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rovan 36cc

Discussion in 'King Motor Baja' started by hyperdad, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. hyperdad

    hyperdad Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about trying the new Rovan 36cc engine. Is anyone here running this engine? If so how well does it perform and how easy is it to start?

    Thanks in advance

    Hyperdad
     
  2. Peteolheadz100

    Peteolheadz100 Well-Known Member

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    I only have experience with the HY redcat motor but on yputube theres plenty of the 36cc vids you can watch. They seem to be good running motors but have heard some with multiple issues with them, don't know but its worth a shot for he price...let us know if you do get to try one how it goes
     
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    I had two Rovan engines self destruct in 2016 a 30.5 and a 32. Never again! Zenoah from now on for me
     
  4. Peteolheadz100

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    Wow self destruct.....i wonder whats bad about them, what can fail in a motor of poor quality vs a good quality mltor?
     
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    On the 30.5 one of the wrist pin washers came apart and tore up the piston. On the 32 I found chunks of metal the color of the con rod but couldn't find where they came from so either casting flash or poor assembly room practices, that engine didn't make it long maybe six to eight weekends.
     
  6. hyperdad

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    Thanks for the info. I have been checking youtube. The engine seems to start
    and run fine. I'll try one in a few months when $ is available. and let you know how it
    runs.

    thanks again

    Hyperdad
     
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    Anyone know if the size of the exhaust port is larger than the exhaust port on the Zenoah G290. Just curious if my old pipes will fit.