so, wanted to get my car up and running for the new nitro season and the conrod exploded lol.
i warmed it up and gave it a little blip and "TINK" its in many peices now lol.
Engine is a OS12TZ-T3. not an expensive engine but was pretty strong for the $200 i spent on it. obviously the rod is gone.. the piston and head button got damage from contact, though miraculously the glowplug still works lol.
the sleeve doesnt really seem to have any damage. some light light scratches but I mean REALLY light. cant feel them. they dont sell the sleeves by themselves anyway though.
so.. before i waste more brainspace on this, id need a head, piston/sleeve, conrod for sure.. is it worth it to try and rebuild? $138 plus some shipping from tower "who is one of the only places with the parts" or will one of those $149 RB tuning engines be a better deal?
speed was never an issue with this motor. it didnt have the top end of the $$$$ motors but was PLENTY for a parking lot track.
while im on the topic, would the SPEED parts be a direct drop in for the crank case? I can get the SPEC2 speed sleeve for only $20 more than the stock T3 sleeve.