Re: Oil leak - Cylinder Base

Jay Scheevel
 

Congrats on getting your leak controlled, Bruce!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Crain
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:59 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Oil leak - Cylinder Base

 

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!

Bruce Crain 

N96BJ  

 

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