April 2017 Issue
Crumped Crankcase? Lycoming Cuts Prices
If the shop can’t repair your cracked Lycoming case, prices on new ones are reasonable. Repaired Continental cases are the high-value choice.
Surrendering your engine to an overhaul shop has a bit of a dice roll to it. Shops quote prices for the overhauls, but they’re based on a “repairable or serviceable core.” That means a good crankshaft and a crankcase and either or both could be junk, propelling the overhaul into blank-check territory in the blink of an eye.
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