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Extended Warranty Or Not

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My X530 is coming up on warranty expiration and JD been offering an extended warranty now for a couple months. Now I'm down to a couple weeks to decide.
To be honest its pretty rich for an additional two years as long as under the 500hrs mark.
Ive been told that with the quality of these machines that its not practical.
I just want more opinions from real owners and should I be concerned.
My machines are very well maintained and kept in an insulated garage year round.
The only issue Ive ever had was the hour meter fogging up.
Twice its been replaced by Dealer and the second one only lasted 8 months.
Don't know what gives with that. My D170 has 250 hrs and in the same garage and never fogged up. The X530 has 230 hrs. Anyone else with an X500 series had this happen?

Well any input appreciated.
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I'm probably the exception for it paying off but I bit on the extended warranty at the end of 4 years on my X739. At 4 1/2 years a coolant leak developed on what I thought was a head gasket but it ended up being on a manifold gasket. While it was torn down they noticed the coolant pump was leaking slightly so it needed to be replaced and/or resealed. I don't know what the total shop labor and parts would have been but it was probably more than what I paid for the 3 year zero deductable warranty and I still have 2 years left on it. Just the pick up and delivery would have cost around $250 if I didn't have the warranty.
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