Haynes build your own combustion engine HM04 with illuminating spark plugs & ignition sounds RRP £40 £19.95 delivered @ eBay sold by uhfdistribution
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Haynes build your own combustion engine HM04 with illuminating spark plugs & ignition sounds RRP £40 £19.95 delivered @ eBay sold by uhfdistribution

£19.95
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Found 7th Nov 2016Made hot 7th Nov 2016
Great little gadget for the kids and big kids alike. Build your own Haynes combustion engine with illuminating spark plugs and ignition sound.

You get a stand with it so when you've built it you can proudly display your work.

Needs 2 x aa batteries which you don't get with it but everything else is included in the box. Nice big box and easy to wrap!

£24 in Debenhams

£23.88 at Amazon

£34.99 at Argos

£34.97 at Asda

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21 Comments

Thanks. Purchased for Santa !

Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed on how poorly it went together,had to modify parts to make them fit/move freely,the end result was the engine didn't move as it should and the motor then failed.

Just hope they have improved the quality of the kit over the last couple of years.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 7th Nov 2016

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Biggunspaul

Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed … Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed on how poorly it went together,had to modify parts to make them fit/move freely,the end result was the engine didn't move as it should and the motor then failed.


They have changed the design in the last 2 years - this one has illuminating spark plugs and ignition sounds

Biggunspaul

Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed … Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed on how poorly it went together,had to modify parts to make them fit/move freely,the end result was the engine didn't move as it should and the motor then failed.Just hope they have improved the quality of the kit over the last couple of years.



​True replica of a British Leyland engine then

emribena

They have changed the design in the last 2 years - this one has … They have changed the design in the last 2 years - this one has illuminating spark plugs and ignition sounds



The one we built had light up plugs and sound.

Maybe it was less than 2 years ago.

Biggunspaul

Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed … Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed on how poorly it went together,had to modify parts to make them fit/move freely,the end result was the engine didn't move as it should and the motor then failed.Just hope they have improved the quality of the kit over the last couple of years.



Very same thoughts, the quality is shocking.

I bought Jan 2013 for £9.99. It says lights and sound on box but never got round to opening it!

rheumatoid

I bought Jan 2013 for £9.99. It says lights and sound on box but never … I bought Jan 2013 for £9.99. It says lights and sound on box but never got round to opening it!



Same here. I think it's still sitting in the loft

Someone say the top gear gag

rdbradshaw

Someone say the top gear gag


Do you mean one of the racist ones?

ludwig352

Do you mean one of the racist ones?


Open the one where James says your in for an evening of suck pump blow lol

As others mentioned been half this price, but this is a decent buy for xmas and cheapest for nowww..

Works okay after a bit of remedial work.

Biggunspaul

Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed … Built this with my son a couple of years back and was very disappointed on how poorly it went together,had to modify parts to make them fit/move freely,the end result was the engine didn't move as it should and the motor then failed.Just hope they have improved the quality of the kit over the last couple of years.




Same here, it doesn't run freely enough to move in any kind of decent motion... And it's loud!

Quite interesting but a pain in the **** to get the LEDs "firing" at the correct moment.

Interesting enough for £20 but not worth the RRP. (Not voting either way)

also available at TK Maxx for the same price

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jonesinamillion

Same here, it doesn't run freely enough to move in any kind of decent … Same here, it doesn't run freely enough to move in any kind of decent motion... And it's loud!Quite interesting but a pain in the **** to get the LEDs "firing" at the correct moment.Interesting enough for £20 but not worth the RRP. (Not voting either way)


Seriously, complaints about a £20 engine, if it worked great for that much cars would be £100 new surely everybody should get used to the idea from day 1 that engines always go wrong

nonsense, cold

Such a shame they have sold out.

But a good price des[pite them having none left.

Voted HOT, HOT, HOT! before someone goes and EXPIRES this deal

If you have trouble with the pistons sticking on this when they move, then just put a little bit of cooking oil around them and they will work a lot easier.
I had to use a small modelling file to remove some of the burrs, but after that it went together quite well and the lubrication to the pistons kept the firing order in sync.

Listing has ended

as quickly as I was exited I had a whammy
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