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Unread 07-19-2018, 05:52 AM   #11
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I had to replace my starter/gen bracket but since then no more problems with it. Mine was cracking in the corners over to the cut out for the governor arm. I stepped up to 3/8" material and tig welded my tabs on. I have been good to go since then.
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Unread 07-19-2018, 09:43 AM   #12
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Sounded to me like they were willing to fix the block for you, all you had to do was ship it back. I mean, what else did you expect them to do? Drive out to your house with a new engine and hand it to you? Listen, business is business. If you had a problem, you should have called, asked nicely for a resolution, and they would have helped you. Both Geoff and Aaron are fantastic to deal with. Yes I had problems with mine, and yes they did their best to remedy and resolve.

The measure of a good company is NOT how many problems they have. It's how they solve the problems when they do happen.

Over the years, Vegas Carts has improved their products constantly. They have even dropped some products that did not meet their standards. I seriously doubt they turned you away. There must be more to this story.
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Unread 07-19-2018, 11:30 AM   #13
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Have you looked inside to see if all is well with the balance shaft ? ARC claims if the balance shaft is removed without a proper balance these engine can shake the fillings out of your teeth at certain rpms. If the block is that hurt why not look inside ?
I will be pulling apart to go with an internal charging system. This sounds like my issue and I will check it out.
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Unread 07-19-2018, 11:32 AM   #14
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Can you pull start the engine to get it running and take a video of how much is shaking? All these engines vibrate but I cant imagine how bad i must be if it is breaking parts like that.
Sadly no I removed it when shoehorning the engine in my modified CC.
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I guess you've never studied VC's 460. One must realize these engines are very reliable and very well made for the dollars spent. One must realize that if your going to to bad mouth something you obviously know nothing about - you'll get set in your place by people who run these little China engines and have had no problems what so ever. I own 2 - 460's and I've had no problems. Anyone else?
Just to be clear I have no issues with the engine itself. I have many hours driving mine with a smile. The issues is the vibration which has caused failure of the start/gen bracket and it's 4 mounting spots. Also the failure of VC to warranty what has been an obvious issue since day one. That being said I will investigate the issue with the assistance of individuals on this site who are far smarter than I on the 460. Once the issue is resolved I will add an internal charging system and a starter to avoid any further issue. IMO the design of mounting the start/gen in a CC is poorly thought out
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I had to replace my starter/gen bracket but since then no more problems with it. Mine was cracking in the corners over to the cut out for the governor arm. I stepped up to 3/8" material and tig welded my tabs on. I have been good to go since then.
This is what I did and severely thread locked the bolts. All was good for awhile. Then I found that the bracket, bolts, and mounting tabs were chewing themselves apart. I would keep a eye on it.
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Sounded to me like they were willing to fix the block for you, all you had to do was ship it back. I mean, what else did you expect them to do? Drive out to your house with a new engine and hand it to you? Listen, business is business. If you had a problem, you should have called, asked nicely for a resolution, and they would have helped you. Both Geoff and Aaron are fantastic to deal with. Yes I had problems with mine, and yes they did their best to remedy and resolve.

The measure of a good company is NOT how many problems they have. It's how they solve the problems when they do happen.

Over the years, Vegas Carts has improved their products constantly. They have even dropped some products that did not meet their standards. I seriously doubt they turned you away. There must be more to this story.
I don't know where you got your info but it is wrong. VC's offer to me was they would swap out the block if I paid for all the parts and shipping. I believe that $ will be better spent on an internal charging system and starter.
I remained in constant contact with VC over every issue and they were helpful on the most part. I realize sometimes things happen and parts break but to require your consumer to shell out more $ to resolve an issue is just bad business. It was stated to me that if they warrantied every break for free they couldn't stay in business and then stated they have very few defects or complaints. I am curious which statement is true because both being true makes no sense.
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