Well, I lost the 8 of my 1988 824 powershift tonight. I had just finished replacing the input bearing in the transmission and with about 12" of light fluffy snow, decided to enlist my son to help me throw it back together. Everything went fine, only missed the spring for the shift part of powershift, figured I would put it back this weekend when the temps went up. Got it fired up and running pretty good until it died, got it started again with little trouble when it just sort of went "clink" and shut down my guess the piston is nicely welded to the cylinder. Guess it's time to start looking for a new "8".