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Old 04-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #16
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My dad treated his engine worse then I did, and got 4 gallons out of it, and it only died because he broke the crankcase wiggling a tight header off, which he already forced on. lol.
Yes, I've heard its normal. My second motor only lasted 2 gallons, I think i ran it too cold at the track one time. It was running about 150 F and never worked quite right after that. (Driving it slow to get the hang of the track...heh)

Yeah I know you said for loosening, just making sure no one does it for tightening. I don't know where anyone would get the idea they need to be that tight though.
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Ya, seems some engines just last forever. My buddy has a GT with the rtr .15 in it. I don't know how many gallons it has, but the thing just runs great all the time. He leaves it at my house and I use it for my beater GT. My racer sees nothing but the track.
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heh. My first engine was the pro 15, dads was the 2.5, my second was the 2.5. His might've run forever because he always ran it super-soaker rich. Still doesnt explain the severe dirt damage i found in it. (top layer of chrome plating completely removed from one part of the sleeve, with the nickel exposed...)
It was worse then my pro .15, but still ran, and he even used an air filter all the time.
Ok, well, no chunks were missing out of the piston like the pro .15...
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Yo Bro,

Finally, saw your posting. Please get a new engine. I heard HobbyBug now left with the Sirio 3 Port (The previous model of the now 3 Port). Not modified though. Cost less than S$300bucks. Do check it out.

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Old 05-11-2005, 09:06 AM   #20
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the screws on the bolthead arn`t stripped as i`ve never taken them out before.

Engine`s the stock FW05`s.

and yeah think i`ll have to zip-tie my filter from now on.

is there no other way other than to get a new cooling head or engine? i don`t think there`ll be much difference in pricing.

are there alternatives i can do? like maybe a way to seal up that air leaking part?
If its just a matter of the plug crossthreading get a new head, If not check to see that the plug is sitting snuggly into the head. If it is and still leaking switchto a differcnt brand Plug, the Fit may be more suitable.
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