lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

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lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by rac1boat » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:59 pm

I have a IO-540K1E5 that has 745 total time hours on the logbook no prop strike, on a cottonmouth. If I wanted to sell the boat, would the engine be more valueable say than a rebuilt engine from a reputable engine builder? Thanks for any input

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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by terrible ted » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 pm

As in on the boat or taken off and sold to some one with a plane?

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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by stroked470 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:48 pm

That is a tricky question to answer. Yes it possibly could be worth more than a standard fresh airboat build, but possibly not. First question is why was it removed from air service? Are the 745hrs TTSN "total time since new" or is it 745hrs SMOH "since major overhaul" these two different hour ratings can have a big difference on what that engine will bring. There are lots of variables that will dictate price for that engine. You are more than welcome to message me for more information i a man always glad to help. 2392195408

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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by rac1boat » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:07 am

745 TTSN The plane was disassembled for wing repair and cecenite recover but the hanger that it was in was a lease and the gentleman didn't pay for 3 months so the hanger was auctioned off. The winner of the auction wanted everything out over the weekend so I offered him 3k for the engine and removal of the airframe. Logs were included.

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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by getitdone » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:35 pm

what does the last entry in the engine log book say?
does it still have the data plate on the engine?
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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by kwanjangnihm » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:11 pm

how many hours has it been run on your airboat? has anything changed with the engine components? (mags, injection, plugs, etc)
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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by rac1boat » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:37 pm

The last entry was 2/13/2016 changed oil ,plugs inspected and cleaned. Its been on the boat since nov. 2016 Only thing that I have done is send the servo, pump, and divider to avatar in jupiter to have it gone through and inspected. They made the entry on the logs on 1/23/2017 as certified to yellowtag specifications

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Re: lycoming 540 airtime vs runout value

Post by rac1boat » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:38 pm

Yes It still has the data plate

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