Service Instruction No. 1528

Aircraft Engine Starter Recommendations


DATE: December 15, 2009


All Lycoming direct drive engines.

Periodically aircraft engine starters are returned to Lycoming Engines as inoperative. Further research has shown that some of the returned starters have failed by overheating. Overheating is usually induced by an excessive duration of time used for the starting attempt (commonly referred to as a “crank”) and an excessive number of starting attempts which are not within a designated time period (commonly referred to as a “duty cycle”.)

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