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JimC

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Any reason not to buy this engine?
« on: November 18, 2022, 11:55:59 am »
Hi all,

I've decided to buy a 3rd engine for my 500B. The asking price is about 1/2 the price of a core from a major engine rebuilder. Accessories are included.

Is there any reason you wouldn't buy the left engine off this plane? It hasn't been torn down yet, but the crankshaft runout is 0.001" (Max limit is 0.002 for new, 0.005" for in service)

Second, if I did buy it - does anyone have recommendations on the shop to do the teardown inspection that's required by AD?

« Last Edit: November 18, 2022, 12:40:33 pm by JimC »
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appleseed

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 07:51:18 pm »
I assume youíre planning to mount it on the vertical stab ala trislander?

How about in the baggage compt and using it to supercharge the cabin and the wing engines?

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 12:44:16 pm »
Central Cylinder Service and/or Certified Engine. Those are top end places.

Best of Luck

JimC

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2022, 04:39:12 pm »
I like the Trislander idea. :)

Seriously - I don't want to lose the plane for 6+ months during an overhaul. My RH engine needs an overhaul - I'm going to hang this one on the plane and OH the right one.
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kent4142

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2022, 06:32:31 pm »
Is the pilot door available for purchase?

Bruce Byerly

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2022, 10:46:57 pm »
Is the pilot door available for purchase?

Thatís what I came here to ask. Or the other engine, or Ö.

JimC

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2022, 02:05:30 pm »
I'll check on the pilot door. Communication hasn't been quick with these guys.
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Bruce Byerly

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Re: Any reason not to buy this engine?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2022, 05:10:41 pm »
I'll check on the pilot door. Communication hasn't been quick with these guys.

Donít forget the engine Ö