is it worth to spend 2500€ for a better heating lever?

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is it worth to spend 2500€ for a better heating lever?

Postby hkavasch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 pm

We operate a DA42 TDI (SN 42.049 2005) that is currently getting new 2.0 Centurion Diesel Engines.
During the inspection a broken bolt for the alt Air/ heating Lever has been found.

There are to possible repairs
- put in a new bolt: 800€
- put in a new Solution that changes the way how heating and alternate air is controlled.. this will avoid that the bowden cable breaks (like it used to do in the past)... 2.500€. The solution is documented under Optional Service bulletin OSB 42.124

DID ANYONE PERFORM THIS? DID THIS ALSO IMPROVE THE HEATING CAPACITY?

Any experiences? Need to decide tomorrow if I spent 800€ or 2.500€...

thx

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Re: is it worth to spend 2500€ for a better heating lever?

Postby hkavasch » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:00 am

Ok.. decided to spent the Money... this Change is actually available for all DA42's ... also NG's...
Will Report back if this was worth spending the Money...
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Re: is it worth to spend 2500€ for a better heating lever?

Postby Colin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:48 pm

Very interested to hear, since I don't like the motion of the heater lever.
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