Bought this sled in 2001 with about 2k miles on it. Now it's got about 11k
Never touched the engine(fuji 500)
Last winter motor developed a bad 'clunking' sound.
I parked it and am just getting around to trying to fix(or swap the motor).
I've topend all torn down and looks decent for 11k miles.
No scoring on cylinder walls etc(in fact can still see the cross hatching a little.
Anway, I think I've got a crank problem, but have never worked on the bottom ends of these motors.
If I rotate the clutch ever so slightly, I can see the first section of the crank move with the clutch(on the clutch side of the rod), but the rest of the crank does NOT move.
I'm assuming this is my problem and is either a bearing or maybe a broken pin?
Can anyone confirm that this is in fact NOT good?
Also, has anyone had any experience with a rebuilt crank? Recommendations?
I'm kinda stuck between
-should I get this rebuilt
-should I just try to find a good replacement engine.
Thx in advance