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Haynes combustion engine now £14.99 @ Argos
Haynes combustion engine now £14.99 @ Argos

Haynes combustion engine now £14.99 @ Argos

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•The engine you build is a greatly simplified version of a real car engine. The model is designed to be fun to put together, and to make it easier for you to understand how a full-size four-stroke car engine works. This box contains all the parts and tools you need to assemble the working model.

This has been reduced by a fiver to 14.99. There are other retailers and eBayers selling what looks like the same model for 24.99.

Unless anyone can tell me there are 2 versions of this kit? Looking at some of the images on a google shopping search, there are some that look different to others (different box colour and engine style). The descriptions all sound suitably similar.

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Looks good, better price than anywhere else I looked at, just reserved one for my 10 year old Nephew for Christmas, thanks.

I think that is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!
Heat for coolness!

Excellent educational toy - I only wish we had more of the real thing to make.

Think I'll buy one for the garage that services my car

wow. i would love a 10yr old son so i have an excuse to build this!

Cool...am tempted !
Edited by: "Mecoconuts" 19th Oct 2010

I think this is the same one as in this video:-

youtube.com/wat…bWk

It appears Haynes can't even get the manual for their own product right!

Will this fit my Mk4 Fiesta?

I don't suppose anyone has seen Haynes Jet Engine yet? I'd buy it for £15

Looks very cool. Heat

spot on for a pressie this one

This is fab, I have one working away. looks cool.

if its the same one as on amazon very good reviews from most.
amazon.co.uk/Tre…8-1

Like it, Like it. great prezzie

Goofeys Girl

if its the same one as on amazon very good reviews from … if its the same one as on amazon very good reviews from most.[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trends-Uk-Ltd-Haynes-Combustion/dp/B000YX7OXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1287513295&sr=8-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trends-Uk-Ltd-Haynes-Combustion/dp/B000YX7OXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1287513295&sr=8-1[/url]



Yeah, seems to go together well enough if you ignore the camshaft timing issue, which is not unreasonable, assuming you're not going to put it in a real car;-)

nice one, think I will get one for me, sorry I meant my son.

I have bought one for my son too

big b0y

I think that is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!Heat for coolness!



you've never seen an engine? oO

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spamcan61

Yeah, seems to go together well enough if you ignore the camshaft timing … Yeah, seems to go together well enough if you ignore the camshaft timing issue, which is not unreasonable, assuming you're not going to put it in a real car;-)



Ah.
So it doesn't matter if it doesn't work then?
You must be Dixons/PC World's favourit customer. LOL
Edited by: "Pluun" 19th Oct 2010

Original Poster

Well, I got mine home and had a look in the box. This thing is going to be huge. I've been a bit disappointed by some products with a big box that's mostly empty. But this one is a big box that is fairly well filled with bits.

Good spot - I just reserved one.

what fuel does it run on lol

suck squeeze bang blow heat added

Sorry but this is not a combustion engine - it's electric.

hadley

Sorry but this is not a combustion engine - it's electric.


That's what I figured. So why do they sell it as a "combustion engine"? Ice cold for me.

Funny post Max_Ian

Built one of these last Xmas, was good fun and well worth the £14.99 price tag.

It should be clearer on whether it's actually fuel powered

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sten

It should be clearer on whether it's actually fuel powered


it IS clear.
You can see right through it can't you? oO

Pluun

it IS clear.You can see right through it can't you? oO



fair point they could make one out of Pyrex tho

Edited by: "sten" 21st Oct 2010

Picked mine up today, I'm finally going to get my hands dirty with this wrench business!

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sten

fair point they could make one out of Pyrex tho



Aye.
Wondered what that was but didn't want to show my igronance. (_;)

Can I buy it for my 1 and half year-old girl?
I mean as an excuse to build it myself :-)

I have a feeling it would not be a good idea to let a 10 year old loose with a can of petrol, that's why its battery powerd, it's a model of a combustion engine!

sten

It should be clearer on whether it's actually fuel powered



well seeing as its not fuel powered it wouldnt say fuel powered. If you cared so much about it and read the description you would find its battery powered, it tells you

Here's a real little engine you can build for free, not a battery operated sham. http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~khirata/english/mk_can.htm

Just reserved one of these. I think it would make a great xmas present

As seen on Top Gear!
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