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I'm going to look at a C172 twin hydro is there anything I should be looking out for?  I don't know what year it is but will find out when I look at it if the tag is still there.

 

Ed

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Depending on year C175 may have a series 1 or Series 2 KT 17.  The series 1 has a weak lubrication system and many of them threw rods.  Series 2 are excellent engines.  Series 1 can be OK If you keep them topped up with oil (maybe a bit overfull) and avoid running on steep grades

24300 and higher spec numbers are Series 2

 

As with any hydro get it warmed up put it against an immovable object and see if she will spin her rear wheels

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best of luck, my C-175 is a series 1. follow the advice above  its a wonderfill machine.  warm it up, take it for a spin. 

 

Glenn

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Thanks for the replies the owner says it is 417-A so from what I have found on line it should be a series 2

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