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DEVINE, TEXAS -- I had my airplane engine overhauled and my interior redone at this shop in Divine Texas. I have had numerous problems arise from the work. IE: Important engine components not reinstalled; Alternator almost fell off, had to be redone locally; Rear seat foam not replaced (as per the shop's written proposal); Door frames not repainted (as per shop's written proposal); New exhaust pipes probe installed such that it makes that spark plug removal impossible; Oil pressure sensor broken by shop, and replaced with a set screw; Engine timing improperly set;

The owner of the shop, [name removed] did pay for half of the timing reset cost ($200.), but has ignored repeated attempts to rectify/resolve any of the other issues. I have sent him photographic documentation of my claims. I cannot even get the courtesy of a reply. I paid over $21000 for the work. And in excess of $3000 to have problems resolved here locally. All work carried a warranty for workmanship/materials for one year. Plane is based in SoCal. I have copies of all correspondence and pictures regarding this matter.
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Pomona Guy on 05/09/2007:
This is terrible. A plane is very serious stuff as it could crash. Can you report these bums to the FAA?
shawnp80 on 05/09/2007:
I'm not too sure about planes. Maybe Pirate can help. He seems to know everything. He may have been a pilot too. Pilotwithparrot.
ejack053824 on 05/10/2007:
Mark I'm a Air Force F-16 pilot and also a Piper Lancer owner. I would report this turkey to the FAA for not complying with the regulations for aircraft maintenance. Furthermore, I would haul this guy into civil court for the money your out since your airplanes airworthiness certificate isn't good at this point until the repairs are made.

I have one question, was all this maintenance being done due to AD directives from the FAA?
Mark, VNY on 05/11/2007:
To Ejack,
I wrote the comments re Divine Aircraft. The work was on my Arrow, which was at TBO. No AD's or SB's were involved. Just an overhaul with all new components except the case and crank. The FAA has no complaint protocol that I can find, re shops. I later found out that this isn't even an auth repair station. He operates under his A&P cert, (not even an IA). I used that shop cause they were capable of doing the removal and reinstall as well. I would be happy to share picts and correspondence if you or others are interested. I just basically wanted to warn all others so they will be well informed when making a decision.
PS: How do you 'lower' yourself to drive a PA32 after the F-16???
ejack053824 on 05/11/2007:
The F-16 is my office while the Lancer is my relaxation. I won't deny...I love my office! :)
ejack053824 on 05/11/2007:
Mark...on my plane..nobody touches it unless they are properly creditialed as an IA. I might pay more but I know its done right. By the way...I love flying the Arrow as well.
ejack053824 on 05/11/2007:
Please send me the pictures that you have. I would love to see your airplane along with the tear down they did. I will ask and look around to see if I can find somewhere where you can file a complaint on this guy. I find it very, very disturbing. Fly safely!
Mark, VNY on 05/12/2007:
Ejack, Just curious- -what's the diff betw a Lance and a Lancer? Speed mods?
ejack053824 on 05/13/2007:
Speed mods is one difference and the other is the Lancer has a speed brake due to the increase horsepower while the Lance doesn't.
Roy Smith on 04/14/2013:
I had my io540 rebuilt by Divine and had a few problems such as a cylinder going bad. Divine said they only assemble motors and the parts that were rebuilt are the responsibility of the rebuild. Then I had a through bolt break and he said he's not responsible for that either stay clear of this bunch.
JWS on 06/24/2013:
There were a few problems out in divine. Lately there has been some changes made in management and personnel. The engine shop, Divine Air Inc. is now defunct. The guy took deposits and did not complete the work. They had a bad rep. There is a fantastic engine shop located there now. They have over 30 years experience in engine overhauls and airframe repairs. There are doing annuals and conformity inspections. The name of the shop is Dragon Airmotive. the website is I think you would be happy with the service you get there now.
rjk on 08/12/2013:
There are still problems out at Divine airport. Not the place to trust or do business with even today. Learn the truth by checking claims carefully.
hss on 09/16/2013:
Nice to know jws is promoting his own company. The "fantastic " engine shop.?!!......
my advise: don't believe claims. Stay clear of this bunch. No honesty or integrity.
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