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Old 08-18-2003, 06:37 PM   #21
modellor
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I got to agree with Top Gun,

If you treat the engine right from the beginning it will last a lot longer. My RB 3-port engine got a lot of running for 2.5 solid years before I even considered changing the conrod. Only changed it then because it was starting to show slight signs of wear.

The P/L was changed once during this time and that was only 3 months before I changed the conrod. So, people will say I dont push my engines. Wrong. I like to have them squealing for mercy. The harder they go the better.

Its not a Turbo engine but it has hung with quite a few Salven 5-port Turbos in the Outlaw class. Using the right break-in method and making the fitting proper from the start will indeed increase the life span of the engine no matter how hard it is run.
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