Re: Oil leak - Cylinder Base
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Congrats on getting your leak controlled, Bruce!
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Crain
After pulling the number 4 cylinder and putting o rings on the front two through bolts I tested it out today. After the 1st flight the leak was worse!! I pulled it back into the hanger and pulled the cowling.
The leak was coming from the #4 cylinder! Piffle!! But I did notice it was coming from the rocker box cover. I had reused the silicone gasket and knew that was probably the culprit! So I pulled the rocker cover and could see a small chunk out of the gasket. I located the chunk in the tin bucket underneath to catch the oil so I knew it wasn't in the crank case. I put a new silicone rocker cover gasket on it and flew it again for about 3 tenth of an hour. When I looked under the fuz there was not any oil showing!!!! After all these years I finally have a DRY BELLY!
Kevin Boddecker I am still working towards your Spring Fling and this is the biggest fix that needed to be done. I am also working on a couple of other cosmetics things plus I will continue to up date on my sparrow strainer stall. I am thinking I need to re-position the zig zag tape further back on the apex of the strainer to see if that works differently. Will let you know when I get a chance to test that.
Great day to fly! Not much wind and 68 degrees!
What a great airplane!