Re: First flight of 2023 PIREP

Bruce Crain

When I installed the new tubes I just used engine oil.  It went fairly well until I had one rubber stick and leak when runup.  I called the company and the owner immediately knew that I had used engine oil to lube the rubber gaskets near the crankcase.  He talked me through getting it to seal.  In talking with him there was a specific lube recommended that he said would not stick and would flow into the crankcase hole and seal.  “Shoulda, coulda, woulda.

On Jan 2, 2023, at 10:56 PM, Jim Patillo <logistics_engineering@...> wrote:

Bruce, I installed the Real Gaskets tube assembly when I installed the Superior Cylinders. They’ve worked well with no leaks since. I highly recommend them. 

What did you mean about the 15W50? Sounds like a story.

N46JP - Q200

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