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Pre-buy checkout in Dallas/ Ft worth area

Postby Jpamick » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 am

I am looking at a J250 in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Anyone have a contact for someone who can do a pre-buy evaluation on this aircraft? Also any helpful tips or hints I should look at?
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Re: Pre-buy checkout in Dallas/ Ft worth area

Postby diablo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 am

There is a lot to go through.

Check for cylinder head deformation (especially centre) due to overheating
Oil pressure above 1.5 bar on tick over
Tick over lower that 900 rpm
Obvious oil consumption figures
Ask for history (ensure regular servicing with oil changes at 25hrs)
Do the obligatory leak down tests on all cylinders
Ask about any mods of improvements to engine
Look for fuel / oil leaks especially on crank seals and mechanical fuel pump
Ask about mod to crankshaft / flywheel bolts (should have nordlocks)

Airframe is pretty solid. There are checks but generally it will be down to ensuring it is in good overall condition and all AD are up to date.
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