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Just wondering if anyone knows, i bought my savage direct from the states. I would have only run it about 1.5 hrs tops ( its only a month old). When i was cleaning it I noticed a big crack along the motor housing. Would this be covered by warranty? Where would i send it in oz?


Not happy. Are these trucks normally robust?



Any help is better than no help


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The truck itself is very durable, although the force .25 engine (rebranded HPI) seems to be pretty weak.. mainly the crankcase area.


It would be still in warrenty period, although because you bought it from USA then im not sure how they will go with that. I have dealt with Pro-Line in USA and they were fine about it, although im not sure how other companies deal with it.
 

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Thanx Star,


Since i have got my truck i have replaced 2 one way bearings 2 spur gears and 2 clutch bell gears. All inside a month. Maybe mine was built late friday afternoon.


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Ive had mine about 9 months, ive broken now 4 pullstarts, im sure 3 or 4 spur gears, 1 13 tooth pinion, replaced countless screws and all that other crap. Its a hobby, and itll happen.


2 one way bearings? wow that must of been expensive for you.. i got mine fixed by Dan.
 

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One way bearings are fairly cheap only about $20 each. Cheaper than the clutch bell. Why dont you use the roto start system?
 

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Less to carry around.


Yeah they are, but 20 dollars a pop can get expensive.. and in Aus their like 30 - 50 dollars depending on the bearing itself or a complete.
 

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SAVAGE **** said:
Just wondering if anyone knows, i bought my savage direct from the states. I would have only run it about 1.5 hrs tops ( its only a month old). When i was cleaning it I noticed a big crack along the motor housing. Would this be covered by warranty? Where would i send it in oz?

Unless you can prove that the crack was due to manufacturing error and not user damage, it won't be a warranty job.


HPI has a engine swapover policy - you send in the remains of your donk with US$99 and they send you a new one. But that's only for US residents... do you have a mate with a US address who can act as a go-between?
 

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If you know someone in the states, do as zoomer mentioned. I have seen
NS-25 engine crank cases crack and fracture in trhe past couple of
months. I also read that in the states many more people have the same
problem. Personally i wouldn't do the engine swap. I would go for a new
engine, something cheapinsh like a mach 26 or an XTM 24.7, or maybe
even an OS 21.
 

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dont think anyone has seen one in person, but Skidd has done ALOT of research on them.
 

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THANKS ZOOMER AND HUSKY


AS A MATTER OF FACT MY MUM LIVES IN ALABAMA. THATS WHY MY CAR WAS DIRECT FROM THE STATES.


I HAVE BEEN CHECKING OUT THE TRUCKZILLA KITS I THINK THATS WHERE MY MONEY WILL GO.
 

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As Husky says... a few of us Melb MT bashers have directly seen a few cracked cases recently and most HPI sellers will tell you that it isn't uncommon.


Personally, if I had a contact whose postal address I could use in the USA... I would pay the $99 and get a replacement S25. Mine went pretty well for a stock motor and I would have been happy to run it longer.
 

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Star Guitar said:
Less to carry around.


Yeah they are, but 20 dollars a pop can get expensive.. and in Aus their like 30 - 50 dollars depending on the bearing itself or a complete.

where did you get 30-50 dollers from for a one way bearing?? i paid $20 for mine..
 

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Mr Toys first said to me a one way bearing is $50 dollars, and recently ive asked and they have said about $30 for the bearing itself.
 

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Star Guitar said:
Mr Toys first said to me a one way bearing is $50 dollars, and recently ive asked and they have said about $30 for the bearing itself.




nick what do you expect for a toyworld shop!! they are always dear!! goto a hobby shop!! braze paid $99 for his hpi rubicon boddy from toyworld!! whereas monster truck parts australia sell them for $45-50...scrap toyworld nick and goto a real shop
 
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