View Full Version : Big block reliability?

11-16-2011, 01:41 PM
Hey guys,
I thought there might be a thread on this already, but my search came up empty.

Has anyone experienced/ heard about reliability problems with the indmar big block? (the 2004/05 496). Looking at an xstar with one in it. Heard it mentioned in passing that they have reliability problems, but I couldn't find anything specific on here. I know they didn't do well in the old x80 (single screw).

11-16-2011, 03:59 PM
I've got a 2002 X-30 with the L18 496 engine and it has been a steller performer. It has 465 hours on it and I've never had any problems.

11-17-2011, 03:33 PM
2003 X-30 w L18. Only 180 hrs but no problems so far.