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Old 01-15-2019, 05:58 AM
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Default IO 390 Delays

I ordered my engine back in July, with a mid November expected delivery. Got a call from Lycoming in October asking if I would delay delivery. I agreed to a 1 month delay. Called mid December and told to expect a mid January delivery. Called yesterday and told to expect delivery Feb 28. They say that they are having problems with their cylinder vendor. Plan accordingly.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:40 AM
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Thanks, I was told 6 months on the Thunderbolt, a year ago it was 60 days. Sure delayed my completion date.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:11 AM
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I too ordered Thunderbolt last spring and asked Jeff to push delivery until I was ready - it was right on time late August. Makes you wonder what kind of trouble with the cylinder vendor. I'm guessing volume has picked up (especially with IO-390 now being used in production aircraft).
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:13 AM
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Seems to be the norm. Ordered a Thunderbolt at OSH in July 2017 and was told October. Took delivery January 2018 but the delay was actually welcomed. The propeller on the other hand took about six weeks.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:25 AM
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Good info. I just ordered my engine and prop last Friday and was told 12 weeks by the girl at Van's. That should work out well, but I hope it doesn't go much longer than that.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:25 AM
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Same boat. I ordered after Oshkosh and was told mid-December. I finally was able, with Van's help (thanks to the team at Van's!), to get an answer regarding the cylinder vendor and a current dock date of February 28. I specifically chose Lycoming because the other engine vendors would have had long lead times. Let's hope we all get our IO-390's in time to fly to Oshkosh 2019!
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:36 AM
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i was told the same by Vans yesterday, my engine is only 2 weeks late today but now estimate is Feb 30th, lets hope that doesn't slip anymore. I'm ready now to hang the engine and finish FWF!.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:51 AM
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Default That could be a very long wait...

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i was told the same by Vans yesterday, my engine is only 2 weeks late today but now estimate is Feb 30th, lets hope that doesn't slip anymore. I'm ready now to hang the engine and finish FWF!.
Feb 30? Hmmmm...
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:25 AM
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28th better?
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:39 AM
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i was told the same by Vans yesterday, my engine is only 2 weeks late today but now estimate is Feb 30th, lets hope that doesn't slip anymore. I'm ready now to hang the engine and finish FWF!.
Being promised February the 30th wouldn't give me a lot of confidence....
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