Ignition Systems

  • Continental Motors® magnetos are renowned for their rugged, reliable and repairable design. But they operate in exactly the same harsh environments as your engine, undergoing the same heat, vibration and abrasion. So they need regular inspection, repair and overhaul and eventually, replacement. The professionals advise that it’s always safer to replace, but talk to your mechanic and make sure you follow the guidelines.

    • Magneto scheduled maintenance intervals are:
      • 100 hour: Mag-to-engine timing & general condition
      • 500 hour:
        • Cleaning, inspection, re-lubrication
        • Impulse coupling wear inspection
         
      • 4 years or Engine TBO, whichever comes first
       
    • Continental Motors® rebuilt magnetos meet new standards, including all current parts and processes
    • Tested 100%, with same warranty as new magnetos
    • Continental Motors® ignition harnesses are custom fit for your airframe and engine combination
    • Continental Motors® ignition harnesses are available for both Continental and Slick magnetos!
    • Competitors' magneto cores accepted at full credit
     
    Ignition Systems

    How old are your magnetos

    Black Bendix data plate

    Black Bendix data plates
    are at least 52 years old

    Red Bendix data plate

    Red and blue Bendix data plates
    are at least 27 years old

    Blue Continental Atlanta data plate

    Red and blue Continental Atlanta data plates
    are at least 20 years old