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    a new engine for my Shockwave

    HPI nitrostar .15

    http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/15101.html

    hope it runs as good as it looks

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    RE: a new negine for my Shockwave

    i'm not too much in the know about which engines put out what. i see that this says it's got 1.2 HP, just for comparison, what do the stock Redcat engines put out??

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    RE: a new negine for my Shockwave

    How about an OS .18 CV-R or the SH .18?

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    RE: a new negine for my Shockwave

    I did a search for that exact answer and I could not find anything.. Id be willing to bet the VX-16 has under 1 hp tho..


    ORIGINAL: biggbronco

    i'm not too much in the know about which engines put out what. i see that this says it's got 1.2 HP, just for comparison, what do the stock Redcat engines put out??

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    RE: a new negine for my Shockwave

    OS is a lot more expensive and Im done with Redcats engines.. my first one with proper break in lasted 1 quart ..


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    How about an OS .18 CV-R or the SH .18?

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    The OS .18 CV-RX is only $110 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGGP7&P=ML only $15 more than the T-15.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    that is a good price but I paid $30 less for the HPI motor..
    almost 30% less.

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    The OS .18 CV-RX is only $110 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGGP7&P=ML only $15 more than the T-15.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    And 40% more power

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    also did research on that too. HP figures are pulled out of the air. They mean nothing in the real world.


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    And 40% more power

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    Yeah just saying. It has quite a bit of power.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    yea OS mills are top of the food chain. for sure..


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    Yeah just saying. It has quite a bit of power.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    os is a great engine, that hpi is a decent engine, i had one, its not a real power house but pretty reliable, you should have dont the engine replacement program and got the sh .18, its a real good engine, reliable, easy to tune and powerful, you will like the hpi engine, its pretty reliable.
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    how did the engine work out, im looking to put the same hpi nitro star engine in my shockwave?

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    get the sh.18 from redcat, has much more power than the hpi and at $50, its a great deal.
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    i have had so much bad luck with my redcat racing engine, i never got it to run right, followed all breakin instructions and everything, had my father in law look at it and couldn't get it running and hes been working with nitro engines for years. I called redcat racing and asked what i could do and they said do the engine replacement thats all they could do, and I have only had the thing for a week, didn't even put 3 tanks of fuel through it.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    engine was running so hot, it was smoking out of the head, we richened it alot and put new fuel lines on it, tryed everything.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    the sh company makes great engines, its not the vx that comes with them, its a different engine. Check your tank and make sure that its not clogged behind the nipple and fuel is flowing freely, thats the only reason why i can think that the engine would have been killed in 3 tanks. If its got a clean and oiled air filter, free flowing fuel and set rich enough, the engine should work great. All my stock redcat engines are working to this day.
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    trust me, we did everything to get try and get it working, and no luck.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    how is the compression? you made sure the fuel was free flowing?
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    personally i think the engine has a air leak somewhere.

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    it can be at the base of the carb or the backplate, i usually check for a leak by spraying fuel from a spray bottle on the base of the carb and backplate while its running and see if the idle changes, if it does that that would be where the problem is.
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    can u put something to seal the leak with?

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    rtv gasket silicone, from an autoparts store.
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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    did not get it yet. I will post pics and report when I get it. I have more hop up parts for the wave coming too.



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    how did the engine work out, im looking to put the same hpi nitro star engine in my shockwave?

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    RE: a new engine for my Shockwave

    Me too. Not a quart thru mine and it was compression free Im done with redcat motors.. no way..



    ORIGINAL: Deftones123

    i have had so much bad luck with my redcat racing engine, i never got it to run right, followed all breakin instructions and everything, had my father in law look at it and couldn't get it running and hes been working with nitro engines for years. I called redcat racing and asked what i could do and they said do the engine replacement thats all they could do, and I have only had the thing for a week, didn't even put 3 tanks of fuel through it.


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