Engine Repairs & Inspections
Throughout the years, G&N has performed many different types of repairs on various piston engines. These repairs range from propeller-strike/sudden stoppage inspections to engines that are making metal, and even occasional catastrophic failures. We custom overhaul or exchange Textron Lycoming engines and Continental engines.
The most common repairs are the propeller-strike/sudden stoppage inspections. The engine is first disassembled and put on its' own three or four tiered carts. Each part of the engine has its own place on the cart. Once it has been disassembled the engine is cleaned in our spray booths. The booth, in simple terms, is a high-pressure spray of baking soda and water. From there, each piece of the engine is inspected individually. We inspect for metal and also do engine seals in accordance with FAA's Airworthiness Directive and Service Bulletins. Once the engine has been inspected it will be put on an internal hold until the customer has been notified with a complete repair estimate. The customer is also given the option to do a major overhaul on the engine.
For those engines that are part of an insurance claim, G&N will be happy to identify the parts that we feel are related to the strike or stoppage. It will be the customers' responsibility to provide this information to the insurance company. G&N will be happy to discuss any damage or questions that the insurance agent has, but we will not discuss any prices with the insurance company. In return for the confidentiality on pricing and to keep our repair rates reasonable, G&N does require prompt payment upon completion of the repair. For any other repairs, G&N will follow the same process unless otherwise instructed by the customer.