2013 Reeper with blown motor??? Dec 11, 2016 12:22:59 GMT -5
Post by The Fool on Dec 11, 2016 12:22:59 GMT -5
12 hours ago Justin said:
Does anybody know how much a motor would cost or another motor that would fit in the 2013 reeper. I got the reeper in 2014 and had it for about 6 months and the motor blew up in it and the dealer I bought it from wouldnt fix it, when I had a year warranty on it. I ask why not and said the manufacturer wouldn't cover it. So I called the manufacturer and I told them what happen and they said they wouldn't cover it because the governor was off of it but I bought it from the dealership like that and the guy said It would be under warranty and never said it would void it. I was going about 50 mph and I seen a puff of white smoke come out the tail pipe so I pulled over checked the temp and everything seemed good, gauge was reading good so I went home killed it and my friend just on it when downy driveway and came back and said it was running hot. So I check the water and let it cool off. Next day I got on it made sure the temperature was good and went down the road about 3 miles then I look down and the temperature is in the red and it dies. Got it home took it the dealer and said it need a new motor and would cost 3k, I only had it for less than 6 months. Any help would be great, it's been sitting since then, has low miles on it. How much would it be worth as is or is there a cheap motor I can put in it. Due to the oil field I haven't had time or money to mess with it.
First off I ask you join the forum if you haven't already. It allows for better contact from members and guest posting is against for policy.
Since you seem to have a legit issue I am quoting so your post will remain.
Now for some advice. First if it put out white smoke that generally means it is water related such as a head gasket blown. I don't know your level of mechanical ability but it sounds like a blown head gasket. You can check for signs of such by the plugs, oil and coolant. If blown you may see signs of condensation in the oil in the form of white build up either on dipstick or oil filler cap.
You can check the plugs also then do a web search for plug conditions. You will find many places that will show different plug colors and looks for different conditions.
If you have the knowledge you may need to tear the top half of the engine off and inspect the gasket as well as the cylinders. You may not have a bad engine yet. Doesn't sound like you may have over driven it in this condition.
Those would be my best starting points. I am sure getting it warrantied will be hard although if set up was done by the dealer I would think much would be on them.
Sure others will chime in as well. Again I ask you join if you haven't yet. Thanks