 9+ Gallons of 30% through mine.
If you run your engine too Hot (over 260_F) or too Cold (under 220_F) you run the risk of shortening the life of any engine. Proper Tuning and Maintenance is the key to achieving long engine life.
Last edited by popsracer; 03-21-2003 at 09:29 AM.