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jeffw@sc47 03-23-2017 06:15 AM

RV 14 with Superior XP-400 ?
Turned page of Finish Kit instructions and new section titled 'Install Engine'. Intending to go the SnF to get serious about buying engine; lots of choices and considerations.

I need to talk with any and all who have installed (or have decided to install) the Superior XP-400 on their RV 14 / A .

Have talked to two who have provided good information, want more.

If you PM or email me your contact phone and time to call, I will call.

KeithB 03-23-2017 07:11 AM

Some important info on exhausts in this thread:

asw20c 03-23-2017 07:57 AM

I'm still years out from buying an engine, but I'm interested in this conversation too. The IO390 got such a bad reputation (self inflicted by Lycoming in my opinion) by pricing replacement cylinders as high as they did earlier before bringing them more in line with other engines, plus, I don't know if it is warranted or not, but I've heard of cooling problems, and issues with cracking due to the thin-walled cylinders, and there may be more issues. But I may still buy one simply because that's what Van's says around which the plane is designed. It would be nice to start seeing feedback from those who have the skills and courage to depart from the design engine to include the Superior 400 and Titan 370.

Av8rRob 03-24-2017 07:38 AM

Those buying the XP-400, what advantages do you see in that engine?


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