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Old 10-19-2012, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Considering buying 5 y/o Nitro Cars from Storage

I am consider buying a lot of several used (one never used) Nitro/electric R/C cars from Storage.

These are reputable brands like HPI, OFNA, Losi, Traxxas

All cars are complete and RTR and were lightly used 5 years ago and not touched again. My assumption is they were not properly prepped for storage.

What risks am I assuming? Will I need to replace many parts on these to get them functional again? Will the nitro ones need new parts and electric one as well?

I am a complete RC newbie and appreciate your help.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Only thing I am worried about is if they sat for that long maybe there could be corroded fuel lines or leaking batteries that could ruin parts?

Also not sure how expensive new glow plugs/parts are.

The main car is an HPI RS4 so I believe there are a lot of parts out there for that?

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Support wise the RS4 is ok,some stuff you have to be careful is:seized bearings,rust,corrosion on electronic stuff,fuel lines may be split,diffs/shocks leaking,pullstarts not working...I have done some restorations and that's some of what I went through.
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