Thread: XLT 1200 Engine Rebuild...
12-15-2008, 04:33 PM #1
XLT 1200 Engine Rebuild...
I have a 1200 XLT '01 and it seems like something in the engine blew up. I've changed 2 pistons and cylinder already in the past and last time it seemed like the crankshaft was not in top shape the mechanic told me.
How much should I pay for a rebuild? Should I buy one of those SBT engines I've heard so many bad things about? Im in South Florida so if anyone can recommend a GOOD mechanic I would also appreciate it.
It turned on last time I tried, but on load it will die.
12-15-2008, 07:03 PM #2
ok i have a sbt700 motor in one of my skis and it ran fine
premix broke it in and she runs like a champ
12-15-2008, 08:08 PM #3
Oh no no the SBT debate again....
Jim the plate man should be able to help but there are a good few guys on SoFlo that could assist
I am a little to far away.
My .02 - dont use SBT put a WTB in the classifieds for what you need - I believe there are a few cranks up for as I type. Whatever you buy from there will come with untold morale support and technical backup
12-15-2008, 08:10 PM #4
12-15-2008, 08:35 PM #5
Trust me, Im a disaster working on skis, if not I would do it myself. And I dont wanna start doing it, then not complete it and end up taking it in and it would be worst...
Last time I started to do it and couldnt get past the stinger...lol
12-15-2008, 08:38 PM #6
did it blow out the block or just loose compression? Need to pull the motor and complete a tear down to know. I have have most od the part to put an oem motor together. Just need a crank. hot rods has a good product
12-15-2008, 09:26 PM #7
I will check compression this week and post it up...There seems to be some oil on the bottom of the engine bay....I premix...
12-15-2008, 09:32 PM #8
your best bet is to tear it down yourself like that YOU know whats wrong with it and what needs to be replaced. if you do give this guy a call jorge at jv performance http://www.jvperformance.com/home.html his in cutler ridge, he rebuilds, true and welds cranks for alot of shops in miami
12-15-2008, 10:49 PM #9
That guy comes highly recommended...I will see...
12-15-2008, 10:57 PM #10
Where can I rent a compression tool? Or does NAPA or such loan 'em out?
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