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RX42B motor prices

2719 Views 41 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  stoner
With the recent problems at SCX the supply of spare parts in the UK has been virtually non-existent so, having a need to buy some RX42B motors, I have been obliged to look further afield for supplies.

Now, even if they were available, I would need to pay in excess of £12 for one in the UK. I have just bought some from the USA for £7.20 each, including shipping from the other side of the Atlantic. Moreover they arrived on my doorstep in just 5 days which is better than some UK suppliers can manage.

So who is making an excess profit here then?

Anybody know a US supplier of SCX NASCAR rear axles and tyres?
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Europe is long on gasoline and short on diesel so with the same taxes diesel costs more, nowadays diesel costs a bit more in refining terms as you have to generate hydrogen to boost the hydrogen balance in the refinery and feed the hydrocracker that provides the marginal diesel. Hence the future is downsized efficient petrol engines, three cylinder turbocharged. The upcoming Euro V emission regs are also bad news for diesels. Sorry for the jargon, that's been my professional life.
It was my understanding that you had one big refineig tower with taps set at certain heights to draw off the product and the higher up you went, ie petrol the more expensive it got. diesel being way lower in the refineing process. i,ve probably been naive and simplistic all these years. john
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