Product Minute: Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines

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At Sun 'n Fun 2018 we interviewed Jeff Schans, Lycoming's Sales manager and we asked about the popular Thunderbolt Engines.

Watch the short Product Minute video as Jeff describes the benefits of the Thunderbolt product line and what it means for the aircraft homebuilder. Continue reading "Product Minute: Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines"

Front Seal Tool

How many of you have replaced the front crankshaft seal on a Lycoming engine? Yeah....I see a lot of hands up, which is what I figured. These seals can last the life of an engine, or be problematic children that seal and leak and get replaced a bunch of times in a short number of hours. My hypothesis is that it all has to do with how clean you get the bore. Or what adhesive you use. Or how you hold your tongue when you apply the sealant. Or... well, you get the point - probably a lot of things. Continue reading "Front Seal Tool"

Lycoming Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 632

Lycoming issued a mandatory service bulletin "Identification of Connecting Rods with Non-Conforming Small End Bushings" today that affects approximately 1300 engines, ranging from O-235 to IO-720 models:

Models affected: All Lycoming engines
Time of compliance: Within the next 10 hours of engine operation.

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Lycoming and Van's Show Special on Electronic Ignition and Thunderbolt Options

Lycoming Engines and Van's Aircraft are partnering again on a show special for Van's customers. New this year, customers have the option to add an electronic ignition system on their Lycoming engine. In addition, Lycoming Engines and Van's Aircraft announced a new partnership that enables Van's customers to select performance and color options for their engines via Lycoming's Thunderbolt product line. Continue reading "Lycoming and Van's Show Special on Electronic Ignition and Thunderbolt Options"

Interactive Thunderbolt Engine Builder Tool Launch at Sun ’n Fun

Thunderbolt Engines are Lycoming's brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. Lycoming is excited to announce an interactive "Thunderbolt Engine Builder" tool, which will enable customers to configure a Thunderbolt engine of their choice. Continue reading "Interactive Thunderbolt Engine Builder Tool Launch at Sun ’n Fun"

Lycoming Sun 'n Fun Forums

Frank Lukachinsky, a Lycoming Field Service and Support Engineer, will lead two forums addressing the care, maintenance and troubleshooting of Lycoming engines. Lycoming will offer this forum twice during Sun 'n Fun. Continue reading "Lycoming Sun 'n Fun Forums"