ECI AD AFFECTS 13,000 TITAN CYLINDERS
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ECi Titan cylinders installed on 320-, 360-, and 540-series Lycoming engines. The AD, which affects about 13,000 cylinders, is a result of 45 failures of ECi cylinder head separations. Effective Oct. 20, the cylinder assemblies will need initial and repetitive visual inspections and compression tests to detect cracks at the head-to-barrel interface. Inspections will need to be repeated every 50 hours time in service.
I was one of the 45. Good to see they are finally owning up the problems with those junk cylinders. It will effect most airplanes with RAM engines.