Re: Oil SepArator
David Chalmers <David@...>
Jim, I don't think I'll make it to Laughlin this year. I just got done with the yearly maintenance including replacing the engine instruments with an engine monitor (grand rapids EIS4000) and changing to a capacitive fuel level sensor. Still have to get it back to the airport and tested. Don't think it's going to happen in time. Thanks for the offer though - it would be fun to fly over as a group.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
TriQ200 N4016G (200 hrs)
From: Jim Patillo [mailto:logistics_engineering@...]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Oil SepArator
I originally had the return from seperator dumping back into my oil
tank but did not want that nasty used "stuff" back in my engine. I
too still have that capability but choose not to use it.
Are you going to Laughlin? If so do you wnat to go with us from
--- In Q-LIST@..., "David Chalmers" <David@C...> wrote:
used to take the drain tube into a plastic bottle mounted in a
couple of pipe clips on the firewall. The tube was just a loose fit
in the top of the bottle and it never spilled in flight. Bottle is a
small shampoo bottle I think - about 6" high and 2" diameter.
Draining the bottle became a chore but it was useful to be able to
measure how much oil was being blown out. I welded a 1/4" tube to
the oil filler neck and connected the drain tube to it - no more
bottle emptying required. (Yes, I have read all the pros and cons of
putting the oil back in the sump). The bottle holder is still there
so if I ever want to measure the output I can stick it in the bottle
for a few hours but I prefer the no-maintenance drain to the sump.
5/8" breather line flows into and through the seperator as usualand
exits bottom pax side.mounted
just under the dip stick tube. It is easily removable with onehand
for draining. This works really slick. I dump it every 7-10 hoursa
1/2 sized Fred Flintstone microwaveable bottle. (Prettysofisticated
huh?) It comes with a nipple and solid top. Throw away the nipplehole
in the solid top to accept plastic barbed fitting. Screw barbedcrankcase
ventedT"to? Is the baby bottle sealed tight?
lineinline in the breather tube. The 5/8" line then ran through anantikickback valve into the 4:1 header at the collector. The 3/8"
tubefrom the "T" went to a pvc valve installed in the intake spyder.crystalized
bottleoverboard but put the return line into a microwaveable baby
from(1/2 size) with barbed plastic fitting and clear 3/8" tubing
whileseparator to baby bottle. This has worked great for quite a
aboutnow with no oil on the belly. I installed the baby bottle justbelowthe oil stick and empty it every 10 hours or so. Usually get
inoilseparator and then burning the output oil from the separator
http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/fenton.htm#carb_partstheexhaust. My question is how did you do it. Specifically whydoesn'tthe exhaust get into the crankcase?
allpumpRemove the cam gear and any parts associated with the vacuumdrive. The vac pump gear acts like a big fan and will blow
oftheoil of the engine at high rpm.
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