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Old 10-25-2002, 02:24 AM   #76
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Ditto with mine, I checked the engine, and it looks and runs fine...I'll use it to outrun Stefan this weekend...
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:14 AM   #77
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sorry Chuck, I won't make it Sunday.

But it would be nice to see though

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Old 10-30-2002, 09:42 AM   #78
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Just received a turbo RS yesterday, and it looks promising. It's got to be the lightest motor I've ever handled. jwf_frani told me he did remarkably well the first time out with it last weekend, setting some of his best lap times ever in his NTC3 at Revelation, and taking the A-main expert win. I'll fire mine up today, and hope for the best...

Patelladragger: I bought an MT-12 button, but it seems thinner overall than the stock STS turbo one. Did I get the wrong style?? jwf_frani told me use an MR-12 button, and his looks more similar to the stock.
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Old 10-30-2002, 02:37 PM   #79
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yeah you got the wrong button but because of the way the STS head is shaped it will still work if you tighten it up good. If you try to use an aftermarket head that is made for the rs12, X12, short-rod etc. they won't work, the button will still be loose after you tighten it.

The STS is lookin real good, i'm not done breaking it in but it's feeling real strong. Can't wait to lean it out this weekend. It notcied it is very light too. That and it's promising performance during break-in got it elevated into my lightweight car. I'm just hoping that lightness is not because of cheapness in build quality, but then, for the price, if it screams for a couple gallons I won't be mad. I checked the mods out compared to the jp sleeve and they are very similar.
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oh yeah kev, the part # for the right button is

#28604

The one you probably got is #28601 (shop I ordered from sent me the wrong ones too). I was able to get it to work on the STS but I tried to use one on the jprs12 and it wasn't even close.
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Old 10-30-2002, 02:44 PM   #81
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I was thinking the same thing- is this thing light because of it's engineering or because of cheap materials? But you're right, at the price, it's hard to go wrong, especially with the performance I've seen so far.
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oh yeah kev, the part # for the right button is

#28604

The one you probably got is #28601 (shop I ordered from sent me the wrong ones too). I was able to get it to work on the STS but I tried to use one on the jprs12 and it wasn't even close.
Sweet, thanks Patella!
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I was thinking the same thing- is this thing light because of it's engineering or because of cheap materials? But you're right, at the price, it's hard to go wrong, especially with the performance I've seen so far.
a very reliable source told me that the reason why the STS RS12 is so light is because the colling head is extremely light. if u take off the colling head, i think u'll notice that it is amazingly light, and we all know that the heatsink of the engine is where alot of the weight goes.
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Old 10-30-2002, 07:55 PM   #84
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hey guys i just raced this engine for the first time and got
pretty good results if this engine lasts for at least 5 months
i will order more.
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sounds good, how did the engine feel, power wise? did it meet the standards of a 5port engine?
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btw, thats a real nice paint job jwf_frani
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Old 10-30-2002, 08:06 PM   #87
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ive never tried a five port engine but the power on this engine
is comparable with the jp modifieds with better mid range in
my opinion. also the running temp was very consistent from
my warm up laps to the end of the race the temp went up
only 8 degrees.
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Old 10-31-2002, 04:16 PM   #88
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btw, thats a real nice paint job jwf_frani
Hey who did that paint job!?!?!
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Old 10-31-2002, 05:38 PM   #89
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hey kevin speeking of bodies do you think you'll have my
new body ready this saturday.
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Old 10-31-2002, 06:21 PM   #90
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Yep (what a shameless plug, eh?!?).
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