Engine Rebuild options

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Engine Rebuild options

Unread post by tanglefoot » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:21 pm

We're about 100hrs away from engine rebuild and time to start planning.
1. Buy someone else's rebuilt engine and trade in our used one.
2. Rebuild RUT's own well cared for and trusty/trusted engine.
3. Bring in a factory rebuilt engine and trade in the old one.

Does anyone have advice on getting through the process? Can I buy the recon engine direct or must it go through an AMO? What are the costs for the various scenarios?
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Re: Engine Rebuild options

Unread post by markis » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Hi Tanglefoot

I am in a similar position. Do you mind sharing which engine rebuild option you went for and weather or not you were happy with the outcome?

Thanks in advance

M
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Re: Engine Rebuild options

Unread post by tanglefoot » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:45 pm

markis wrote:Hi Tanglefoot

I am in a similar position. Do you mind sharing which engine rebuild option you went for and weather or not you were happy with the outcome?

Thanks in advance

M
Well Markis, here is the funny thing.

Just when I was totally confused Lycoming increased the TBO on the engine to 2200hrs (viewtopic.php?f=63&t=131954). A quick chat with our AMO and an entry in the logbook and problem solved for another two years, in our case anyway :D
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