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SERVICE BULLETIN
P&WC S.B. No. 1668R1

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72-30-05
TURBOPROP ENGINE
LOCK CUPWASHERS TO THE INLET CASE BOLTS - INTRODUCTION OF

MODEL APPLICATION
PT6A-6, PT6A-6A, PT6A-6B, PT6A-20, PT6A-20A, PT6A-20B, PT6A-21, PT6A-25, PT6A-25A,
PT6A-25C, PT6A-27, PT6A-28, PT6A-34, PT6A-34AG, PT6A-34B, PT6A-35, PT6A-36, PT6A-114,
PT6A-114A, PT6A-135, PT6A-135A

Compliance: CATEGORY 7

Summary: To ease the assembly procedure to attach the No.1 bearing housing to the compressor
inlet case. This service bulletin replaces the lock-wire method with a cupwasher
locking method. The introduction of a No.1 bearing outer housing ring is necessary.

Sep 17/2008 PT6A-72-1668


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26 January 2009

P&WC S.B. No. 1668R1

REVISION TRANSMITTAL SHEET


TURBOPROP ENGINE MODEL PT6A

SUBJECT: Pratt & Whitney Canada Service Bulletin No. PT6A-72-1668, Rev. No. 1, dated Jan
26/2009 (P&WC S.B. No. 1668R1) LOCK CUPWASHERS TO THE INLET CASE
BOLTS - INTRODUCTION OF

Replace your existing copy of this service bulletin with the attached revised bulletin. Destroy the
superseded copy.

Please retain this Revision Transmittal Sheet with the revised bulletin.

SUMMARY: This service bulletin is revised to modify the part replacements for the PT6A-6/PT6A-20
series.

EFFECT OF REVISION ON PRIOR ACCOMPLISHMENT:


None.

NOTE: A black bar in the left margin indicates a change in that line of text or figure.

REVISION HISTORY:
Original Issue: Sep 17/2008
Revision No. 1: Jan 26/2009
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SERVICE BULLETIN
P&WC S.B. No. 1668R1
TURBOPROP ENGINE
LOCK CUPWASHERS TO THE INLET CASE BOLTS - INTRODUCTION OF

1. Planning Information

A. Effectivity
PT6A-6 Engines.
PT6A-6A Engines.
PT6A-6B Engines.
PT6A-20 Engines.
PT6A-20A Engines.
PT6A-20B Engines.
PT6A-21 Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PE0682.
PT6A-25 Engines.
PT6A-25A Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-RN003.
PT6A-25C Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PF0062.
PT6A-27 Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PG0376.
PT6A-28 Engines.
PT6A-34 Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-RB0384.
PT6A-34AG Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PH0430.
PT6A-34B Engines.
PT6A-35 Engines are before and include Serial No. PCE-RR0182.
PT6A-36 Engines.
PT6A-114 Engines.
PT6A-114A Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PC1517.
PT6A-135 Engines.
PT6A-135A Engines which are before and include Serial No. PCE-PZ0684 excluding
PZ0680.

B. Concurrent Requirements

None.

C. Reason

(1) Problem

Attachment of the No.1 bearing housing to the compressor inlet case can be
difficult and can take a long time to safety with lockwire.

(2) Cause

Because of the small accessability to the attaching bolts, the lockwire method used
is not the optimum method.

(3) Solution

Replace the lockwire method with a cupwasher locking method. This necessitates
the introduction of a new No.1 bearing outer housing ring.

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LOCK CUPWASHERS TO THE INLET CASE BOLTS - INTRODUCTION OF

1. Planning Information (Cont’d)

D. Description

Install the new No.1 bearing outer housing ring and attach the inlet case to the No.1
bearing housing with the new bolts and lock with new cupwashers.

E. Compliance

CATEGORY 7 - You can do this service bulletin when the supply of superseded parts
is fully used.

F. Approval

D.O.T./D.A.A. approved.

G. Weight and Balance

None.

H. Electrical Load Data

Not changed.

I. Software Accomplishment Summary

Not applicable.

