Jabiru Gen4 and Arion Aircraft FFW kit

I just received my generation 4 engine today.  I also received the firewall forward kit provided by Arion aircraft the US Jabiru dealer.  Everything looks great and it seems to be a very complete kit.  I will post more details at a later date, but the Jabiru engine and FWF kit combined seem to be the cheapest combination after the Viking engine and certainly the cheapest for a new engine.

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Comment by John Burns on March 31, 2020 at 4:39pm

The firewall forward kit kit has been great.  I would have no hesitation about working with Arion aircraft again.  The Jabiru box was missing the extra parts bag.  Arion immediately got a replacement ordered and offered to send me anything I needed right away from their stock.  Great company to work with.

Comment by Eric Koch on February 9, 2020 at 8:08pm

I had a Jabiru series 4 installed two years ago on my 750. I have over 150 hours on it with maybe a pint of oil used during any 25 hour period. The oil analysis shows no unusual wear with no cooling problems. She runs quite cool! Just remember to break it in by running it hard for an extended period of time!

Comment by John Austin on January 18, 2020 at 8:01am

I will post more details at a later date, but the Jabiru engine and FWF kit combined seem to be the cheapest combination after the Viking engine and certainly the cheapest for a new engine.

That was also true when I purchased my Jabiru 3300/FWF kit 9 years ago - it was significantly less expensive than the alternatives available at that time.  That was 625 hrs ago and the engine is running great!  I think the Gen 4 is a winner with low cost and simple, low-maintenance fuel, cooling, and ignition systems.  Enjoy your build!

Comment by John Fisk on January 16, 2020 at 8:45pm

I'm building a Cruzer and about to order the fuselage kit so engine choice is still a little while away, but i have been considering a few different ones but i keep leaning to the jabiru so keep us informed with the progress of it and the details. Thanks

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