Pioneer 500 Engine "Cold Seizure"
I have a 2016 Honda Pioneer 500 with about 800 km on it. I had the first oil change by the dealer at 150 km. It was due for the next one at 1000 km. At about 750 km there was a noise as I shifted through the gears. It would come on at a point (RPM) and then go away if I backed off on the throttle, or up shifted. It was present in all gears. I took it in to the dealer and they have come back with an engine failure. He called it a "cold seizure" more likely to be seen in a 2 stroke engine. I am new to the whole ATV/SXS thing, but have owned sleds that were 2 strokes. I was always careful, especially since it was new, and it never even came close to reaching max operating conditions. I pushed this up to Honda Can Inc and they are "thinking" about what to do. I want a new engine, since I don't think they can be certain what has happened. They are more thinking to replace the piston/rings, etc. Any thoughts? I can't find any reference to this situation anywhere.