Engine Care & Break In

PCE believes that information received for engine installation, break-in, and aftercare following an overhaul or repair is as important as the engine work performed. Frequent flight, proper operation, and routine maintenance are all key components of engine longevity. This page is dedicated to supplying you with the most up to date information available for the care and feeding of your engine. Click on a link below to view the related document. If you don’t see the information you need, just email or call us.


But first, check out our blog post “The Expert’s Advice for Engine Break-In”


The oils that we recommend most often for

 engine break in are:

Aeroshell 100 50 weight non-detergent mineral oil


Phillips Type M 20W/50 mineral oil

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Continental Break-In and Care Information*

TCM Engine Care

Superior Air Parts Break-in

ECI Break-In

Lycoming Break-In and Care Information*

Lycoming Engine Break-In & Operation

Lycoming Engine Break-In

Superior Air Parts Break-in

ECI Break-In

Continental Technical Information*

Approved Sealants

Cylinder Compression and Boroscope

EGT Recommendations

Fuel System Adjustment

Magneto Timing

Operation After Cylinder or Engine Change

Propeller Seal Replacement

Propeller Strike Inspection

Torque Limits

Lycoming Technical Information*

Dual Magneto Capacitor

Magneto Timing




Propeller Strike Inspection

Troubleshooting Information*

BENDIX Fuel System Trouble Shooting

ECI Engine Trouble Shooting

Excessive Crankcase Pressures

Lycoming Troubleshooting Guide

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