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In recent days we have discovered an issue with the max bore size for the Mini Swift and KA100 engines. In both cases, when using the largest size piston available, if the clearance is excessive (a well-worn engine), there is a chance the stated maximum bore size could be exceeded.
Until further notice (the 2024 fiche factory document) the following maximum bore sizes will be in effect.
- Mini Swift - 42.21mm (1.662")
- KA100 - 48.69mm (1.917")
Subject: Pistons range 41.xx - type IT1 Following the demand increase of the pistons range 41.xx type IT1 (M1 - Gazelle - Norswift - Mini Pro-M - X30 Water Swift) and in order to prevent lack of supply, we have opened a second production line. The pistons from the second line show slightly different markings, due to manufacturer’s needs [...]
Subject: HT coil / pull start engines range Kindly acknowledge that starting from the next supplies, the HT coils provided with the pull start engines (M1/Gazelle/Norswift) will be provided with a security cap installed on the HT cable exit as shown in the pictures below: No performance increase is involved with the modification. Both with or without cap versions are regularly [...]
Subject: Inlet Silencer Reedjet KA100 Kindly acknowledge the modification to the inlet silencer body, supplied as p.n. IAG-90000 with the Reedjet KA100, as shown in the pictures below:The manifold hole on the new version is slightly moved on the left side to allow a better installation of the inlet silencer on the chassis. No performance increase is involved with [...]
Subject: Oil Seal TCWJ 20x35x7 - P.N. F-10425A Following supply issues with IAME’s preferred supplier for the oil seal TCWJ 20x35x7 p.n. F-10425A, we have been forced to supply from a second supplier to continue with the production of the engines and the supply of spare parts. The two components are perfectly interchangeable, quality, durability and performance are the equivalent. The [...]
Attention IAME Dealers: There have been some reports of X30 coil failures on engine startup upon using the push button start. Below outlines what causes this failure and how to prevent it. When the start button is pushed the big current (80A approx.) feeding the starter motor passes from the battery to the button, then to [...]
Recently we have discovered that there have been a very small number of airbox tubes for the Mini Swift that were produced outside the specifications defined on the factory fiche document. The overall length is too short. Some of these have made their way into the U.S. market and have been discovered in several areas (race [...]
The vent fitting onto the X30 crankcase is provided because the gears compartment (like all the gears compartments) need to be vented. The air contained into the gears compartment is heated by the aluminum walls, by the oil and by the gears themselves, as all these parts are heated up during engine operation. As a result, [...]
A new fiche document has been posted (353/I) that shows the new wiring harness and button system recently introduced for the Mini Swift engine. This system features larger and improved buttons. There is no performance gain. The new system is now coming on new engines and also may be retrofitted to older models.
In the latest production of the Mini-Swift, KA100 and X30 engines, the USA marking has been removed from the crankcase so as to unify the production to be the same as other markets.The engine serial numbers will still be dedicated to the USA market to verify the production and importation.