I wanted to tell my experience of a broken crank. My '08 x model summitt 154" had exactly 1800 miles on it when it broke the crank 180 degrees. Amazingly the sled ran to get back to the truck 17 miles. both pistons going up and down at the same time. It cost me $2500 to have anew drop in remanned engine. Yes out of warranty. Warranties should be by miles not years!!!!!
I am very dissapointed to buy a $11,000 sled and in 1800 miles put another engine in it. It runs fine now and I used it to tow my freinds '08 x model off the mountain last weekend after he blew his motor with 1900 miles on it. His back up sled worked well yesterday. It is a 2007 Summitt with a new engine 2 years ago at about the 2k mile mark.
Kind of rediculous to not warratny this crank issue at anything less then 10,000 miles!
Dan the end of the 2-stroke engine in snowmobiles is in the very near future. BRP can not get over this problem with the 800R and other 2 strokes they sell. The sledding industry is running out of customers to sell 2 stroke sleds to. Like GM with the first electric cars they stopped selling them because they could not make any money after the sale for themselves or the dealers so they killed the electric car. BRP does not want the 4 STROKE SNOWMOBILE because they go on and on and on. No sales of parts service etc. compared to the 2 stroke. Yes GM has brought the electric car back it is part of the future like the 4 stoke is the future of the SNOWMOBILE like it or not. Most people I know are going 4 stroke they are done spending money on a failure 2 stroke sled.