Flight Report N96BJ
Say Jay I flew yesterday morning also! I have been observing my oil temps increasing on my Continental 0200 over a long period of time. When I first put an Electronic Ignition on with a mag remaining the rpms were lower with respect to the mag when doing a preflight check. I have been noticing that the mag check lately was increasing the rpms when checked. Over time the points wear down and increase the timing on a mag. (there's that moving parts thing with magnetos).
So when I pulled the engine I checked the oil screen and found only a very minimal amount of what looked like paper chewed up into small particles. No metal showing. I had cleaned it out only a short number of hours ago and knew that it most likely wasn't the culprit. I then checked the mag timing an it was showing about 27 btdc. So I put the electronic mag checker on it and retimed it to 24 btdc.
After remounting the engine I ran it up an had quite a mag drop (200+) with a slight vibration even at 1700 rpm. I had just cleaned the plugs so I figured it was just oil in the bottom of a cylinder or a speck in the electrode of the spark plugs or a bit of anti seize on an electrode.
After flying the TriQ 200 I checked the mag and it was smooth and only slowed rpms 100 to 150. That is fairly normal with electronic ignition and mag combination.
Oh, the flight was a little choppy but there was a cloud east of WDG and I flew under it. It was nice and cool so I flew around a while with flight following watching me. Flight following alerted me that a Huey helicopter was on my flight path and was inbound for WDG. When I "tally hoed" I followed the Huey inbound for a while and then peeled off for some more cool air. A short time later I headed back to WDG and had a great landing! All was wonderful! It's a sweet little bird that is way fun to fly!
Get em done! You'll be glad you did!