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Old 07-18-2017, 11:03 AM
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Default Is Your Engine Affected?

Chances are that most of the affected engines are factory or Thunderbolt built engines shipped from November 2016 - February 2017.

If you engine was overhauled/repaired in the field prior to 11/2016, you will not be affected.

From my shop if your engine was overhauled/repaired between 11/2016 and 2/2017, you most likely will not be affected as the shop we use for these repairs almost exclusively uses Superior rod bushings, except for parts under EASA regulations. But, if you have a question, feel free to drop me an email.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:07 AM
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Chances are that most of the affected engines are factory or Thunderbolt built engines shipped from November 2016 - February 2017.
Mine was shipped July 2016 and it's affected.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:11 AM
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Default Bigger tent

Lyc is gonna need a bigger tent at the show!
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:13 AM
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Was hoping to do first flight this weekend. .... My engine is on the list.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Can you replace the con-rods and bearings without splitting the case? Doesn't look practical to me but I've never opened an engine either. This looks like a pretty invasive fix to a nearly new engine.
Connecting rods and con-rod bearings yes, main bearings no...
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:29 AM
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Default IO -390 ?

I don't see any IO -390 engines on the SB List. I hope this is correct. I thought they were the same cylinders as the 580 that are on the list. Perhaps the rods are unique to the 390 and the list is correct.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:51 AM
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A quote from the SB

"YOU MUST COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN, AND THE CONNECTING ROD BUSHING MOVES OUT OF PLACE, THE CONNECTING ROD CAN FAIL AND CAUSE UN-COMMANDED STRUCTURAL ENGINE FAILURE."

I love that term, "Un-Commanded Structural Engine Failure", as opposed to, I guess, a "Commanded Structural Engine Failure".

I am wiring the cockpit right now. I am thinking of putting in a switch with the notation of "Commanded Structural Engine Failure", just in case I need to kill the engine at some point. Just to be safe, I will make it a guarded switch.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:54 AM
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Default Rod bushings

Just checked my overhauled parts from aircraft specialties that were done in febuary. They used superior rod bushings SL 13923A so mine were not effected. Only lycoming parts affected. This will be quite expense for some folks, mainly lycoming.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:25 PM
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A quote from the SB

"YOU MUST COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN, AND THE CONNECTING ROD BUSHING MOVES OUT OF PLACE, THE CONNECTING ROD CAN FAIL AND CAUSE UN-COMMANDED STRUCTURAL ENGINE FAILURE."

I love that term, "Un-Commanded Structural Engine Failure", as opposed to, I guess, a "Commanded Structural Engine Failure".

I am wiring the cockpit right now. I am thinking of putting in a switch with the notation of "Commanded Structural Engine Failure", just in case I need to kill the engine at some point. Just to be safe, I will make it a guarded switch.
Sort of like "Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly"
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:03 PM
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A quote from the SB

"YOU MUST COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE “REQUIRED ACTION” IN THIS SERVICE BULLETIN, AND THE CONNECTING ROD BUSHING MOVES OUT OF PLACE, THE CONNECTING ROD CAN FAIL AND CAUSE UN-COMMANDED STRUCTURAL ENGINE FAILURE."

I love that term, "Un-Commanded Structural Engine Failure", as opposed to, I guess, a "Commanded Structural Engine Failure".

I am wiring the cockpit right now. I am thinking of putting in a switch with the notation of "Commanded Structural Engine Failure", just in case I need to kill the engine at some point. Just to be safe, I will make it a guarded switch.
You could put it right next to the "Chem Trail" switch.
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