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Prop governor

#1 Post by tazin river » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:11 am

Hello again

How big and expensive a job is it to overhaul the Prop governor on Cessna 180 (O-470)?

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Re: Prop governor

#2 Post by photofly » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:12 pm

I had mine (IO-470F) cleaned, tested and IRAN'd two years ago (not overhauled, be careful what you ask for) and it was about 60 seconds to remove, 120 seconds to replace and it was a small number of hundreds of dollars, including a new gasket (which itself is over $100 if I remember right) for the work. It had enough lead deposits in it to clad a small roof.

The only gotcha was that the repair place positioned and lock wired the sealing ring thing so that the bolt fouled on the engine block and I had to take it back and get them to rotate and re-seal it. Mark the position of everything on the outside of the case before you take it in, to be sure.
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Re: Prop governor

#3 Post by tazin river » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:26 pm

Would there be a specific model number for a Cessna 180 H powered by a O-470R? I can only find the serial number for that prop governor in the engine logbook...

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Re: Prop governor

#4 Post by photofly » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:28 pm

I'm sorry, I don't understand that question. Specific model number of governor?
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Re: Prop governor

#5 Post by tazin river » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Sorry!

I inquired about getting a used replacement from Skywagon City Inc. in case I night need to get mine overhauled or replaced. The question that came back to me was ...What model of prop governor you need?...hence my question...

Not much of a mechanic as you can see...
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Re: Prop governor

#6 Post by photofly » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Just curious... what leads you to think your prop governor need attention?
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Re: Prop governor

#7 Post by hangarline » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:39 pm

This is a question you should be asking a component overhaul facility, not a forum.
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Re: Prop governor

#8 Post by Glasnost » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:57 pm

The applicable models of prop governors are listed on the type certificate data sheet for your aircraft. If you want one for a good price and don't want any downtime, call Southwest Aero out of Washington. They can likely build you one up and send it to you, then you can send your core down. The one guy is ESL and a bit hard to understand, but they've always been good to me.
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