March 4, 2016
What is the highest recommended TBO number of operating hours for Continental or Lycoming engines… and which model is it?
TBO times… are they a requirement or not? Listen to today’s episode to find out.
When discussing “Hot Topics” like this, just remember, have a lively discussion, but also be kind to your fellow aviators.
In today’s episode, we talk about:
What is TBO, anyway?
Continental Motors SIL 98-9c (TBO times.)
Lycoming SI 1009 (TBO times.)
Some possible scenarios.
IF you are considering running past TBO, here are some things you might do well to consider:
- Perform meticulous maintenance. (Listen to find out more.)
- Use a different shop or inspector every few years (better chance of catching squawks.)
- Talk to your insurance company. (It IS legal to fly past TBO under Part 91.)
- Educate yourself and keep on learning!
Finally, I give 5 true statements regarding running past TBO.
So… which engine model has the highest recommended TBO hours? And the winner is… Lycoming O-235 series (except for the F, G, and J models; these are 2000 hours due to not having the higher strength pistons, like the other 0-235 models.
Let me know if you have any good TBO stories to share with the rest of us
Have a great week!