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Old 12-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #16
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The pictures you see at the bottom gallery are pictures of Capricorn their older engine line, the Hardtuned Novarossi ones.
I understand the confusion.

The pictures displayed in the center clearly show LM based motors, for example the locating pin for the sleeve is at the intake side instead of at the exhaust side.
The crankcase and carburetor are also clearly not Nova parts.
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Yes. Even when IDMs were Picco based, his plugs were LM. They should work on most anything except maybe OS. They are great in Novas too.
Unfortunately, the old Sirio / IDM plugs don't exist anymore.

LM outsourced them and they are by far not as good as they used to be.

We are running the REDS TS7 now, which is the OS RP7.
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The XRD engines are LM based.

The pictures you see at the bottom gallery are pictures of Capricorn their older engine line, the Hardtuned Novarossi ones.
I understand the confusion.

The pictures displayed in the center clearly show LM based motors, for example the locating pin for the sleeve is at the intake side instead of at the exhaust side.
The crankcase and carburetor are also clearly not Nova parts.
Let's see how long this relationship will hold. When Capricorn started, they where thick as thieves with Sirio /LM. (pun intended)
After a while, you couldn't even mention the name Sirio
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Unfortunately, the old Sirio / IDM plugs don't exist anymore.

LM outsourced them and they are by far not as good as they used to be.
please tell me that isn't true.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #20
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The XRD engines are LM based.

The pictures you see at the bottom gallery are pictures of Capricorn their older engine line, the Hardtuned Novarossi ones.
I understand the confusion.

The pictures displayed in the center clearly show LM based motors, for example the locating pin for the sleeve is at the intake side instead of at the exhaust side.
The crankcase and carburetor are also clearly not Nova parts.
So, you make a brand new website with older pictures?

Yes, very confusing... To me looks like a Kangaroo P/S... Maybe you can swap the parts...
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Probably not. Had some Sirio engines and I can tell they have different measurements.
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Unfortunately, the old Sirio / IDM plugs don't exist anymore.

LM outsourced them and they are by far not as good as they used to be.

We are running the REDS TS7 now, which is the OS RP7.

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please tell me that isn't true.
Since reading stefans post I had Joe at Absolute Hobbyz do some checking on the Works/LM plugs and here is his return email.




Leon, below is the response from Ron.

Hi Joe, we've stopped selling on-road plugs a while ago due to lack of demand. But any of them that can be found on the market that we sold before would indeed be the LM produced glow plugs. Hope this helps!


So what Absolute Hobbyz has in stock is the type of plugs we all want

Got mine for next season




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please tell me that isn't true.
Sorry, but that's the info we got over here, which goes conform with experiences, people made with the "new" Siro plugs.

The ain't good anymore...

What engines re you running?

In Picco based engines, I can really recommend the OS based plugs 7 & 8.

Also the Picco 7 is actually pretty good, if it's not too hot outside.
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Try Merlinglowplugs , we have a good experiece with them
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Is this a Capricorn project or just LM (Sirio) coming back under a different brand name? REDRC didn't say anything about Capricorn and in the comments people are saying it is LM.
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Is this a Capricorn project or just LM (Sirio) coming back under a different brand name? REDRC didn't say anything about Capricorn and in the comments people are saying it is LM.
XRD (Xtreme Research Development) has been doing engine tuning on Picco and Nova engines for quite a while, and i think they worked with Capricorn on their Nova based LAB EO series.

‘LM’ (Lavorazioni Meccaniche Srl.) have taken full ownership and responsibility of the Star Motor / Sirio Brand since 2009.

I think XRD is making their own engines with LM. What needs to be known is:
1.- Are they designed by XRD or are they a revamped old Sirio Design??
2.- Is Capricorn involved as partner or just an exclusive distributor for XRD?

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+1 Merlin plugs are
Hands down the best plugs I have used in quite a while Al is producing heat ranges with 8 wire and 10 wire for a longer life and much abuse
Al Kelly is the owner of Merlin and has more knowledge about glow plugs than most any one I have ever spoken with
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Is this a Capricorn project or just LM (Sirio) coming back under a different brand name? REDRC didn't say anything about Capricorn and in the comments people are saying it is LM.
It's a new brand started by the same people who are behind the Capricorn brand.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #29
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Just want to make some things clear regarding the XRD engines and regarding the rumors about where they're being made.

The XRD engines are an XRD design and are being manufactured by a new engine manufacturer who is also responsible for other (World championship winning) engines.

The company LM doesn't exist anymore and the Sirio brand has been bought by Schepis model back in 2010. Sirio is a brand name, not a manufacturing company.
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http://www.lavorazionidallavia.com/

They look pretty active to me

I'm pretty sure Sirio, Schepis Model, IDM, XRD, Werks were all made in those same four walls.
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