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    Engine trouble

    How hard is it to get a new engine from redcat?

    two weeks ago,i started seeing metal shavings coming from the glow plug hole.
    this made the car shut off randomly and the pull start was stopped working.
    today..i pulled the engine out,took the backplate out and noticed more shavings.

    cleaned everything up,sealed the backplate and went outside to start it.
    the truck started fine but while i was tuning it..the engine died again and the pull start became very hard to pull.

    should i expect any issues getting a replacement engine from redcat?

    btw..its a caldera 3.0

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    RE: Engine trouble

    51 views and no replies?
    really?

    what happened to the 'forum'?

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    RE: Engine trouble

    hey man, i'm sorry about your problems. i can't give you a direct answer, but i hear redcat is pretty good about replacing the engine. by the way, i also have a caldera 3.0, and have had numerous issues with this truck. i'm starting to wonder if it is just this model.

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    RE: Engine trouble


    ORIGINAL: bkbajan

    How hard is it to get a new engine from redcat?

    two weeks ago,i started seeing metal shavings coming from the glow plug hole.
    this made the car shut off randomly and the pull start was stopped working.
    today..i pulled the engine out,took the backplate out and noticed more shavings.

    cleaned everything up,sealed the backplate and went outside to start it.
    the truck started fine but while i was tuning it..the engine died again and the pull start became very hard to pull.

    should i expect any issues getting a replacement engine from redcat?

    btw..its a caldera 3.0
    I guess when you say replacement you mean for free as in warranty? Unless it's some kind of factory defect more than likely it will fall under "the hobby" clause, where "due to the nature of the hobby" starts getting thrown around. The good thing is these small block engines are on the lower end of the price scale when it comes to cost. I'm not sure what Redcat charges on it's exchange program, but since you already have the engine you can usually find a new engine minus the carb on ebay for about $65 with shipping.
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    RE: Engine trouble

    thank you,gonna get one from there.
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    ORIGINAL: bkbajan

    How hard is it to get a new engine from redcat?

    two weeks ago,i started seeing metal shavings coming from the glow plug hole.
    this made the car shut off randomly and the pull start was stopped working.
    today..i pulled the engine out,took the backplate out and noticed more shavings.

    cleaned everything up,sealed the backplate and went outside to start it.
    the truck started fine but while i was tuning it..the engine died again and the pull start became very hard to pull.

    should i expect any issues getting a replacement engine from redcat?

    btw..its a caldera 3.0
    I guess when you say replacement you mean for free as in warranty? Unless it's some kind of factory defect more than likely it will fall under "the hobby" clause, where "due to the nature of the hobby" starts getting thrown around. The good thing is these small block engines are on the lower end of the price scale when it comes to cost. I'm not sure what Redcat charges on it's exchange program, but since you already have the engine you can usually find a new engine minus the carb on ebay for about $65 with shipping.

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    RE: Engine trouble

    http://www.redcatracing.com/information/warranty.html
    Lifetime Gas and Nitro Engine Replacement Program
    That is the form you have to download,fill out and send with the engine

    You would have to pay 1/2 the price of a new engine,so it would be hald of the below
    sh18engine Sh .18 engine $94.99 In Stock

    I've got engines from Redcat without any problems

    DOUG

    ORIGINAL: bkbajan

    How hard is it to get a new engine from redcat?

    two weeks ago,i started seeing metal shavings coming from the glow plug hole.
    this made the car shut off randomly and the pull start was stopped working.
    today..i pulled the engine out,took the backplate out and noticed more shavings.

    cleaned everything up,sealed the backplate and went outside to start it.
    the truck started fine but while i was tuning it..the engine died again and the pull start became very hard to pull.

    should i expect any issues getting a replacement engine from redcat?

    btw..its a caldera 3.0


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