In short there is uncontained pistion cycling and it was left for many months before it recieved the attention that the fact it's a offical bug and queuned for 1.3 iteration of the mod. Source/Proof:https://github.com/minetest-mods/mesecons/issues/499
Hopefully the mod maintainers will be attending and fix these considerably more promptly as possible. Given at the current rate I see it a serious concern for servers.
I do understand your only trying to help and I appreicate that however this mod doesn't appears to explain what limitations are even in place in the code itself. As configurable options appears not be provided yet?