On a lunch run today, the Tach. ticked over 2,000 hrs.
This may not seem like that big a deal, but the engine in the RV-8 that I just bought last year is a hopped up Lycon modification of an O-360A1A that had fuel injection added as well as ceramic coated, high compression (10:1) pistons.
Many people told the previous owner, that flew it for 15+ years, that this particular engine would never get to TBO, primarily because of the high compression pistons. In fact, it will make more than TBO since I plan to fly it for another 2 years before having the engine overhauled.
It runs extremely well, has good compression on all cylinders and is not making any metal. The only gripe is that oil consumption is slowly creeping up, and has been over the past several years. I am currently at about 1 quart every 4 or so hours. This is what will probably lead to the decision to pull the trigger on an overhaul eventually.