I blew my 01 up at 2900 miles 2 years ago sheared the piston then blew a hole in the crankcase. Other than that I love the sledfreddy2 said:Yes I agree that "keeping an old carbed sled (is) more appealing and a lot less costly" it seems than even the new SDI's if they're having so much troubles. 20 mpg is great, but not if they cost more in repairs, sometimes good 'ol carbs is best.
Other than rings, though, and the 'shutting down' problem, they're not actually blowing up are they? The 600HO's I mean. That's by far the main thing of course.
Mine blew up 800 miles after the recall was done. Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky, dealer said that because it had been a year since the work was done there was nothing he could do about it. Maybe the dealer screwed up, or the recall was never performed in the first place. Guess i'll never know.freddy2 said:Well I meant the new SDI's, the 600 HO and the 1000 MZ, I heard about problems but didn't think they were blowing up....maybe problems in the cylinders/rings with the flaking rings etc. and shutting down problems, but not exploding as your 01 did. My 01 did too, 300 km after the dealer installed the recalled pistons, but it was not the machines fault, I think the dealer screwed up as it went 3,500 km just fine before that. I got a free 2002 motor so I can't complain. It has 11,500 km on it now, the chassis has 15,000 km, and although I came close to selling it this year I just can't sell it, I love it too much. I'll wait until I literally hate it, but that may take another 10 years.