Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Long Valley NJ
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New member with big problem
Greetings, when I purchased my home I took up an offer from the previous owner to purchase the 09 BF 650 that he had. With all of the stuff going on I didn't have time to do anything to it until late spring of last year. I had great difficulty getting it to start but finally did, after shutting it off I found the coolant had leaked into the engine oil, from my automotive knowledge I suspected a blown head gasket. My brother has a friend that has done major work to his quad and we transported it to him for repairs.
He did discover that a head gasket had failed and evidence of overheating in the past. He gather the necessary parts and commenced on repairs. He said that after getting it started he could detect internal engine noises and recommended replacement of the engine bearings which I approved. These repairs were completed he claimed, and I tried to get it back from him. Well, for reasons I will leave out of this that didn't happen, I was finally able to get it back to my house a week ago. When I went to pick it up I found that nothing happened when I turned the key on, no lights on the cluster and no power for the winch, my planned method to get it into the back of the truck I was using. So, a come a long was used, when I got it home I discovered the starter relay was missing, a quick search on Google led me to a replacement. I connected the replacement relay and was only getting a single click when the starter button was depressed. I tried the pull start and discovered I couldn't pull the rope at all. So, it now appears the engine may be seized. If I put it in gear and push it, I can move it, I'm not sure that this is a valid test to see if the engine will spin given the transmission and belt system.
The guy that did the previous "repairs" has disappeared so the saying if the deal is to good to be true it probably is. So I am now looking for a facility to take it to for engine repairs. I live in the Long Valley area in NJ and my office is in the Bridgewater area. Could someone share with me recommendations for a shop that does good work in this area? Thanks in advance for any help. One more thing I am looking for is the rubber boot that is placed on the starter relay to hold it in place, the new relay did not come with one.