Originally Posted by Osiris 75
Does anyone know who sells the Max Power XL3?
word of warning on the SL3!!'s get youself 3 spare conrods for this engine!
i have a SL3 which has had 5 litres through it, and the conrod is already dead. i have busted 3 plugs and pitted the top of the piston and the headbutton. I use runnertime and did not change the tune from the last time i used it.
these engines are possibly the best .12 i have ever run, but they stay tight, (ie read locking up) even after 3 full race meets after break in.
change the conrod 1 litre after break in (ie, break it in, race for 1 litre then change).
i would also recommend changing the rod after another 5 litres, then again after another 5. you will find it is still locking up after 5 litres, and you may still need another rod change after 10 litres.
also to avoid pitting the head button or the piston by accidently running a loose conrod you might want to ad .10 worth of headshims to increase the head clearance.
great engines, but be prepared to change rods due to the engines very thight fit.