Good evening fellow pilots/owners.
I was directed to this site by my engine overhauler.
He is currently building me a replacement TSIO-550-E1 to take over where my failed engine left me… on a highway miles from home, last fall.
My crankshaft broke at the web just aft of main bearing journal #2 and fore of rod journal for cylinder #2 (pretty sure I have that right).
Upon cylinder removal I also see a case crack emanating around the fore, upper part of cylinder #2 mounting surface.
If anyone knows of a poll on COPA regarding large bore Continentals suffering crank failure or case cracks, I would like to either read & post; or have my data point entered.
Thanks. Found nothing, on a search.