Hey all, some of you know i’m currently working on an engine swap for my 800cc (non brand). For argument sake it’s identical to the older (2006) sand viper in parts.
For those who have done an engine swap I could really use your help are you using whole donor vehicle axles or are you cutting and connecting the donor vehicle axles to the Joyner axles via sleeves?
If I use the donor vehicle axles they would be stronger but then I’m having to replace hubs, bearing and probably knuckles brakes etc. So i’m considering welding the donors to the joyner’s so I do not have to replace everything, but i’m not sure if they would be strong enough.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Need a new primary clutch. Center shaft is scored so not really repairable (although I am going to see if my tool and die maker brother can make a replacement part but that'll take too long to be a replacement option.)
Dealer price for replacement is over $750! seems VERY high relative to clutch prices for other UTV's (more than double).
is there a more reasonable alternate?
mark in MN
After operating, the first several inches of the exhaust pipe where it leaves the engine on my Hisun 400cc glows bright red. Is this normal? There are various heat shields and other insulating material along the pipe’s pathway, so I’m guessing it is. Also, there are no other signs that the engine is running hot.