I am trying to decide the best rout here in my mind it would be better to buy new p/s con rod and boca or avid ceramics and rebuild a motor with that than to spend $100 on a replacement stock motor?
Boca's are way overpriced.... Better off with Avids...
I would not use the ceramics unless you are modding the internals of the motor, you will not gain any advantage on a stock motor using the ceramics,,, but they are almost double the price.. Your choice. I just don't want you to expect anything more out of them.... Just doing the regular Avid Engine bearings are fine... IMHO.
Founder of H.U.A.
I spent What??
If it's just worn out then rebuild it, if the bearings or con rod detonated replace it.
Look out for the tree/crunch!
LiPo? Naw NITRO!!
Rebuild or replace. If you want the satisfaction of rebuilding the engine and using bearings that may be a little better than stock and hearing it fire right up then then that is the route for you.
If you want to save a little money then buying new of eBay is the way to go. Then you could practice disassembling and reassembling the old engine.
The Super Derecho
^i have 2 3.3's and 2 2.5's right now so I have taken them apart plenty I think I'm going to build them both so I have a back up
Ok im about to replace the piston and sleeve in my 2.5, what brake in if any should be done??
The traxxas method u have to re break in since your using new p/s