Should I be worried about 1525 hrs on IO-540-AB1A5 2000 182S

3 days 22 hours ago #2337 by STEVE ELLS
Hi Michael;
There's a lot more to getting the seller's word that the engine in the airplane he's hoping to sell you is alright that you need to do to protect yourself.
Things regarding the airworthiness of the engine you'd love to see prior to signing the contract, are regular flight hours (no long periods of inactivity); regular oil and filter changes, good and regular oil analysis reports; good compression tests and an inspection by borescope of the inside of each cylinder to see if there's any evidence of exhaust valve overheating.

If all these things are in place when you buy the airplane, you can be pretty sure the engine will make TBO.
Here is a guide to getting a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. .

When you have questions, please don't hesitate to post them.

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1 week 2 days ago #2334 by DARIN DIVINIA
I would not worry too much about it - make sure it is priced right.

Do a prebuy - have the cylinders bore scoped, etc.

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1 week 2 days ago #2333 by Michael Boulant
I'm in the market for my first plane. I'm looking at a 2000 182S with 1525 TTAF and engine. The dealer claims the engine has a 2200 hr TBO. Should I be worried about an impending overhaul or new engine? It's being sold by Van Bortell and all their inventory looks pretty clean, but I don't want to overpay either. I appreciate any feedback. Mike

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