Maintenance Matters

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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