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the mounting hardware, isolation mounts, andbushings. The aircraft’s firewall must also bechecked for distortion, cracks, and elongatedbolt holes. The damaged propeller must besent to an FAA-certificated repair station forcomplete NDI and repair.
Engine accessories such as: magne-tos, starters, fuel pumps, turbochargers, alter-nators, or generators must be inspected in ac-cordance with the manufacturer’s maintenancemanual on sudden stoppage or overhaul proce-dures to determine the product’s airworthiness.
Reciprocating Engine (Direct Drive).
Preliminary inspection before tear down.
Remove the engine cowling and ex-amine the engine for visible external damageand audible internal damage.
Rotate the propeller shaft to deter-mine any evidence of abnormal grinding orrubbing sounds.
With the propeller removed, inspectthe crankshaft flange or splines for signs of twisting, cracks, or other deformation. Re-move the thrust-bearing nut and seal and thor-oughly inspect the threaded area of the shaftfor evidence of cracks.
Rotate the shaft slowly in 90-degreeincrements while using a dial indicator or anequivalent instrument to check the concentric-ity of the shaft.
Remove the oil sump drain plug andcheck for metal chips and foreign material.
Remove the oil screens and inspectfor metal particles and contamination.
Visually inspect engine case exteriorfor signs of oil leaks and cracks. Giveparticular attention to the propeller thrust-bearing area of the nose case section.
Inspect cylinders and cylinder hold-down area for cracks and oil leaks. Thor-oughly investigate any indication of cracks, oilleaks, or other damage.
Internal Inspection Requirements.(1)
On engines equipped with crank-shaft vibration dampers, remove and inspectthe cylinders, and inspect the crankshaft damp-ers in accordance with the engine manufac-turer’s inspection and overhaul manual. Whenengine design permits, remove the damperpins, and examine the pins and damper linersfor signs of nicks or brinelling.
After removing the engine-drivenaccessories, remove the accessory drive caseand examine the accessory and superchargerdrive gear train, couplings, and drive case forevidence of damage.
Check for cracks in the case inthe area of accessory mount pads and gearshaft bosses.
Check the gear train for signs of cracked, broken, or brinelled teeth.
Check the accessory drive shaftcouplings for twisted splines, misalignment,and run-out.
Check connecting rods for cracksand straightness.
Reciprocating Engine (Gear-Drive).
Inspect the engine, propeller, (refer to section 4on propeller inspection), and components asdescribed in the preceding paragraphs.
Remove the propeller reduction gearhousing and inspect for: