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    Lycoming cylinders

    Need to rebuild my 0320 A2B. To many cylinder choices. Looking for experience with any of the following; ECI, Superior, or Lycoming. Cost to overhaul seems to be almost as much as new.

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    Overhauled my 0-320 may 05. new crankshaft, new cam, lifters ECI cyl.
    made 160 hp. have 125 hrs now, uses less then 1 qt. every 25 hrs. cost right at 14,500 for everything. hope this helps. Heard lco. cyl have a few wrist pin keeper problems.


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    Just topped mine with new steel eci cylinders that were ready to go with new every thing all installed and have about 35 hours on them. Mine has the 160 pins and pistons and I would recomend them 2 to 1 over rebuilding what you have. I have been there too and I like the idea of all new steel cylinders the best!! Hope this helps PA-18

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    Hey Deano:

    You back to running marathons or still on crutches?

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    cylinders

    Ly-Con overhouled my 0320 A2B and converted it to a B2B. My engine only had 500 hrs ttsn so I wanted to reuse my cylinders but Ken at Ly-Con talked me into going with first run nitrided Lycoming cylinders with the B2B choked cylinder walls, he said it would run better and last longer so I went that way and traded my cylinders to him. I only have about 35 hrs on the new engine and it uses VERY little oil and runs very smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubLite
    Hey Deano:

    You back to running marathons or still on crutches?

    Pat
    Hey Pat, Back to running marathons, just not real fast.
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    hey Deano, Glad to hear your back on two legs again. Now you too can run when Wilbur gets out the dynomite. Rick
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    Hey Rick, good to hear from you. I think we should head up to TJ,s this summer, and fix ol Bear dog up, what do you think?

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    I purchased a lyc reman with new cylinders several years ago from Aviall. I cooked the cylinders because my baffling was not tight in about 300 hrs. Aviall / (Lyc) paid to have the cylinders removed, bored .10, new pistons and reinstalled under warranty. I fixed the baffling and now have about 2300 hrs on the engine. Comp all above 76 and uses only one qt oil in 30 hours. I am happy with Lyc cylinders.

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    New AD on ECI 0320/0360 cylinders. Effective 1-31-06.

    http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/1ecc7617aaf1bdde862570e4006844a9/$FILE/2005-26-10.pdf

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    ColdNF, Just curious as to how tight to have the baffles. Mine seem to have some space here and there. I can see a small part gone up in the nose cowling area. Looks almost like horse hair stuff. A friend of mine sealed alot of his metal baffles up with red silicone. I'm lost on this one. Thanks Mark

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    At least one local Anchorage engine shop strongly suggests Lycoming cylinders. Many local mechanics agree.

    We had this discussion a few years ago on another thread. Some guys were all hot to try the ECI stuff. Apparently some people have had better luck with the "newer" ECI's than with the previous iteration.

    ...Now with this AD, it sure makes a guy want Factory cylinders.

    On the other hand, lots of Milleniums have done alright, too.

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    Called over to Dan's today where I replaced four old cylinders with nice and shiny new Eci jugs just this past spring. Finally a bit of good news with my airplane, apparently this AD does not apply to the Eci Titan cylinders which I have. Kind of funny how a phone call can make a guy's day.

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    I dodged the bullet too. It was on the early cylinders. I built an engine with them last winter. I had good luck so far with the Titan and Millineums.
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    A friend of mine is effected by the AD. He bought them brand new about 4 years ago and they are still in the box. ECI is already back pedaling on any warranty for him. I got shafted by ECI about 10 years ago. They did some piss poor machine work and wouldn't stand behind it. I wouldn't buy anything from them except in a emergency. On my engine rebuild last summer I did buy ECI engine cylinder oil drain tubes and they were very poor quality.

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    I looked at their site and no mention of the AD.
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    I did too, must have slipped their mind...

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    http://www.eci2fly.com/pdf/05-8.pdf

    ECI Service Bulletin.
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    Ow!

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    ECI AD ON CYLINDERS

    Good afternoon:

    I just read about the AD on certain ECI cylinders. I replaced top end of my 0-320 about 2 years ago with brand new ECI product. I though I had done my research at the time and was buying one of the better products available I need to check paperwork and see if the ones I bought are the ones AD'd. I read ECI site posted here and it appears they are willing to replace and defer some costs. Questions:

    Are the Titans they will replace with, good/bad?

    Anyone have experience on something similar money wise; e.i. did they cover most cost? Were they easy to work with? Any helpful advise?

    Thanks in advance for the replies!

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