AO Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Selespeed gremlin caught my....
After many happy years with my 1999 156 sele I am now victim of the selespeed gremlin , yesterday it skipped 4th gear and went from 3 to 5 ... in City mode the same story. Next saturday my brother will hook up Examiner and do a recalibrate, but he fears that a part inside the gearbox is broken, a weak point in the 156 gearbox. Because of the high pressure gears are changed this little ear in the box which support the rod that changes the gear is most possibly the culprit.
Meaning: a new gear box house .. 14 hours work + enormous costs .... pray for me and my poor 156 please. Actually it is not a sele speed problem but a weak point in the 156 gear box. A part in the box cannot cope with the power with which the sele actuator rams the gears in place.
to be continued
Rarebear 'fastest piston engine airplane in the world' 4000 hp twinspark (!) radial engine.
Thta's what we call an ENGINE>>>>