Just read your article online as to how long E-TEC engines should last. Have already seen one with 500 miles on it that has had 2 engines rebuilt. This is not an isolated case either.
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I disagree with your assertion that this incident you have mentioned is not isolated.
We’re watching very carefully to see how the 600 E-TECs are working and we have not seen any undue wear or problems.
You need to understand, every engine in the sno-mo-biz is subject to failure – even 4-strokes. If you have witnessed an E-TEC failure you have seen the exception – not the rule.
When we see a pattern of problems with E-TEC’s we’ll report it. Right now – across North America, we do not see it.
FYI – our 600 ETEC has over 2000 miles – no trouble. Our limited build 800 has 2275 miles on it and no trouble whatsoever.