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Real Pushrod Tube Conversion Kits For Continentals

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Overview

These kits from Real Gasket Corp replace problematic pushrod tubes of continental engine models: A-65, A-75, C-75/85/90/125/145, 0-200, 0-300 and GO-300. The installation does not require loosing or removal of the cylinder and converts it to an "independently serviceable" spring loaded pushrod tube system, similar to IO-470, IO-520, and IO-550 continental engines. It also allows access and service to the lifters.

Compressor Tool VSC-1 08-13615 is required except for gasket installation (not included in kit).

The kit is designed for easy installation and uses real gasket's FAA-PMA pushrod tube seals as used in the continental IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 engines. For certified aircraft engines. This is a log entry, no special paperwork is required.

Kits include new push-rod tubes.

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I installed this kit when I replaced the cylinders on my C-85, because I am sick and tired of the leaky factory pushrod tube boots. The kit is fairly straightforward to install, but be aware, you MUST use the correct spring compressor tool, and follow the instructions to the letter. Its very easy to tear or cut the seals if you arent careful, and that is what causes these kits to leak. Ive installed two of these sets so far, and I couldnt be happier.

Ryan C Verified Purchase

REAL GASKETS RG-200PR-4 PUSHROD TUBE SEAL KIT

July 6, 2022

Do you make a kit for a 360 lycoming

Ralph M
June 4, 2022

I installed this on my 0-200. Relatively easy to install with my mechanic. Definitely recommend the compressor tool.

Stephanie H Verified Purchase

REAL GASKETS RG-200PR-4 PUSHROD TUBE SEAL KIT

June 1, 2022

Installation was not too difficult and the leaks were gone!

Thomas J Verified Purchase

REAL GASKET TUBE KIT 1 CYL

April 26, 2022

Nicely made. If youve never done one of these conversions, find someone who has - to get the finer points of the installation. The instructions do not match the quality of the hardware.

Skiatook F Verified Purchase

REAL GASKET TUBE KIT - SET OF 6

February 6, 2022

This item is a vast improvement over the old design of the Continental O-200A push tubes with those horrible spring clips and partially effective boots. Oil seepage was eliminated almost entirely. At same time we installed new Real Gaskets Rocker covers which eliminated seepage there. Getting ready to build two more engines and using these sets up front. Highly recommend Real Gaskets products throughout the engine.

Pugetsoundflyers, I Verified Purchase

REAL GASKETS RG-200PR-4 PUSHROD TUBE SEAL KIT

November 23, 2021

Fitted Real Pushrod Tube Kit to an 0-200 engine in an early Lancair. Prior to fitment using about .5 litre in 10 hours which was all over the cowl inside and on the belly. Now done 3 hours not showing any signs of oil leaks. As the engine only had 70 hour since overhaul I choose not to remove the follower housing and followers instead making a valve spring hold down tool from a piece of light steel angle clamping the valves using two tappet cover screw holes -worked well in refitting the rocker shaft without having to remove oil from the hydraulic lifters.

Chris M Verified Purchase

REAL GASKETS RG-200PR-4 PUSHROD TUBE SEAL KIT

June 18, 2021

Great kit. Installed over the past few days as I did a full re-seal on my C-90. With this kit and a host of new gaskets, I am finally leak free (for now).

Steven A
April 11, 2020

I have just installed these on 2 cylinders. Quick call to Chris at REAL Seals and he gave me some tips and tricks to make the installation go super smooth. ACS was quick to ship and they arrived in perfect condition!

Classic A
March 1, 2019

Kit to stop leaks, excellent instructions, price was very good also. This kit sure beats Continental kit price

Flying D
December 21, 2018

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Are these Real Pushrod Tube Conversion Kits for Continentals FAA Approved?

Yes, they are FAA Approved.

Q: The push rod tube kits are FAA approved, but do they require an STC?

The STC paperwork is included in the package with the pushrod tube conversion kits for continentals.

Q: Does this kit, part # 08-04444, include everything needed for 4 cylinders tubes, springs and seals?

Yes, this kit includes tubes, springs, and seals.

Q: Will these fit Superior Millennium cylinders?

This can be used on the millennium cylinders IF they are the old style swage tube type.

Q: Regarding 4 Cylinder Engines. Does one Kit cover all four cylinders or does it require four kits?

For a 4 cylinder engine, you should order 08-04444 x qty 1.

Q: It says no special paperwork required, but wouldnt this STCd kit require a 337 form to be completed and submitted?

The STC covers the install, no 337 would be required.