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Old 03-20-2003, 11:35 PM
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How many gallons would a engine go through, before buying a new one?
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Old 03-20-2003, 11:49 PM
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depends

normally 4-6

but there are plenty factors that will change those numbers
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:39 AM
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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.

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i belive the "b" in ABC stands for brass not bronze which is a combanation of copper and brass
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My engines have lasted 8-10 gallons, but they are dead. For good performance I'd say they should last around 6 gallons.

Course, I had an engine that lasted around 1 gallon before the conrod exploded and destroyed everything...Needless to say that it was my first nitro engine and I was a little lost as to what to do.
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if you have bad luck like myself the engine could last 2 tanks after run in and the piston and liner get scared by a piece of debris. Not fucking happy. $ 700 dollars down the the drain.
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Originally posted by finchy
if you have bad luck like myself the engine could last 2 tanks after run in and the piston and liner get scared by a piece of debris. Not fucking happy. $ 700 dollars down the the drain.
AU$700? that sucks
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The less ports you have the longer it lasts too.
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