jclemens

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    Daytona Beach, FL
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  1. Lycoming Ad received last week

    No, not a common failure. I have seen it happen once in 20+ years, and that was on an engine that had a rod that was not torqued (probably not at all, just hand tight) and it failed immediately after the engine was started for the first time. That was a 520 in a bonanza I had just finished installing, scared the hell out of me when it happened.
  2. Lycoming Ad received last week

    Torqueing stretch bolts is simple. You torque them to an initial value (38 ft/lbs for the part number I picked as an example), then measure the length of the bolt (standard micrometer) , if it falls within the accepted length range (2.255 -2.256) your done. If it's too short continue torqueing until it falls in that range (max torque 55 ft/lbs). If it's too long already, replace bolt and try again. If it's still too short after hitting max torque, replace bolt and try again. But again, most bolts are not torqued by stretch, just to a value. See SI458G, attached. Every rod Lycoming produces has a service bolt that is a torque bolt, as well as a stretch bolt. Most people opt for the one you don't have to measure... SI1458G Connecting Rod Bolts (1).pdf
  3. Lycoming Ad received last week

    The bushings that failed the test were OEM Lycoming, they were in factory engines affected by serial number. The others may or may not be, the SB was performed on them because there was no way to tell what bushings were used. All that could be determined is that they were replaced during the affected timeframe. I suspect they were mostly Superior PMA bushings, but again, no way to tell.
  4. Lycoming Ad received last week

    The tool is not $3700. We have two of them, I want to say they were like $120 each. The large majority or rod bolts are not stretch bolts. Properly torquing the ones that are is not a black art, most head bolts in the automotive industry are of the same type. Have some faith in the A&P community, most of us are not incompetent. We have performed this SB/AD on 8 engines in the last two weeks, there were bushings that failed. The ones that did are scary, they need to be removed from service. This AD is a good thing, it will increase safety. The cost is, well, part of being in aviation, I won't argue about who should be responsible for it. Just know that there is a problem that is being dealt with, and in the end the fleet will be safer.
  5. If you think it would help, I can throw in a couple dozen donuts....;)
  6. I won't ever list another one here unless the rules are changed. Other forums strictly forbid coming into a sales thread and making posts other than asking pertinent questions related to the sale.
  7. At this price all my previous offers are null and void
  8. I am dropping the price to $105,000.00 if it doesn't sell in a few I will pull the engine off and overhaul it and put it back on the market for 120K again.
  9. It's probably a stupid idea. I came up with it after I finished talking to two different perspective buyers that both claimed they intended on flying it over 300 hours the first year and that it would need an engine at the next annual. I told one of them there was no way they would fly it that much, they would be lucky if they hit TBO in 4 years. Even then, an overhaul probably wouldn't be justified, they would be able to run it at least 200 more hours. That conversation ended with the buyer still repeating to me that "this plane needs an engine", even though there was clearly one hanging off the front of it that he was leaning on. So, I told him if he got it to TBO in the next year, the engine overhaul would be on me.
  10. I have had a lot of interest in this aircraft from people who are discouraged with the engine time. Say it needs an engine soon, I completely understand. What do you think of this? Pay my asking price for this aircraft now, fly it for a year, If you get the engine past TBO in that time, I will overhaul it for FREE at the annual inspection. Just an option I figured I would throw out there. My other option is to take this back off the market and overhaul the engine, I think it would be a shame to do that to this factory engine before it's time, but if it's what the market wants...
  11. GTX 45R Bluetooth Signal

    We have replaced several of the O2 bottle access doors that were made of Aluminum with one made of plastic. Problem solved.
  12. Lycoming Ad received last week

    We have done numerous of these inspections. So far we have only had one bushing that failed. Lycoming is not paying for the labor to have this performed, unless you own a factory engine that was affected by serial number. If you have a field overhaul that was affected, they will pay for the part affected only.
  13. Price Drop! 117K OBO
  14. You guys are a tough crowd. I simply priced the aircraft at what Vref says it's worth, since that is what everyone uses to value an aircraft. I like spending other peoples money as much as the next guy, but you have to draw a line somewhere. N119MB_Vref.pdf
  15. I'll be happy if I only lose 10K