Asking for Aircraft parts and maintenance help

I've been helping members solve their persnickety airplane maintenance and parts problems for a long time and I thought a few tips would help you get the assistance you need quicker and with fewer communications on the forum. My experience is that if you need a new spark plug, for example, many people ask like this: "How much is a spark plug for my Warrior and where do I get it?" Understand that I do not have every parts and maintenance manual for every aircraft ever built. Rather, you need to ask the question like this: "I have a 1976 Piper Warrior PA-28-151, engine model number O320-D2A. The plugs are Champion REM-40E's. Where do I purchase them and how much are they?" If you don't have the actual part numbers, you will need to purchase a parts and service manual and have them in your library. They are available from the following sources for less than $50.00 each: https://www.eflightmanuals.com/ or http://www.esscoaircraft.com/. Using the example above as a model will get you the information you need quickly and efficiently.

Scott Sherer
Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
Aviation Director, Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.

Need help? Let me know!

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  • Mark I have a 1965 PA 24 - 260 I would like to buy a lightweight starter as mine is not working properly can you please tell me where I can purchase one

  • Hi and thanks for writing. This link should do it for you. Good luck!

    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/piperPA24standardreplacementparts.php

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

  • Any recommendations for a shop to do a good pre-buy on a Saratoga in the San Diego area?
    William

  • Hopefully one of these will help!

    CUTTER PIPER SALES
    2056 PALOMAR AIRPORT RD
    CARLSBAD CA 92011 US
    P: 760.579.0822
    W: http://www.cutteraviation.com
    Dealer Contacts
    Alex Kuzmanovic
    Sales Contact - California
    760.579.0822
    akuzmanovic@cutteraviation.com

    Sales and Service Centers
    Loyd's Aircraft Maintenance
    LOYD'S AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
    1601 SKYWAY DR STE 100
    BAKERSFIELD CA 93308 US
    661-393-2502

    Mather Aviation, LLC (South)
    MATHER AVIATION, LLC
    7240 HAVENHURST AVE
    VAN NUYS CA 91406 US
    818-782-7473

    American Aircraft Maintenance
    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
    19711B CAMPUS DR
    SANTA ANA CA 92707 US
    949-852-8420

    West Coast Aircraft Maintenance
    WEST COAST AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
    2881 E SPRING ST
    LONG BEACH CA 90806 US
    (562) 981-6064

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

  • Any recommencations for a recommendations for maintenace and probably an annual for my Turbo Arrow III in Souithern Maine

  • Try these out. Good luck!

    Columbia Aircraft Sales Inc. - GON

    COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT SALES INC.
    175 TOWER AVE GROTON NEW LONDON AIRPORT
    GROTON CT 06340 US
    P: 860-449-8999
    W: http://www.columbiaairservices.com
    Dealer Contacts
    Clay Hammond
    Sales Contact
    802-773-4212
    chammond@columbiaaircraftsales.com
    Ken Dono
    Sales Contact
    860-715-8806
    kdono@columbiaaircraftsales.com
    Sales and Service Centers
    C & W Aero Services, Inc.
    C & W AERO SERVICES, INC.
    PO BOX 568
    WEST CALDWELL NJ 07007 US
    973 227-5750

    Columbia Air Services-BHB, LLC
    COLUMBIA AIR SERVICES-BHB, LLC
    112 CARUSO DR
    BAR HBR AIRPORT
    TRENTON ME 04605 US
    207-667-5534

    Shoreline Aviation Inc
    SHORELINE AVIATION INC
    93 OLD COLONY LN
    MARSHFIELD MA 02050 US
    781 834-4928

    Three Wing Aviation Group, LLC
    THREE WING AVIATION GROUP, LLC
    400 GREAT MEADOW RD
    STRATFORD CT 06615 US
    203-375-5795

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

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