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 Post subject: TBO 2000?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Hi there,
I'm looking at getting a plane, and one i came across looks pretty good.

There is 1800 hours on the 2000 TBO (cessna 172)

I've been told that the oil consumption is very low and there is no metal to be seen or found.

What is truly a typical TBO for a 172 engine, if it has been maintained properly?

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 Post subject: Re: TBO 2000?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:13 pm 
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5000 hours is not unheard of.

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 Post subject: Re: TBO 2000?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:31 am 
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What BlackHole said. Many O-320's are run well beyond their TBO successfully when they are monitored for oil consumption, metal generation, and good compression.

That being said, 5000 hours is not unheard of, but it's not "normal" either. An engine that's run daily, not abused, and stored in a dry hangar is more likely to get there than one that's run 10 hours a year and parked outside, however.



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 Post subject: Re: TBO 2000?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:59 am 
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While you can go beyond TBO, do not think this means no major work. If an engine gets to 5000 hours it will still likely have gone through a number of cylinder changes, mag rebuilds, etc along the way. Plus there will be the lesser costs such as generator rebuilds, vacuum pumps, etc.


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