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Old 01-24-2004, 08:29 AM   #121
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Thanks Jason, Her and I already have a agreement worked out, that I will still be able to race. But my rc budget has been cut in half
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:03 AM   #122
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Hi,

I heard using Zmax in your fuel will prolong the life of your nitro engine. They stated that an engine will run through appx 8 gallons of fuel before needing a rebuild if you use Zmax in your fuel.

Please let me know if anyone has use Zmax, and if so, what's your experience with it.

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Old 01-24-2004, 10:25 PM   #123
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So where is everyone getting their Kyosho parts/kits online these days?
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Old 01-25-2004, 12:19 AM   #124
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So where is everyone getting their Kyosho parts/kits online these days?
tons of parts on EBAY just search for Kanai
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:23 AM   #125
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What is the normal temp of a buggy engine? Is it the same as on road engine? I m a newbie for this buggy world. The reason being is I just started playing my buggy MP6 with Nova SB engine and when I checked the temp it is around 140 -150 degree Celsius, I couldn't even finish a tank because of overheated engine. When I tuned it for a lower temp around 115-120 celsius I lost all of the acceleration it supposed to have. i m using Tornado 25% fuel and 13 tooth pinion. By the way how often do you replace your air filter? Some told me replace it with a new one when it gets very dirty. Can I just wash it and put it back again as I do with my on road cars?
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Old 01-25-2004, 08:03 AM   #126
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:27 AM   #127
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Well there no way I am ordering from Hong Kong. Ebay is ok but isn't always the best choice. I noticed Tower carries Kyosho but their prices seem a little high. I think I'll get a MBX5 just because of part support in the US.
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:43 AM   #128
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i run my p5 250-270F novarossi engines seem to be able to run at these higher temps without issue

i try to replace my air filter as often as possible but i will clean them if necessary rdlogics.com has a real nice filter set available i am planning on getting a couple before the season starts and that way i will be set for a long time

i dont know what exactly 150C is in F but if 212F =100C does 150C = 318F if it is thats too hot using F will give a more accurate reading since there are 212 increments to the 100C increments and like i said aim in the 250-270 range but the true test of tuning isnt temp its performance aim for as fast as possible with some smoke from pipe and thats the best tune

ive ordered from hong kong before and was able to save alot of money (at least on foam tires) the process was kinda scary since the only way i had to comunicate with the guy was through email but it worked out just fine in the end

but there is definetly nothing wrong with going the mbx5 route i have one and think its great nitrohouse.com and acehardwarehobbies.com are great places to get parts if your LHS doesnt have them
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Old 01-25-2004, 09:59 PM   #129
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Hi,

Get the MBX 5 kit. I am so impressed that I bought 2 of it at one shot, of which I will use the other as back-up. I think it is not necessary as it is really durable.

Anyway, getta MBX 5!
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Has anyone had experience with Sirio engines in their buggies?
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i dont have a sirio but i know some guys who do

the local guys seem to have problems with getting them tuned

especially noticed they flamed out alot

but we have the luxury of chad phillips from trinity racing at our local track from time to time his always runs flawlessly and at 200-210F

i noticed at the rc pro series race this past summer he was running a standard plug and novarossi carb

i had a sirio .12 for a while that was very fast at first it was easy to tune and ran great but then i switched tune pipes and it started running eraticly it seemed to start rich and lean out i switched to a novarossi carb and it ran great untill i eventually sold it with my car

i think they are trying to improve their carbs and ive decided i will wait untill i see some improvement before i try another
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Has anyone had experience with Sirio engines in their buggies?
I'm in the process of breaking-in a sirio motor in my buggy. I'll give you the stats. when I take it to my track where I practice.
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Roger....

Is that the older Sirio, or the new Kanai Sirio?
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Is that the older Sirio, or the new Kanai Sirio?
I think its the older sirio. The head is black and it's AAC. It also has a turbo button on it. It idles really smooth and I can't until I get on the throttle. The older sirios had the carb that had the "black" mid range screw. Those were pretty hard to tune and that's the one I have. Im probably gonna put a nova carb on it eventually. The newer sirio has the same composite carb, but the mid-range screw is "silver" and has a allen key to adjust the mid-range. Supposely, this was the fix for the carb.
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:24 AM   #135
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Do all 1/8 buggies got same size wheel hex? I just bought Proline Knuckles tires mounted on Velocity dish wheels but I couldn't fit it to my MP6. Looks like my MP6 hex is a bit larger. Do i need to buy a different hex for these wheels?
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