The question that ultimately everyone wants to know. Before scrolling
down consider what we are offering. Our Cool Jugs conversion gives
you a bona-fide, genuine water cooled aircraft engine
not some automotive conversion. Our conversion not only extends
the life of the engine and eliminates all of the thermally related
problems of an air-cooled engine but also offers:
- More Power!
- Improved Fuel Efficiency
- Reduced cooling drag
- Safer cabin heat
- Higher reliability
These are just a few of the major benefits of a water cooled
aircraft engine. You simply can't compare the cost of our water cooled conversion to that of a new set of air-cooled cylinders
for which you get none of the above and all of the same old air-cooled
Compared to What?
Of course you can't compare our conversion to any other aircraft
engine well - because there aren't any. Wait - I almost forgot,
there is the water cooled Continental TSIOL-550 which you can
have for the cool sum of about $96,000! Of course you will also
have to consider what it would cost to re-engine your aircraft.
You also can't compare what we are offering with any automotive
engine conversion. Do you really believe that an automotive conversion
will be as reliable and light weight as a purpose designed aircraft
engine? No way! Even if you were able to build such an engine
the cost would be more than triple, yes triple the cost of our
Cool Jugs conversion with a significant weight penalty. Factor
in the costs of re-engining your airframe and the actual installed
and flying cost just went well over $80,000 if not more.
Proudly made in the USA
Consider as well that we have invested some 12 years of development
and lots and lots of $$$$ in developing a truly airworthy water
cooled aircraft engine solution. We must also produce our parts
to the strictest of all quality assurance methods in small quantities
for a very limited market. Unlike virtually all other engine
parts manufacturers we didn't run to Taiwan or other offshore
production facilities - we prefer to use American production
companies here at home because we can control the quality of
our parts much more carefully.
Finally, the Cool Jugs conversion is more than just a set of
bolt on parts. It is an entire system, designed to work with the
existing base engine in order to obtain the best performance and
reliability that is possible.
Each Liquid-Cooled Conversion Kit Includes:
Liquid-cooled cylinder assemblies that are ready to use, complete
- Intake & Exhaust valves
- Valve seats
- Valve springs
- Rocker Arm bushings
- Top-end gasket set
- Rocker box covers
- High Performance coolant pump
- Thermostat Housing
- Coolant manifold
- Hoses (excluding engine to radiator hoses)
- Coolant system analyzer
- Coolant temperature
- Coolant pump output pressure
- Low Coolant warning
a 15 year/3000 hour pro-rata, limited warranty on the major
components of the conversion which include the water cooled
cylinders, valve train (limited to intake/exhaust valves, valve
seats & springs)
and coolant pump.
4 Cylinder, 0-360 Lycoming® Conversion:
6 Cylinder, 0-540 Lycoming® Conversion:
Prices subject to change without notice.