Just had the following text exchange with the service manager:
Manager: “Dave, at this time I have an ECU and regulator on order for your SkiDoo. Tested all connections and grounds. Tech was able to get it going but only on one cylinder like when you dropped it off. Tech suspects Ecu/regulator were factors in what caused the damage in the first place.”
Me: “The ring and land broke in that cylinder. I did not see any evidence of a fuel or timing issue. It was running on both cylinders before, but just not idling, correct? “
Manager: “It fires on both but only stays running on one”
If it fires on both is there any way the ECU is fried? I think they’re completely lost and are throwing parts at it. I’m about ready to go get my sled and figure it out myself...
Dave, on the bolt listen to your gut. You have my experience which is first hand from a Certified BRP Tech. Unfortunately I can only give you a 70% chance that memory is correct that the tech had to use an earlier version of BUDS. I distinctly remember his computer having different versions and he did load more than one. The reason I remember is that I knew an old version of BUDS was needed to load the earliest version of the 2005 calibration file for the 2005 1000 SDI. He used a later version to connect to my 07 sled, but I did notice that he had the older version to load the 05 map. Very few certified techs know this let alone remember, and I bet few people at BRP would remember other than the BRP 1000 SDI enthusiast which they still exist. A certified BRP dealer tech and BRP tech/engineer are two different levels. These guys and gals out in BRP land are brains. Some certified techs are just as able, but those who dug into the SDI are now few and far in between.
Someone like Codooster has not only first hand experience, but his experience with the SDI is recent and constant. I can hold my own because I have had to work hard at it and I have excellent resources. But Codooster is certainly several levels above me with his level experience. Like I mentioned yesterday, his offer was unbelievably cool and priceless. That is the kind of offer that you jump for with both feet lol You are lucky, I've never gotten such an invite!
On the red bolded part, did you give consent and how much is this costing you?
Where are you located? I have a fleet of 600 SDIs and a candoo at my disposal as well as spare ECUs and every sensor on the sled. I'd be happy to help a dootalker out.
The 2020's haven't even come out yet. Best to contact Jeff@CanDoo.
I see that you have a generous offer on the table. That is a priceless one that I would jump on in a heartbeat!