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Old 04-15-2018, 01:33 AM   #1
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Just a quicky, can brass be used for valve guides or is bronze a must..
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:59 AM   #2
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I have only ever used brass for valve guides, it works just fine.


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All my engines have 360 brass valve guides. My peewee has been running for 8+ years and still runs great.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:44 AM   #5
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In my opinion brass is only good for ornament. The mechanical properties and wear resistance of phosphor bronzes are far superior to brass and for the sizes/amounts that are used in model engines the price difference is negligible.


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