1995 440 EXC Piston
Posted March 05, 2010 - 10:30 PM
I do not know if it is even worth trying to rebuild. It has been impossible to locate a piston. Found a guy that will do the nikasil (spelling) for $175.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of failure and or know where I can get a piston?
Thank you in advance.
Posted March 06, 2010 - 08:25 PM
Lots of knowledge there. I had a '94 440 EXC, I bought it with a fresh motor top to bottom. Not because it needed it, but the original owner just kept it in perfect shape. If there's a piston to be found, those guys will point you to it.
Those are usually bulletproof motors, one of the most reliable out there.
The 550 is the piston that's usually impossible to find. Isn't the 440 a 500 piston on a shorter stroke? I could see where that's not a common piston either though. If memory serves, there's a German website that has access to almost any part you'd need for these great engines.
Posted March 07, 2010 - 04:53 PM