J. References
Applicable PT6A Technical Manuals
P&WC Consumable Materials List P/N 3043340

K. Publications Affected
Applicable PT6A Technical Manuals

L. Interchangeability and Intermixability of Parts

Interchangeability - Refer to Para. 2.D.

Intermixability - Not changed.

2. Material Information

A. Industry Support Information

Not applicable.

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2. Material Information (Cont’d)

B. Material - Cost and Availability

You can get the procurable parts listed in Para. 2.D. from any Pratt & Whitney Canada
Parts Distribution Center.

The estimated total cost of new parts needed to replace old parts is $414.10 (US, 2009).

The new parts are scheduled to be available in .

C. Manpower

No more man-hours are necessary to include this service bulletin at overhaul.

D. Material Necessary for Each Engine

The quantity of materials listed in this section is on a per Engine basis.

Est. Unit
List Price
($US, Instructions
New P/N Keyword Old P/N Qty 2009) Disposition
For the PT6A-6, PT6A-6A, PT6A-6B, PT6A-20, PT6A-20A and PT6A-20B Engines:
Washer 3001564 4 (A)(B)
MS9880-09 Washer, Cup Lock 4 5.87 (A)
MS9676-08 Bolt, Machine, Dbl Hex MS9169-06 4 18.73 (A)(B)
3072599-01 Ring, No.1 Bearing Outer 1 315.70 (A)
Housing
For the PT6A-21, PT6A-25, PT6A-25A, PT6A-25C, PT6A-27, PT6A-28, PT6A-34, PT6A-34AG,
PT6A-34B, PT6A-35, PT6A-36, PT6A-114, PT6A-114A, PT6A-135 and PT6A-135A Engines:
Washer 3001564 4 Quote (A)(B)
MS9880-09 Washer, Cup Lock 4 5.87 (A)
MS9676-08 Bolt, Machine, Dbl Hex MS9565-06 4 18.73 (A)(B)
3072599-01 Ring, No.1 Bearing Outer 1 315.70 (A)
Housing
(A) RESTRICTED INTERCHANGEABILITY - (ATA 200 Explanation Code 07):
All the old parts must be replaced by all the new parts as an assembly.
(B) Discard the part if it is unserviceable. Return a serviceable part to stock.

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E. Reidentified Parts

None.

F. Tooling - Price and Availability

Est. Price
Tool No. Nomenclature ($US,) Delivery
PWC50925-1 Pliers Cupwasher Quote

3. Accomplishment Instructions

A. Remove the parts listed under Old P/N column in Para. 2.D., Material Information. Refer
to the applicable overhaul manual instructions.

B. Install the parts listed under New P/N column in Para. 2.D., Material Information. Refer
to the applicable overhaul manual instructions (Ref. 72-30-00 Install Compressor Inlet
Case and Fairing) with the differences that follow (Ref. Fig. 1):

(1) Do the steps that follow after you install the compressor inlet case on the gas
generator:

(a) Lubricate the threads of four bolts P/N MS9676-08 with engine lubricating oil
(PWC03-001).

(b) Align and install the inlet case and the ring P/N 3072599-01 through the
threaded dowel.

(c) Attach the inlet case and the ring to the No. 1 bearing housing with three bolts
P/N MS9676-08 and three cupwashers P/N MS9880-09.

(d) Remove the threaded dowel and install the remaining bolt with the cupwashers.

NOTE: The threaded dowel was installed before to align the inlet case to the
stator air seal.

(e) Torque the four bolts P/N MS9676-08, 24 to 36 lbf.in (2.72-4.06 Nm).

(f) Use the cupwasher pliers PWC50925-1 and lock the four cupwashers.

(2) Continue to install the compressor inlet case and the fairing as per the applicable
overhaul manual instructions.

C. Write accomplishment of P&WC S.B. No. 1668 in the applicable engine module log
book.

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BOLT
P/N MS9676−08

CUPWASHER
P/N MS9880−09

No. 1 BEARING
OUTER HOUSING
RING
P/N 3072599−01

COMPRESSOR
INLET CASE
No.1 BEARING (REF.)
HOUSING
(REF.)

C141580

Lock Cupwashers to the Inlet Case Bolts - Introduction of


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4. Appendix

Not applicable.

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