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Old 07-03-2021, 04:20 AM
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From what I read in Aviation Consumer SAP have talked about an AMOC since Feb last year - surely it doesnít take this long ?
Yeah, I called Justin (FAA) last week (4am in morning here) & got the same reply, they have NOT seen an AMOC yet. Iím guessing there may be deeper issues in the background.
We have to comply with the AD here so Iíve pulled & stripped down the engine ready for another crank - more later.
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Old 07-17-2021, 04:04 AM
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I too have talked to Justin at the FAA, this was in July 12.
He has not seen the AMOC yet but he did state it has to be submitted first to the
Regional operations office.
We talked in detail about the failures of the 3 crankshafts. And yes as of today there are only 3 all in Cessna 172S all in 2 different training schools. Not one since 2017 well before we knew anything about this(coating problem)
He reiterated that although ADís like this are not required for experimental aircraft it would be advisable to do. Which I do agree when there is an answer and we are not shouldering the cost. If there is no answer I too will be biting the bullet and buy a new crankshaft.

I said it is ironic that there has been no failures in a Superior Engine.

I asked him why if ECI did the finish work on these
Crankshafts what is not Continental involved in this also since they bought the assets of ECI.

He stated that Continental was very careful and did not take any of the Liability that ECI has acquired. They only bought the assets of the company. The rest was dissolved. (Basically, short answer)

I will seek out Bill Ross at Oshkosh. He is doing a couple seminars there.

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Old 07-17-2021, 08:54 AM
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I spoke to Rhonda at Barrett on July 12, but she had no new information. I'll keep checking this thread and post when and if I ever learn something new. Jack, thank you for your updates.
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:38 PM
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Someone at OSH should ask Superior where their AMOC is, as of yesterday the FAA has not seen it according the the letter I received.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:33 PM
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I spoke to Bill Ross at Oshkosh on Monday. He said Superior has had continuing discussions with the FAA and is confident the AMOC will be approved within the next few weeks. At that point, Superior will contact all owners of record offering a postage paid crankshaft box. Bill says there will be a 2 week turnaround for the regrind/renitride to O/H limits at Aircraft Specialties. Cranks will be returned with all gaskets and new rod bolts, etc. He estimates owner's cost for teardown and rebuild to be $5000 to 7000. I checked with G&N and was quoted $4800. Nothing new really......I'm not pulling my engine out of the plane just yet!

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Old 07-27-2021, 09:48 PM
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That would seem to be good news... but Bill has been making roughly the same statement for seven months. I'm just waiting for action, just like everyone else... except for those that bit the bullet, took action and bought a new crankshaft.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:31 AM
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Tell him he’s dreaming - a suggestion was made to me to get another secondhand crank, pull mine & send it in for rework (where’s that elusive AMOC - still not in to the FAA as of yesterday) & when it comes back just sell it to offset the other purchase.
Yeah right Any bids out there on what a ‘secondhand’ reworked Superior crank is worth? - probably zilch IMO.
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