TCM: Some Recalled Cylinders Still MIA


Teledyne Continental says it’s still looking for some of the cylinders it recalled earlier this year. In February, it announced that some 9600 cylinders for 470, 520 and 550 engines shipped since November 2007 were susceptible to cracking so the company announced a voluntary recall, promising warranty support for the replacement jugs. However, as of early December, 10 percent of these cylinders are still in the field.

Continental says owners and operators need to respond to the recall effort before Dec. 31, 2009, in order to qualify for warranty coverage. Customers ordering replacements after that date won’t qualify. For more information, contact Continental at (800) 326-0089 or e-mail