Inside Our Engines

  • Our component parts are manufactured in modern production cells that continuously pursue quality and value while reducing costs to you.

  • Crankcases

    Crankcases

    It’s the backbone of the engine, and its integrity is critical. That’s why Continental Motors® crankcases start with high quality alloys and close tolerance castings. In addition, computerized manufacturing processes ensure a high quality, precision and repeatable crankcase. We dare you to come up with a higher quality case.

    Continuous flow fuel injection system

    Continuous flow fuel injection system

    The Continental Motors® Continuous flow fuel injection system is among the simplest and most reliable on the market. All Continental Motors® systems are built in-house by qualified technicians. Continental Motors® systems are “married” to each engine to ensure superior fuel delivery under even the most demanding conditions.

    Forged-steel Crankshafts

    Forged-steel Crankshafts

    Our Forged-steel Crankshafts are computer-control machined, then polished and balanced by hand to exacting tolerances so they meet consistent specifications. They’re the hardest-working part on the engine, so why settle for less?

    Oil Coolers

    Oil Coolers

    Oil Coolers are standard on most Continental Motors® engines because properly controlled oil temperatures play an important role in an air-cooled engine.

    Magnetos

    Magnetos

    Continental Motors® line of Magnetos, manufactured in our factory, have a well-deserved reputation for quality and high performance. Systems for four or six cylinder engines are available, as are special pressurized models for high flying turbocharged aircraft.

    Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC)

    Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC)

    Enhanced engine performance is what you receive with our Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC), raising new standards of reliability and economy. The benefits range from starting ease, reduced pilot workload, more economical engine operation, simplified maintenance and the potential for extended engine life.

    High Strength Materials

    High Strength Materials

    The incredible power delivered by the Continental Motors® engine per pound of weight is achieved by using High Strength Materials. Ongoing improvements in design are calculated to make optimum use of these high quality materials and very closely controlled critical dimensions, surfaces, finishes, heat treatments and hardening processes.

    Camshafts

    Camshafts

    Continental Motors® camshafts come with an anti-scuff coating to ease break-in. Continental Motors&reg engine designs place the cam below the crank which results in improved camshaft lubrication.