November 2011 Issue
Owner Survey: Factory Engines
Owners seem generally pleased with factory overhauls and rebuilts, but the lack of the personal touch may make rabid loyalty elusive.
With the two engine factories fighting field overhaul shops for a piece of an ever-shrinking engine pie, its no surprise that the factories are pushing their rebuilt and overhauled engines. They find enough buyers for these services such that rebuild work now constitutes a significant revenue stream for both Lycoming and Continental. Anyone shopping for an overhaul usually gives the factory options at least a cursory look. So how are they doing? To find out, we asked our readers to tell us about their experiences with both Lycoming and Continental factory engines of various kinds.
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