Originally Posted by 9D280
Alternatively service the gearbox on your known runner?
I agree if it was a newish engine or if I was going to just sell it or if I had enough time!
This engine has over 3000hrs on it now, so I expect that from now on, so many things start going wrong! This could be a sold as spare or repair or to someone who does not mind spending time under the hood!
Reparing a gearbox will cost me around £1k, or if buy a new gearbox it will be the same.
If I end up having 2-3 major repair in the next 4 years, I better spend that money now on a brand new engine with warranty.
I am also considering other brands, Yamaha and Honda are my other two options. I am a bit reluctant to buy a 2011 yamaha as I have heard the new engines are not as good as what I bought in 2001....