Originally Posted by K1W1
I think Loren might have a point with his opening statement.
Here you go again with another all encompassing claim that is not fact at all.
You can purchase up to 5 Yrs Extended Warranty on non commercial ( non revenue producing) engines. It does not come free with each engine.
I have not see CAT give an additional 2 yrs warranty gratis on any engine repairs and I have seen some big ones in my time.
You complain about a 1 yr Warranty on a $30K Rebuild- This is the same warranty period for a new CAT in Commercial service without purchasing additional cover.
The statement "you can get 5 years of warranty on a new cat" means it is available, not that it comes with it. I believe on pleasurecraft engines CAT gives 3 year warranties (not sure) or 2 year.......One of those rings a bell. There must be a language barrier here because that is a clear statement that it is available in the United States English Language, it does not mean it comes with it free of charge.
I can understand how a commercial application has only a year of warranty. Commercial applications are generally used daily and accumulate many hours in a year. However, on a recreational application a year on a major overhaul is rather short In my opinion.
CAT gave an additional 2 year warranty on all US recreational boats I know about when they had all of the 3116,3126,3196 recall rebuilds and/or replacements. These occurred many times in Searays. On a buddy's 45' Cabo 1996, hull #1, they lost a motor 2 months out of warranty due to a leaking aftercooler and the motors had 2200 hours on them (3196 660hp), CAT covered complete rebuilds free of charge and gave them 5 years of warranty on the rebuilt engines.
I just did work on a 2000 54' Searay that had new C12's put in it by the dealer 12/07 because one of the 3196's let go. CAT took his old engines, gave the owner the C12's for the price of 1 engine and 5 year warranties with them. That was on 7 year old engines.