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2014 CC with cylinder leak

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    So I bought a used 2014 Cross Country, 11,000 miles on her, and I discovered there's oil coming from the seal between head and the cylinder, right below the front exhaust port. I've heard of the "porous head" issue but that seems to be mostly with 2013 and earlier bikes. Obviously I'm over a year out of warranty as well.

    Question: How many of you riding 2014 and newer bikes have had cylinder head leaks? Also, what has been the resolution from the dealer?
     
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    I haven't had any motor issues. I wanted to ask could you make sure the bike since it's a 2014 doesn't have the extended warranty as well? I don't know if it would cover this issue but may be worth a shot .
     
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    Dealer sold me a third party warranty. It doesn't have any Polaris warranty. The bad news is my warranty conveniently doesn't cover gaskets on used bikes. The good news is, if the problem is the heads, it should cover it. I guess I just need to get it into the shop and see what they say.
     
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    That might be your best bet. if the third party warranty they sold you covers it I would let them file it with them. You may be able to call the third party warranty company and speak with them about coverage or at least see. Dealer doing motor work could get expensive quickly! I had one dealer tell me it was 200 hours of labor for them to install the Lloydz cams. Glad guys are not charging that but he was obviously a higher rate but your dealer may want to pull the motor from the frame which could run the labor charges up.
     
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    Did you call Victory themselves? I would.
     
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    Everytime I've spoken to Victory about anything they just refer me to my dealer, which is what I plan to do. But I wanted to get a pulse on what to expect from other riders who might have had this issue first.
     
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    Dude that's $20,000! Did you mean to type 20 hours? Even that is insane. I saw a video the other day of a guy doing it in two hours. :)
     
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    Well, I have great news! Called the dealership I bought it from. They ran the VIN, and it turns out there's still 5 weeks left on the factory extended warranty! Polaris says this thing is usually due to a manufacturing issue with the heads. Regardless, they'll cover it under warranty. I'm stoked.
     
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    Glad your covered ! Hopefully it want take the dealer to long to get you back up and running .
     
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    Sorry yea typo. It was 20 hours!
     
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    Look at the second post in this thread.
     
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    Yep, you told me so. :)
     
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    I just discovered this leak on my bike yesterday. With only one week to the SE Rally I'm concerned about making that trip now. I'm differently not a meck so for you more experienced technical guys, is the a bad idea to keep riding or should I cancel my trip and get this in the shop ASAP?
     
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    On my bike anyway, the leak is so slow I can't even tell it's leaking unless I ride several hundred miles. Then I'll begin to notice a thin sheen of oil on the fin below the gasket. So I'm not all that worried about it. I have a SaddleSore 1000 ride coming up and then I'm taking it to the shop after that.

    Some guys have reported drops of oil coming out and dripping down the cylinder. In that case I'd get to the shop asap.

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    Thanks danapellerin. Yeah I agree about getting it into the shop asap. I talked with the only shop around here and looks like the only riding I will be doing on it is to the shop. Then it looks like at best a 2 week turn around. Timing could not be worst! Guess if I want to ride down to the rally I will have to borrow the better half's Can Am Spyder. At least I will be riding.
     
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