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
FAA Master Pilot
Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
Need help? Let me know!

Comments

  • 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
    FAA Master Pilot
    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
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

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