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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2001, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a used nitro thrasher 4wd w ith the os .12 pull start motor. I got it started and was driving around the back yard w/o the air cleaner (I know stupid) any way it went through some dirt, then stopped. The crank wouldn't turn with the pull starter. I took it apart and found a broken rod. The sleeve assembly and piston came out fine. The question is: is it cheaper/better to buy a new .12,.15. or .16 motor or rebuild the old one. Any suggestions would be great.

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i wish i new more man, just wanted to let you know that i feel for you. Just go to your local hobbie shop and see what seems to be the most economical thing to do. Good luck Marc

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i just rebuilt my traxxas .15 and it was only $25 for new piston and sleeve and a new rod is i think $15. so thats $40-50 (the guy at hobby shop told me traxxas was cheapest of any other makers) and i think you can buy a new .15 for about $75 which would be a step up from your .12 just something to think about...

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it depends, some .12's make alot more than most .15's

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Re: Broken Rod

I ended up buying an HPI .15 , and ordered the parts to rebuild my OS .12 for a spare, or another car. Thanks

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