March 26, 2009
By Ian J. Twombly
Teledyne Continental Motors is offering a $1,000 rebate on new and rebuilt engines, the company said March 25. The announcement comes on the heels of a 10-percent price reduction, announced in mid-January.
The $1,000 rebate ($2,000 for geared engines) is available through April 15. Continental said there are many benefits to going with a new or factory rebuilt engine, including guaranteed pricing. With a normal overhaul, the price isn’t quoted until the crankshaft, connecting rods, and case are torn down and inspected. But with a factory new or rebuilt engine, the price is set up front. Additional benefits include certification as a zero-time engine, full airworthiness directive and service bulletin compliance, and a much faster turnaround time.
According to the manufacturer, factory new and rebuilt engines can be turned around in two weeks, which is much shorter than an overhaul in most cases.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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