Re: Firewall with no engine

Jim Patillo


I continually monitor everything visually and check  the necessary torques and clearances as required but rarely have to pull the engine. You don’t pull your car engine every time you tune it .

Since you don’t have a lot of time on your engine, maybe you should pull it this time, check everything and skip removal on the next annual. It’s just your ass in the seat and you know about that stuff. 

Make it a Great  Day. 

N46JP Q200

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:43:14 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Firewall with no engine

Good point, Charlie. But I am not doing any fixing, just looking thoroughly and doing the necessary wear checking. My installation is a one-off, so I treat it like a prototype with respect to inspections.





From: <> On Behalf Of One Sky Dog via
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Firewall with no engine


Learned in England classified for 30 years, airlines learned again in the 70’s.


If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!



But if it is a 30 year old oil line replace it!




On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9:54 AM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

I am into my annual this month. I have set up my engine so that it takes about 1 hour to remove and same to put it back on. I have removed it for 2 of my 3 annuals so far. I generally ask myself why I am doing this as I am removing it, but once I get it off, I feel much better about it, because I can get a really good look at everything on the back of the engine, thus a thorough inspection.


For some of you that saw my plane with the engine in place, here is what the firewall looks like without the engine.



Jay  Tri-Q2 N8WQ 190 hours.

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