Question Re Manufactured Lycoming 360 Engine

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23 May 2023 15:27 #3940 by Peter DeFranco Jr
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Steve, still trying to get it fixed. Still waiting on a mag. Did receive another fuel pump and the needle is in the green, so will see how it does in level flight. Found two small oil leaks and tried to determine their significance. I will never go the remanufactured engine route ever again. Long 11 month wait after purchase, then locating an installer and now dealing with a warrantee system that requires me to locate, purchasing/shipping parts while working 55-60 hours a week. There is another pilot on my field with the same engine, but 400 hours on a remanufactured engine with a failed fuel rod inside the engine. Changing the pump didn't solve his problem. So I know, I am not the only pilot having issues with remanufactured lycoming engines.

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18 May 2023 16:30 #3939 by STEVE ELLS
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Hi Mr. DeFranco;
I'm a little confused so I'll ask some questions.
When you say the fuel pump had to be rebooted--that sounds like you're talking about the electric boost pump, not the engine driven pump. 
Did you opt to get the Lycoming electronic magnetos on your engine, or is the one that failed a standard magneto?
I don't believe Lycoming has a "punish the customer after we get their money" program. 
I do know that both Lycoming and Continental had had supply chain problems and I expect that also applies to its suppliers.
Please keep me in the loop on progress.

Best 
Steve
 

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18 May 2023 15:30 #3938 by Peter DeFranco Jr
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Actually, the fuel pump slowly started to fail within 6 hours and just progressive got worse with time when it finally just started sinking to zero and having to reboost 5-6 times a flight. It took the mag about 10 hours to start failing, and it was slow also because at first acted like excessive deposits the on plugs. When I could lean it out, it would then would run smooth and rpms would increase by up. Eventually it started to get 150 rpm drops along with CHT temp dropping to zero when testing right mag. I like the two year warranty, still it makes me wonder why a engine maker would force a buyer to purchase parts and pay for labor unless they don't trust the parts on their shelves or they are trying to punish the customer for purchasing one of their re-manufactured engines in the first place. My old engine made it 2100 hours with minimal issues. I wish I had just kept flying it or found a good overhaul shop instead because this is a time consuming and frustrating process for someone still putting in 60 hour work weeks.

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18 May 2023 13:32 #3936 by STEVE ELLS
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Hi Mr. DeFranco;
Although I'm sure there are other customers that have problems with re-manufactured engines, we rarely hear from them on this forum. 

There's no excuse for the failures of any of your components within 25 hours after the first start. My guess would be poor quality assurance (QA) practices by the vendors that supply the accessories for Lycoming, but it seems too coincidental for a magneto, a harness and a fuel pump to all go bad at the same time

Unfortunately, you're experiencing the usual warranty process--it's ridiculous.

I will leave this post up for a while to allow other readers to chime in with their experiences.

Best,
Steve

I wish I had a better answer for you

 
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18 May 2023 12:43 #3934 by Peter DeFranco Jr
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I recently purchased a re-manufactured Lycoming engine for my Piper Archer. It took 11 months to be delivered to my installer and another month to install it. With under 25 hours on the engine, I now must replace a faulty mag, harness, and fuel pump. The advertising implies as if these are like new engines that are plug-n-play. It has a two-year warranty; however, the warranty dictates that I (buyer) must call Lycoming distributors to "purchase" parts and have them shipped to my repair center. My airplane has been down for almost a month. When its finally repaired, I then have to pay for the labor, ship the used parts back to the distributor, file a paper claim and then wait to get reimbursed for parts andy labor. Thank God the US automotive industry does not work like this! Is anyone else having this kind of problem with their Lycoming re-manufactured engines?

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