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Old 07-06-2009, 04:11 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am thinking of buying a 2nd hand .21 Novarossi engine for my 1:8 from LHS and was wondering what people think of 2nd hand engines.

What should i look for?

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Old 07-06-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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The only time I would buy a second hand engine is if I knew who had it before, that it ran, and that they looked after it well. Otherwise it's pretty hit and miss.
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Thanks for the comments

Another question should I return everything to factory settings and start again?
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usually when a seller sells an engine, carburetor setting was tuned with his last run. and i think, its a good starting point already.
u have the chance, strip that engine, pay attention especially on bearings, scratches on the back plate, pit markings on the piston and button head. this marks tells its history.
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