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Old 12-04-2017, 10:52 PM   #11
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On the rebuild, there is another option that showed up today. Instead of rebuilding my engine WentWorth has a used O-320-E3D (SMOH 120) with a prop strike. With the engine swap and a tear down the cost will be around $12K, which is pretty cheap (for a 120 hr engine).

Is it even worth getting an engine with prop strike?
What happens to the log books do they go with the engine?


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Old 12-06-2017, 02:32 PM   #12
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I have a Bolduc overhaul in my Arrow II. Was done by the previous owner in 2008. The cam went out in 2012, so Bolduc did the IRAN and it has performed flawless since.(nearly 650 hours) I had talked to them prior to my purchase and they were very helpful and knowledgeable of my engine.

I also sent them my Mags a year or so ago for overhaul. Fast and reasonable service.

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Old 12-06-2017, 03:17 PM   #13
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Is it even worth getting an engine with prop strike?
What happens to the log books do they go with the engine?
If its been taken apart and inspected, and found fine (or parts replaced where needed) it shouldn't be an issue.

The logs will come with the engine.

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:48 PM   #14
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You might consider Zephyr Hills. I live in the upper far-left corner of the contiguous 48 and sent my last engine all the way to Florida. They were great to work with.
http://www.zephyrengines.com/
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #15
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When our flying club plane needed to rebuild an O540 we went to Lycoming. The idea was that we could expect Lycoming to do a good job, even if it did cost a bit more.

Wrong decision. We had several problems with the engine which resulted in shipping it back for rework two times.

Earlier we had to rebuild an O360. That time we went with the local FBO who had one on the shelf. It had come out of one of their planes, and they had done the rebuild. It was trouble-free.

Bottom line is that if your friendly local A&P is competent his product is as good or better than Lycoming's.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:18 PM   #16
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You might consider Zephyr Hills. I live in the upper far-left corner of the contiguous 48 and sent my last engine all the way to Florida. They were great to work with.
http://www.zephyrengines.com/
Looking through engine logs, last rebuild was by Zephy in 1995. I'll check with them on the cost of a rebuild.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:10 AM   #17
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The last 0320 I did got new cyls, new cam, DivCo and AEA for all machine work and came in under 17. As long as no surprises... Good running engines are less likely to have surprises. This included in and out of the plane.


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