Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:42 PM
I have a list of parts. First let me say that you do not need to order a specific part from FD with its part number that comes from Germany. FD does substitute some parts here stateside. They are having a little problem getting some hose and have been looking stateside for the mm sizes. CPS has been gracious enough to compile the entire parts list. They can supply everything except the rubber Fiat engine mounts specific to FD and the clamps for the hose. Some hoses i.e. the coolant hoses can use screw clamps and some hoses will need band clamps like Otiker's. A couple things not on the list, but you may want to consider is the 2 x 3" Ceet air intake tubing (Aircraft Spruce), 2 carb bowl gaskets (CPS). These two items are inexpensive and it would be good to do. The other variable is whether you have the stainless steel fuel lines on top of your engine that feed each carb. Those don't need replacement, but if you have the red rubber fuel assembly lines to each carb those are another $338 hence the difference in cost on the parts sheet.
The cost of the kit is $1000 to $1300. So far. Let me explain because it may get just a few dollars less. I just set this up and I'm going to do my own plane. I did order a couple of extra feet hose for the first one just to make sure I did not run out in the middle of my job. I will fine tune the hose length side in a week or two. We aren't talking $300 here, but it should come down some. This list was compiled off of Airtime's, Tom B, and CPS parts list for an actual rubber replacement on a CT.
If you have not done your firewall blanket get it done now or forever hold your peace when you have to pull the engine the second time.
If you need the rubber replacement and an inspection you may want to plan 5-6 days at the mechanic's shop. 3 days for the rubber replacement and a couple more for the inspection. It might be better to drop the plane of one weekend and pick it back up the next.
The 2005 CT's should have done the rubber replacement in 2010, they should have the fire wall blanket done and the 2005's have the parachute this year. Plan ahead on the parachutes as that may take 2-3 weeks and cost around $1000-$1100.
Spread your maint. out so it doesn't have to be all at one time, so it doesn't hit the pocketbook all at once. You can do things early and not wait to the last minute.
It would behoove you to let me do mine and fine tune the list first.
For right now if you want the parts list you need to email me and I'll send it to you.
Ryan Airfield (KRYN)
LSRM-A , Rotax Instructor & Rotax IRC
Specializing in Light Sport and Rotax Engines
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