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Old 01-27-2009, 02:31 AM   #106
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Hello All,

Just want to report that I have joined the XXL3 family. Man, it took me over 20 tanks to break in the engine, but is is very very fast with excellent torque.

Too bad that I had to take out the ceramic bearing and conrod set after the break-in. I wonder why they put the ceramic bearing in since it's kind of a throw away.

Anyway, looking forwrad to seeing my new XXL3 in action in the next race!
you had to change your rear bearing? Should last at LEAST a gallon..
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Hello All,

Just want to report that I have joined the XXL3 family. Man, it took me over 20 tanks to break in the engine, but is is very very fast with excellent torque.

Too bad that I had to take out the ceramic bearing and conrod set after the break-in. I wonder why they put the ceramic bearing in since it's kind of a throw away.

Anyway, looking forwrad to seeing my new XXL3 in action in the next race!

20 tanks! wow, mine only took 8 tanks using runner time. i'm suprised you busted the bearing as well, maybe the fuel has a poor quality oil content.

i've only had a bearing go once, and i think sometimes you get a less than perfect bearing. who knows.

the XXL3's are matched pistona nd liners from what i've been told so they should break in quite easily.
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20 tanks! wow, mine only took 8 tanks using runner time. i'm suprised you busted the bearing as well, maybe the fuel has a poor quality oil content.

i've only had a bearing go once, and i think sometimes you get a less than perfect bearing. who knows.

the XXL3's are matched pistona nd liners from what i've been told so they should break in quite easily.
So, how was the performance with the team orion pipe?
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So, how was the performance with the team orion pipe?
it was fine. i didn't bother trying the novarossi pipe as i have had only excellent performance with the orion pipe. When my home track gets resurfaced i'll test the orion pipe and the novarossi pipe for both performance and run time.

for now i know it runs cooler and quicker with the orion pipe, not sure about run time but i'm guessing it would probably have more run time as well.
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you had to change your rear bearing? Should last at LEAST a gallon..
Yes, I changed the bearings to regular steel ones.

I took my time breaking in the engine before I started leaning. Given the current economic condition, I guess this will be my last new motor for a long while ... sigh.
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Yes, I changed the bearings to regular steel ones.

I took my time breaking in the engine before I started leaning. Given the current economic condition, I guess this will be my last new motor for a long while ... sigh.
Weird.. ive had over 20litres on my 3ct tuned and still the same original bearings
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20L ! Wow .. that sounds very amazing. How lean do you run?

The longest I have had to change is 4-5 litres..
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i tune to max performance always
engine temps are normally between 115-125 degrees

do you wanna sell the bearings u removed from your engine?
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only 4-5 liters i have gone through at least 30 liters.... i am also interested on those bearings
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when i say positive things you still have something to say even though i said the eagle has more topend the xxl3 is the better all around motor so go make love to your xxl3 but it is not faster just better overall.
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20L ! Wow .. that sounds very amazing. How lean do you run?

The longest I have had to change is 4-5 litres..
hmm, what kind of fuel do you run? did you not burn the engine out of fuel and oil it nightly? cause that just seems strange, only time I had bearings die early was with 1/8th buggy when the front bearing got dirt in it. ... did you change it because of grit or axial, or radial play?
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I usually change when the bearing feels not smooth. That's pretty much it. I always clean an oil after each time of use.

I use O'Donnell 20 and 25%, and run about less than 230F.
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I usually change when the bearing feels not smooth. That's pretty much it. I always clean an oil after each time of use.

I use O'Donnell 20 and 25%, and run about less than 230F.
i'm also ran O'Donnell 20% at below 240F and the bearing can last at least 15L
what was you used to clean the inside of the engine and the bearing was not smooth before or after you clean it .
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I usually change when the bearing feels not smooth. That's pretty much it. I always clean an oil after each time of use.

I use O'Donnell 20 and 25%, and run about less than 230F.
hmm, did you maybe get some dirt in it? I ran OD fuel and it was fine.. so I doubt it was cheap fuel... I guess you can understand why most of us are all confused lol
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Probably too lean in the high end. This will cause bearings to wear out in 4-5 Liters. I've had the same in my Eagle, pretty much the same engine. First set of bearings was shot in 4 liters.
With the new set i just set it a tad richer, especially in the long mains.
And i changed from Tornado to RunnerTime. Runnertime is a too expensive fuel but you will save a set of bearings with it.
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