Jump to content

lycoming


500E
 Share

Recommended Posts

Looking on AOPA site I note Lycoming have extended their crankshaft AD how come that the customer is paying any part of the cost as this appears to be due to a faulty manifacturing proces??

Is this is a sale of goods defect and not fit for purpose, also the loss of use of aircraft could be a major cost to a school or Co renting Helios or planes

Please dont get me started on valves sticking!!!!!!!!!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lycoming is in a fierce battle with the subcontractor who made the affected crankshafts - Lycoming claims substandard materials, the subcontractor claims Lycoming underspec'd the cranks.

 

The valve issue is a design flaw - trying to do too much with the oil coming through the lifters, rather than providing the valve stems with their own lube source. There are aftermarket remedies, unfortunately so far, none are certified. That will be changing soon.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lycoming claims substandard materials, the subcontractor claims Lycoming underspec'd the cranks.

The valve issue is a design flaw .

SO

Hello FW

I understand your comments BUT as you say Lycoming are the manifacturer and shurly are liable for their sub contractor.

As for the valve deal Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Why do we pay to be ripped off for years\ decades with equipment that is known to be faulty, it is not the customers problem that the things dont work as specified, this is down to the maker an so should the total cost of repairing sub standard goods.

It,s not as if they are cheap :angry: to start with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lycoming has brought most of their work back in-house after the crankshaft deal. They used to only test every 10th crankshaft, now they test EVERY shaft. It's still BS, but they're moving the right direction now.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What did Lycoming manufacture before they got into the aircraft engine business? The first correct answer gets a junk crankshaft.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TRIVIA QUESTION: What did Lycoming manufacture before they got into the aircraft engine business? The first correct answer gets a junk crankshaft.....

"Originally the company manufactured sewing machines, then bicycles. The company branched out and began manufacturing piston engines for both automotive and marine applications."

 

Please give my "prize" to 500E B)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Originally the company manufactured sewing machines, then bicycles. The company branched out and began manufacturing piston engines for both automotive and marine applications."

 

Please give my "prize" to 500E B)

 

No, No, No,dont require another

PS no valves either

;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...