In Reply to: 1700 opinions posted by mthomas on April 03, 2019 at 13:06:10:
The 1700s had some problems with breaking front axles. The replacement was a larger axle that required replacing the final drive housing along with the axle. I don't think the replacements are available anymore. Be sure to check the coolant and engine oil for contamination. It seems that all the Japanese engines have a tendency to crack the head if over heated. As others have stated parts availability is a problem.