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Old 05-09-2019, 09:10 AM
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I got my parts through ACS, and did the replacement and that went real well. ACS provided me with an RMA number and I sent them back. It was 99.5% good. The only down to it all was that after waiting about a month to hear anything on the RMA, I called them, and a couple days later the credit went though. When I got the credit, it had a note that they were giving the credit based on the vendor reimbursing them, and that should the need arise, they would charge me later if for some reason they didn't get reimbursed. So it wasn't a 100% in my case, but so far in the end it's worked out great.

The gear swap is easy, but if you're not familiar with mag work, I'd say it's probably even MORE important for you to just do it yourself, because it's the perfect opportunity for you to get the parts, and work with your local A&P and have them teach you about internal timing, and adjusting points and everything else. Depending on how many hours you have on the mag, you may want to pick up a set of points too, btw. So I'd say use it as a learning experience. People need to get involved in their engines, so they better understand them.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:53 PM
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I got my parts through ACS, and did the replacement and that went real well. ACS provided me with an RMA number and I sent them back. It was 99.5% good. The only down to it all was that after waiting about a month to hear anything on the RMA, I called them, and a couple days later the credit went though. When I got the credit, it had a note that they were giving the credit based on the vendor reimbursing them, and that should the need arise, they would charge me later if for some reason they didn't get reimbursed. So it wasn't a 100% in my case, but so far in the end it's worked out great.

The gear swap is easy, but if you're not familiar with mag work, I'd say it's probably even MORE important for you to just do it yourself, because it's the perfect opportunity for you to get the parts, and work with your local A&P and have them teach you about internal timing, and adjusting points and everything else. Depending on how many hours you have on the mag, you may want to pick up a set of points too, btw. So I'd say use it as a learning experience. People need to get involved in their engines, so they better understand them.
It took a while to receive the parts from ACS, but I did not get any RMA, I'll give them a call in the morning to get that squared away before installation. I learned already that new gaskets (to engine) prevents oil weeps. I really hate oil on my engine.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
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got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so cancelled the order and sent the mags in,,,kinda glad I did 'cos they seem to do some testing and adjusting at the factory before sending them back. One of the mags " failed ATP after repair" so I get a new one in place. Both mags had less than 200 hrs.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:43 AM
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got tired of waiting for the parts from ACS so cancelled the order and sent the mags in,,,kinda glad I did 'cos they seem to do some testing and adjusting at the factory before sending them back. One of the mags " failed ATP after repair" so I get a new one in place. Both mags had less than 200 hrs.
What is ATP?
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:32 AM
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:37 PM
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ATP= Acceptance Test Procedure. Sometimes “Automated Test Procedure”. When I worked... every program had its own set of acronyms. Took about 6 months to become fluent. We could drive the new guys crazy by spouting entire sentences using nothing but acronyms.
Just FYI I sent my mag in on 4/30 (first class mail) and received it today (5/13) via UPS ground.
I sent it with the castle nut hand tight on the impulse coupling and received it back with the castle nut wrench tight so I’m guessing they must have put it on some kind of test fixture and spun it up (to perform an acceptance test after SB1-15A).
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