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2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

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2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  ThermalSniffer on Sat 25 Nov 2017 - 14:54

Hi all,

Please pardon the terrible title, but it played right out of my fingers without even thinking.

Today I received what I was told was a new in box 100% old stock OS 25 FSR as seen in this link. Unfortunately it is not as described and someone has put a used and stuck OS 2CB carb in the box. It should have come with a new OS 2B carb. The two carbs are very similar and this mistake would be OK if the carb actually fit the engine but it won't because it is intended for the larger bore of the 21 FSR-C and 21 FSR-M. The seller claims no knowledge of engines and, having asked, he does not have a 2B carb to send me. Apparently he got this in a large lot of old tamiya buggy stuff which explains why the carb has been swapped out with a buggy carb.

Other than this the engine does genuinely seem to be unused though it shows a fair amount of wear and some discolouration on the case where someone sprayed some oil on it which is unfortunate. So to my question, does anyone have any ideas how I can rescue this situation or should I just return the lot to the seller? It was an eBay sale and I bought on the basis that it was described as new and therefore complete.




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Simon
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Re: 2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  Marleysky on Sun 26 Nov 2017 - 11:57

Simon, if what you received is NOT what was offered, I would return it. I don’t know the difficulty in finding the correct carburetor, that may be a factor. If they are rare and hard to find that would push me towards returning for full refund. If they are relatively cheap and easy to obtain, I’d negotiate with the seller to offset the purchase price to make the engine “ new” as offered. Sellers tend to not want a negative feedback from buyers.

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Re: 2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  ThermalSniffer on Sun 26 Nov 2017 - 12:49

Thanks for offering your opinion. After mulling things over I am leaning the same way. I have occasionally seen the correct carb for sale but they go for as much as I paid for the engine and that is not even counting probable international postage and the inevitable tax and handling fee when it gets here. Even if I could afford it I could be waiting a long time to find one too.

Described as 100% new old stock and it turns up with a broken, used and incorrect carb. In my opinion this is a classic case of a misdescribed engine.
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Re: 2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  NEW222 on Sun 26 Nov 2017 - 13:42

On the same type of subject but slightly different. I bought a used OS FSR 40 this year with the understanding it was coming with an aftermarket muffler, and the front half of the original. Since then it has been to find an original muffler as they appear to have been made engine specific. This appears to be the same as the carburetor on yours. I also just checked to see if I had another carb sitting around for my 25 FSR, but I didn't. Sorry.
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Re: 2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  ThermalSniffer on Sun 26 Nov 2017 - 13:58

Thanks for that but am currently chatting to seller trying to arrange a return but he is pushing hard for a partial refund. He is getting quite rude about it. I think I will have to explain in plain English that without a carb of some kind the engine is as good as parts. There is no way I can use it. He is upset because he thinks I got the engine cheap and am now causing a 'fuss' - not my fault sir!
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Re: 2C OS not 2B OS. An OS 25 FSR Question.

Post  NEW222 on Sun 26 Nov 2017 - 15:55

Not any fuss at all in my opinion. As for price, I would not honestly say you got it cheap. If indeed the engine was unrun with the proper carburetor, it was then a fair price. Even the engine with a carburetor that at least worked would have been ok, but to get it with a carburetor that does not fit is useless. As well, like I mentioned earlier, the parts for these engines is propritary to them. Good luck, but if you file a 'Not As Described' claim, you should have no problems. But I hope the two of you can work it out before it gets to that.
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