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Manufacturers who think they can talk customers into accepting a new airplane with a used engine are invited to have a look at this advisory circular. And maybe let us know who these customers are. There's this bridge...

The FAA has finalized an AD for Moravan (Zlin) models Z-143L and Z-242L calling for modifications to the engine secondary vent. The crankcase vent can freeze up in cold weather causing all the oil to be pumped overboard. The AD becomes effective December 13 but with temperatures the way they are in parts of the country, why wait?