OEM ZERO TIME MYTH
  • Pinnacle Aircraft Engines specializes in overhauling and upgrading a customer’s engine and keeping the original engine serial number intact. There is a distinct advantage in keeping your engine’s serial number as this allows you to know the engine’s actual hour history and fatigue cycles on the major engine components.
  • Interestingly, should you purchase a factory rebuilt “zero-time” engine, the engine may have high time major engine components including the crankcase, crankshaft, gears, connecting rods and housings. These components may have more engine hours and fatigue cycles on them than are on your own engine.
  • When the factory takes in an engine core for exchange, the engine is disassembled, the logs are discarded, and re-usable engine parts go back into their rebuilt “zero-time” engine parts inventory. Engine parts are no longer kept with the original engine serial number where they came from and the parts hour history and fatigue cycles are forever lost.
  • Pinnacle Aircraft Engines specializes in overhauling and upgrading a customer’s engine and keeping the original engine serial number intact. There is a distinct advantage in keeping your engine’s serial number as this allows you to know the engine’s actual hour history and fatigue cycles on the major engine components.
  • Interestingly, should you purchase a factory rebuilt “zero-time” engine, the engine may have high time major engine components including the crankcase, crankshaft, gears, connecting rods and housings. These components may have more engine hours and fatigue cycles on them than are on your own engine.
  • When the factory takes in an engine core for exchange, the engine is disassembled, the logs are discarded, and re-usable engine parts go back into their rebuilt “zero-time” engine parts inventory. Engine parts are no longer kept with the original engine serial number where they came from and the parts hour history and fatigue cycles are forever lost.
  • You are now buying an exchange engine with an unknown parts hour history.
  • Exchange engines are available at Pinnacle Aircraft Engines for most popular engine models and come with engine hour parts histories. Unlike the engine manufacturers, when Pinnacle Aircraft Engines takes in an exchange engine core, the engine components are serial number recorded and kept intact with the engine’s serial number.
  • Engines are built one-by-one by the nation’s most experienced master engine machinists that have passed the FAA and Pinnacle Aircraft Engines rigid training and experience requirements. With over sixty years of experience, Pinnacle Aircraft Engines has set the standards that other manufacturers and field overhaulers attempt to follow.