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Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:15 AM | 13,346 Views
Of four stroke engines you dirty minded people!! I recently scored two of the best deals in a long while. (Besides of course a free engine.) Although these were not free they were under $65 for the pair. Acquired separately from different parties in the last week. The Enya 46 looked to be in really bad shape, but once cleaned up, it turned out to be pretty darn nice. The 48 Surpass looked just like the picture, but still needed some internal cleaning.

Both engines were completely disassembled and parts cleaned in my Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner with 1 part LA's Totally Awesome cleaner and 2 parts hot water. The Enya needed some parts but fortunately I had them on hand. The Surpass really didn't need anything but a screw that I had stripped the head on trying to loosen it. The bearings in the OS could have been replaced but after cleaning and oiling I thought they would last a bit longer. besides I did not have the right bearings on hand.

The Enya has been run, the OS has not yet. Both have very good compression and should provide many more years of service. below is a video of the Enya as I disassembled it. I do glow engine repair, cleaning, rebuild. So if you have an old tired engine and just don't feel like messing with it, send it to me and I can refurbish it for you. I have a playlist on my YouTube channel showing customer engine repairs.

Enya 46-4C A Look Inside (4 min 43 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Mar 19, 2017 @ 04:21 PM | 12,888 Views
This is the second video using the RunCam II mounted to my Decathlon. The first was poor because I did not turn the image flip setting off. It is off this time and I have a much better video to show for it.

RunCam II Another Try (7 min 21 sec)

Posted by dmrcflyr2 | Mar 19, 2017 @ 04:19 PM | 12,937 Views
I was contacted by a fellow modeler a few weeks ago. He had a nice 170R3 that needed some bearings and check out. He thought maybe a valve was stuck or one cylinder was light on compression. He asked if I would be interested in fixing it up for him. My response was HELL YES! NOw when this engine arrived it looked pretty well cared for as you can see in the pictures.

Once I began the disassembly I quickly discovered the issue with the engine. It had stuck cam followers on two of the 3 cylinders. I am documenting this rebuild on my YouTube channel. I think the videos tell a bit better story than I do. Check them out.

Saito FA-170R3 Customer Rebuild Part 1 (9 min 22 sec)