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Old 10-14-2013, 01:55 PM
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My German cousin was able to order the gauge for me. When I get the price details I'll post them.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:24 PM
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The feeler gauge will not tell you if you have a crack only if it is completely broken. This lets the more forward part of the shaft to shift a little forward and allows the feeler gauge to go in past the mark.
Rotax knows this is a factory caused defect and will most likely help out with the repair, but I'm not sure exactly how much.
We'll, if the crankshaft journal was completely broken, wouldn't that be noticeable without the feeler tool?

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:19 PM
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Default Crankshaft Journal

Does anyone know how many engines that have been found with a cracked journal?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:08 PM
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Hi Morsesc,

If the shaft breaks you may not know it. The way that piece of shaft is held in place it will stay in place. To find only a crack you would have to pull the gearbox. The only way to find a break is pull the gearbox or use the feeler gauge tools find the play or space in the safe.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:57 AM
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The serial number listed on my engine log book is listed as 5652551. This does not jib with any of the numbers on the service bulletin. What am I missing?
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:20 PM
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That means you are in the clear. Go fly and have fun!
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:01 AM
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Am I the only one who is irritated about not having the tools to do this service bulletin ? In the face of a possible engine failure? I sure would like a great more detail about the genesis of this SB including other signs of the problem other than oil pressure.

Doug Dahl, RV-9A, RV-12, 66hrs on the 12
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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My German cousin was told it would be two weeks before the tool was available when he put in the order last week.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:06 PM
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Hi Doug,

Your engine won't fail and you wouldn't know it was even broken. You also may stand a better chance at winning the lottery than having a broken crank. Rotax is just trying to stay out in front of the issue.

I can't get a tool yet either.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:32 PM
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Vans has posted a Notice stating they have a limited number of the special tools needed for the inspection.

Contact Vans.

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