My dealer called and wanted to do the pull cord fix, but I like my fix better than Cat's fix so I told him to keep me posted on anything else. My dealer is a good one he let me know about the coolant thing and a few other things to check, but as far as different "recals" or bulletins I haven't heard anything from him. I also haven't had any problems with my sled.
I have called my dealer, (Friends of mine) and they are sorting through all the paperwork, UPS has been late due to the holidays. I have been getting the updates as they come. But my dealer is a 5 hour drive and I have already made one trip to get the first round of updates. Yes, I did realize this potential problem when I purchased the sled, but I buy where I mainly ride and since no snow around here, even though it sucks, I don't feel to bad, yet!
Best suggestion, call and always question the updates, who does it effect, do you have parts for me, when can I get it done, don't hang up without getting some kind of answer.
My dealer waited to call untill all the parts were in. He assembled his list and gave me a call, I will be getting the smart valves, steering block caps, and coil looked into, plus double checking the bolt lengths.
I think that covers all the known issues...
My dealer in NW Lower Michigan says he doesnt call on Service Bulletins. He said if it was real important, Cat would send the sled owner a notice to contact the dealer. He said it is up to me to contact him regarding any problems.
Hey Kev, the only reason my dealer called was for the suspension weld and I'm not even sure this came from Cat, just that they are seeing some breaks on a particular weld and want to make sure it's done correctly. I really think it depends on the dealer and his time.
Just called my dealer and they said smart valves are on backorder! WTF! If I get staranded you'll see pics of the first F7 literally turn into a FIRECAT. I drilled out the smart valve myself, hopefully this helps.
My dealer gave me my update kits yesterday, 1. includes the rope fix. 2. kit 0637-248 includes front arm bolts, front rail cap bolts, and wire ties for the coil flip fix. 3.kit 0637-246 includes new smartvalve and fuel pump retaining wire.
AND INSTRUCTIONS! hope this helps you!
stopped into my dealer yesterday,talked to service,they said bring it in, i asked if mon was ok, he said they are slow right now, due to lack of snow sounds like they will get right on it,will post all that they fix
Got a call from my dealer on the 30th. They said to bring it in and they would take care of all the updates within a day or two. To Captainkev, you should make your dealer fix everything. The dealerships all receive the notices from Cat, but since they already have the serial numbers on file, they just turn in the time for the warranty work that is not being done and get paid for nothing.
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