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CRJ APU Reliability  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Does anyone know why we've had to change out 5 APU's in as many weeks at work over the past month or so? They seem to be dropping like flies. One seized, another had something let go inside and overtemped, and so on. Could any of these failures be related to glycol ingestion? Or are we just having a string of bad luck? We didn't have any APUs crap out for the four months prior to December. Last month is when everything started happening. The crews are asking if it's something they are doing, but they swear they don't put a pneumatic load on for 2 minutes after start up. Any ideas?

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User currently offlineJ32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Bagsmasher,

I think its just a run of bad luck. Not sure which Express carrier you work for, but there have been several RJ's running around with no APU at the carrier I fly at. I've had the pleasure of flying 2 of them over the last week. Both were APU door sensor problems... not a problem with the APU itself.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8107 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

break out those airstart units and hide everybody!


If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

The APU on the CRJ is fairly reliable. If I had to guess, I would say it is over 97%. Every now and then, our fleet just seems to have collective fits, whether is the APU, packs, BTMS's, or autopilots. There will be a rash of deferals, then it will go away for a few months.


Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

What were the Reasons stated when the APUs were replaced.Five in Five weeks seem a lot.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineStowAway From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 640 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2523 times:

Sorry if this has already been discussed, but why are the APUs on some CRJ 200's so damn loud?


A monkey's ass always talks crap.
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8107 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

that's nothing - you should hear an EMB-120 or 733 APU sometime.


If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineEfohdee From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

WHAT??  Nuts


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