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which motor to go with 0540 or gso480

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looking for some input, im about to get a new motor and cant deside if i should go with a 0540 or a gso480, which is better,for long runs,better power, and parts to come by if something blows/breaks..

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A wise man once told me that 0-540 are pretty dang reliable and easy to keep tuned, loved mine..... A 480 (when running right) is nice, but are finickey as heck motors... They are sticky motors, meaning real touchy.. Might wanna call some guys on here that run them.. Have a friend that has one and he said when running right, there great, but are a biotch to get them there and keep them there.. A GSO480 makes some real nice power.. Look at the props they swing..

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540 they burn less fuel and if assembled right with good parts and you maintain it they will last for years
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no question, 540

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O-540 Definitely.
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Anyone have a 540 forsale? If you do call me message me 5613138558

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Why not a go480, then you dont have to worry about the supercharger, good motors.
Still turn big prop and alot of push.

pm me . I know where some are.

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540, just sold old one month ago.
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Re: which motor to go with 0540 or gso480

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480 not to familiar with then and the power they have and how much of a pain is it to get the supercharger set right? And if anyone knowable of any good 540 please let me know!!

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Did this same debating myself recently... I went with an IO-540 and couldn't be happier!
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Outlawaircraftengines wrote:O-540 Definitely.

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X3 540 BUILD IT RIGHT ONCE AND YOU WILL HAVE MANY YEARS OF GOOD SERVICE OUT OF ONE. I HEAR THE 480'S ARE GETTING HARDER TO FIND PARTS FOR.
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0540 is the way to go the one i have sits outside in the weather for months and never has a problem starting. The one i have runs cool never over 180 in the summer, and with the right prop a 540 will go anywhere.
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i have a new injected 540 upstack with 1200 mags zero hours with the abner adapter kit and a rotator gear box i will sell you.......
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i got a staight valve all redone 0 hrs still on the stand 9 to 1 pistons phase 3 cam all the best parts with mags and continental injection for 8500
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