Originally Posted by filiperosa
I had rebuild one O200 on the past.
Dear Filipe, I did a Lycoming disassembly/reassembly course under professional supervision with Mattituck in 2006. I learnt a lot of things from that and in particular the following:
1. There are LOTS of little tricks involved in assembling a Lycoming. Failing to understand what all those little tricks are could be catastrophic.
2. Assembling an engine is like flying a plane....you need to do it regularly to be competent.
Despite having done the course I would not personally reassemble my own engine. I now know enough to understand the pitfalls awaiting the novice. And besides, getting a pro to reassemble a 4 cylinder Lycoming is just not that expensive. Itís 2 dayís labour.
As Clint Eastwood famously said: ďA manís got to know his limitationsĒ.