Expensive vs. Cheap Filters
This weekend had a bit of engine trouble on my JP FX-03T. Doing some maintenance I discovered the piston was scratched like hell. I mean really scratched, as in chuck-it-in-the trash scratched. Even when I ran buggies I never had that happen. I keep pretty good care of my engines so it was a surprise to say the least. I've got 2 JP .12 and they've lasted 3 years.
The track where I run on-road is dirty. There is natural dirt that blows from a nearby hill and tire wear is high so it's a double combo of natural and man made guck getting sucked into the engine. A new filter gets black after a day of race practice.
I've used all sorts of filters. Novarossi (expensive). GQ (okay), Titan (low cost), Motor Savers, etc. Thing is, I wonder if it wouldn't be better to pick up a bunch of cheap filters and use 'em for a day then chuck 'em. Or should I stick with the good stuff and use those for a couple of weekends then chuck?