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Zenoah installation tip

Haroldbee

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My new Rampage XR came with a defective RedCat engine, and, in the end, I bought a new ZENOAH G290RC engine. BE AWARE that the air filter that comes with this engine, DOES NOT FIT the Rampage XR chassis; the length of it comes in conflict with the throttle linkage. THE SOLUTION: Take off that air filter, and bolt the shorter air filter from the stock RedCat engine. Problem solved.
 

Phill

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My new Rampage XR came with a defective RedCat engine, and, in the end, I bought a new ZENOAH G290RC engine. BE AWARE that the air filter that comes with this engine, DOES NOT FIT the Rampage XR chassis; the length of it comes in conflict with the throttle linkage. THE SOLUTION: Take off that air filter, and bolt the shorter air filter from the stock RedCat engine. Problem solved.
You'll also find that you need to use your stock engine cover for the bolts to line up
 

designed2survive

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My new Rampage XR came with a defective RedCat engine, and, in the end, I bought a new ZENOAH G290RC engine. BE AWARE that the air filter that comes with this engine, DOES NOT FIT the Rampage XR chassis; the length of it comes in conflict with the throttle linkage. THE SOLUTION: Take off that air filter, and bolt the shorter air filter from the stock RedCat engine. Problem solved.

Contrat on your engine. The stock zenoah air filter is one of those items that no one uses.
 

Haroldbee

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Contrat on your engine. The stock zenoah air filter is one of those items that no one uses.
Thank you, Designed 2survive. The engine also came without a choke. So, at first I was perplexed as to how I'd start the thing. Subsequently, I found an OBR YouTube video that showed me how, and now my chokeless engine starts, everytime, within 5 short JERKS on the cord. I'm having a blast.
 

Haroldbee

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You'll also find that you need to use your stock engine cover for the bolts to line up
Now you tell me. Lol. If it had dawned on me to do the above, it would have saved me half an hour of drilling NEW holes. But, the more you live, the more you learn.
 

Phill

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Now you tell me. Lol. If it had dawned on me to do the above, it would have saved me half an hour of drilling NEW holes. But, the more you live, the more you learn.
When I got mine I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't fit either then it dawned on me
 

Bigpopa64

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So if I buy a OBR engine the 30.5 seven 1/2 horse chrome will it fit without changing the chrome engine cover ??? Thanks
 

G-Man

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So if I buy a OBR engine the 30.5 seven 1/2 horse chrome will it fit without changing the chrome engine cover ??? Thanks
Yes you have to order the engine for Redcat in the drop down menus on the OBR site. It will come ready for your filter and pipe. Bolt right in.
 

designed2survive

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So if I buy a OBR engine the 30.5 seven 1/2 horse chrome will it fit without changing the chrome engine cover ??? Thanks

OBR offer both configurations. You will need to make a selection when checking out. I don't know what vehicle you have but if the difference in price is too much I would get the OBR G320RC Full mod. Trust me horsepower is one thing but torque is what will put that smile on your face when getting the vehicle moving.
 

Bigpopa64

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OBR offer both configurations. You will need to make a selection when checking out. I don't know what vehicle you have but if the difference in price is too much I would get the OBR G320RC Full mod. Trust me horsepower is one thing but torque is what will put that smile on your face when getting the vehicle moving.
OBR offer both configurations. You will need to make a selection when checking out. I don't know what vehicle you have but if the difference in price is too much I would get the OBR G320RC Full mod. Trust me horsepower is one thing but torque is what will put that smile on your face when getting the vehicle moving.
I have the Rampage MT
 

Bigpopa64

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It's a powerful engine but it has less torque than the G320RC.
Oneil Brother Racing (Sean) recommended
This engine to me were can I get a air filter that bolts up that's reasonable and do I need another part to bolt up the air filter I'm new to the gas RC THANKS
 

designed2survive

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Oneil Brother Racing (Sean) recommended
This engine to me were can I get a air filter that bolts up that's reasonable and do I need another part to bolt up the air filter I'm new to the gas RC THANKS

The stock Baja 5b air filter is widely used and is a good one!
 

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