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Old 01-28-2009, 10:28 PM   #121
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I'm really curious now. When I took my CL12E apart to replace the conrod I noticed the rear bearing appeared to have the grey balls of a ceramic ball bearing. Is it at all possible if any early production 12E's recieved front and rear ceramic bearings?
LOL, I'm kinda hoping this is one of those production line mistakes that go my way!
From my experience with Capricorn, I would say that you are lucky that you got what you got.
It seems that they have access to a large pile of parts from or at Sirio and that the throw together whatever is on laying around on the bench and sell it as whatever is needed.

I won't go into details, but without my old buddy Uriah, I would have thrown a considerable amount of money out the window.

Only him getting involved, made them even respond to e-mails.

Strange business ethics there.
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I'm really curious now. When I took my CL12E apart to replace the conrod I noticed the rear bearing appeared to have the grey balls of a ceramic ball bearing. Is it at all possible if any early production 12E's recieved front and rear ceramic bearings?
LOL, I'm kinda hoping this is one of those production line mistakes that go my way!
All of the CL-12ETuned engines have front, and rear ceramic bearings.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:46 PM   #123
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The thing is my Cap is only the 12E variety. I remember when I 1st read about this motor it stated front and read ceramic bearing. When I did my usual internet research on it the only site stating it did not have a ceramic rear was the Capricorn site.

Hey Grinder, will you also be carrying that sexy Capricorn 200mm nitro sedan I've been seeing around the web lately? Any idea on price?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:56 AM   #124
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check out the new version of the capricorn engine....

http://www.redrc.net/2009/01/caprico...etx-12-engine/

it looks like its a xxx but with capricorn writen on it, please CapricornRC enlight me and the others if what i am saying is true.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:49 AM   #125
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Daniel are you coming to the Winternat's
Nova I break mine in @ 200deg Im not going to tell you how hot I run it let's just say it was a missle

George,

No, doesn't look like I'll be going to the Winternat's. I will be running the Texas Biggie at the end of March, the Speedline Grand Prix, which will be sometime this summer hopefully ( Mike's Hobby in Porter, Texas is completely redoing the track) and the 1/10 Gas Nationals later in the year in Lincoln, Nebraska. I'll keep you posted.

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:57 AM   #126
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check out the new version of the capricorn engine....

http://www.redrc.net/2009/01/caprico...etx-12-engine/

it looks like its a xxx but with capricorn writen on it, please CapricornRC enlight me and the others if what i am saying is true.
We decided to bring the XXX timing to our CL12-ET calling it CL12-ETX

Increased bottom torque and higher top speed.

Already available on our website and sooner trought our importer.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:08 PM   #127
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check out the new version of the capricorn engine....

http://www.redrc.net/2009/01/caprico...etx-12-engine/

it looks like its a xxx but with capricorn writen on it, please CapricornRC enlight me and the others if what i am saying is true.
You will have to get 1 to notice the difference
some Team drivers got some back in October & the quality & material on the sleeve is way better then the evo4 base version
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You will have to get 1 to notice the difference
some Team drivers got some back in October & the quality & material on the sleeve is way better then the evo4 base version
I tend to disagree, having owned a XXX and an EVO4, I personally think Sirio went backwards on the quality when inspecting the internals of both motors before and after breakin - just my opinion.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #129
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I tend to disagree, having owned a XXX and an EVO4, I personally think Sirio went backwards on the quality when inspecting the internals of both motors before and after breakin - just my opinion.
well i tend to agree. kyosho kidds mechanic here. and also tommys dad here
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so novarossi you are saying that an evo4 will last longer than a xxx???
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so novarossi you are saying that an evo4 will last longer than a xxx???
Not saying that at all.

I broke and ran a XXX and EVO4 about 1 month apart, the XXX must of been one of the first batches as I got it when it came out.

Brand new, the internals of the EVO4 looked better, cleaner, and had a better fit. The XXX had some minor play on the rear bearing, and the cuts on the sleeve were not as clean as the EVO4.

Both were run in and tuned the same way. The pinch after two litres of fuel on the XXX was non-existent. You could turn it over with very litte resistance. The EVO4 is still has excellent pinch with the same amount of fuel.

Again, this is just my opinion comparing the two motors I owned. Maybe it was just a bad motor.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #132
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yes surely but about the xxx pinch its true that after some time there is almost no pinch(as mch needed as to operate correctly i mean).
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From my experience with Capricorn, I would say that you are lucky that you got what you got.
It seems that they have access to a large pile of parts from or at Sirio and that the throw together whatever is on laying around on the bench and sell it as whatever is needed.

I won't go into details, but without my old buddy Uriah, I would have thrown a considerable amount of money out the window.

Only him getting involved, made them even respond to e-mails.

Strange business ethics there.
For any Capricorn concern feel free to contact your German distributor.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:44 AM   #134
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For any Capricorn concern feel free to contact your German distributor.
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Hi Maddin,

as I purchased directly from Capricorn, I had to sort it out with Alessandro directly as well.
Thanks for you offer though, but my need for Capricorn products has been satisfied for the near future.
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Hi Maddin,

as I purchased directly from Capricorn, I had to sort it out with Alessandro directly as well.
Thanks for you offer though, but my need for Capricorn products has been satisfied for the near future.

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As u want to sort it out with me and as u are from Germany,
I will be in Toy Fair from 6 to 8 Feb.
I will be happy to met you there and solve all ur problems.
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