[Vwdiesel] Re: vwdiesel digest, Vol 1 #709 - 8 msgs

Shawn Upton kb1ckt at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 8 13:01:26 EDT 2003

Conditional based?  Is that, replace when exceeds xx
tolerance, or when it fails outright (which I'm
assuming it isn't)?  I'm assuming, the conclusions
were time-based intervals to inspection, and
replacement/refurbishing upon exceeding tolerances.

Message: 7
From: Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us>
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:12:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Ring job



ps: A local pilot, aerial photo outfit owner and
statistician did a 25
analysis of time-based maintenance vs. conditional
maintenance, on
and aircraft engines.  Time-based maintenance is the
gold standard in
aircraft maintenance, and regulations are written
around it.  His
were that conditional based maintenance enhanced
uptime, and reduced
maintenance costs by a wide margin.  The number of
in-flight system and
engine failures was also less (although with only
about 125 planes in
study, the results are not as statistically
significant).  Ten years
his study, I changed my way of thinking.  Conditional

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