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Well it looks like I need a new motor....
« on: April 25, 2008, 09:13:41 PM »
As I was taking the motor apart I found more metal chunks, so I dug deeper and took the whole thing apart this time and found out that the whole piston arm has broken right off the piston   :o.  I tried to take the piston and that piston cylinder right out so that I could replace it but it doesn't seem to want to come out. I tried to pull that piston right out with no luck so I pushed the piston down and tried to pull just the cylinder out and it moved up may be 1mm if that   :(  .

So does anybody know what the deal is?  Is there a special way to get that thing out or do I need a new motor?

If I do need a new motor what should I replace the HPI .25 with?  another HPI may be one of the bigger blocks or an after market one?  Like the Axial , ONFA , RB, or RACERS EDGE.........    any ideas would be great where I should go from here......

Thanks again guys 

ps:  with the amount of cash I've been putting into this Savage to get it going I probably should have just waited for the XL to come out and get that......   :-X

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Re: Well it looks like I need a new motor....
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 08:08:31 AM »
that cylinder is the sleeve. it will come out it's just tight. if you are careful you can pry it out, just work around the outside a litttle here, a little there type thing. the piston will go out the bottom. if it's tight that's a good thing. you can replace the con rod cheap enough.

the blown glowplugs could also have been caused by play in the con rod bushing at the bottom where it hooks to the crank. excessive play changes the compression at the plug and pops them. running it as lean as you did overheated the engine and probably over revved. combine the slop with revs and heat and snap. I bet you could get that motor going again for about $25

while you have the engine all apart, check the carb for play too. if the carb wasn't aligned properly to be pulled straight by the servo, it puts pressure on the side of the barrel and can wear the barrel or the carb body itself where the pin travels. then if all else is good, piston can't be pushed out the top of the sleeve (good compression) use some high heat exhaust gasket goop, I use permetex form a gasket self hardeneing (it never becomes a rock like aviators, that crap is cement) and put a litle bit on the carb intake and backplate to prevent air leaks.

if you don't know how old the fuel tubing is, replace that and a couple extra air filter elements that are oiled up is a good invesment too


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Re: Well it looks like I need a new motor....
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 11:36:45 AM »
Thank you for the detailed reply, I'll keep at it and see if I could get that sleeve out....

But if I'm not able to or if there is to much damage with motors do you think that I should replace that HPI 25 with?

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Re: Well it looks like I need a new motor....
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 10:42:15 AM »
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Re: Well it looks like I need a new motor....
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 08:41:56 PM »
at least a .28, unless its going in a buggy,a .28 hpi or axial are the best bang for your buck, a .32 is a pig on nitro, but in a big heavy truck(savage) they are awsome.i got an axial .32 in my savage and it rocks, was too snakey for my buggy
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