please allow me to scream...
ok, im better. last wednesday when my rc10gt ran away on me and bent the chassis, i took a quick look and everything else seemed fine... until i decided to take the engine apart to clean it.
the engine was ceased TIGHT, it wouldnt budge. so i opened it up, and to my relief the piston arm was broken. so i figured what the hell eh, cant be more than a $15 dollar part.
so i pull the rest of the engine apart and remove some of the metal flakes in the crank case. but when i went to reassemble it i noticed part of the inside of the crank case was broken around where the little knob at the end of the crankshaft connects to the piston rod / pull starter
the piston and sleeve are fine, but it would still cause a problem wouldnt it?
id hate to buy a new engine if i just need a piston arm :\