Overhaul needed

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by Ryanb, May 23, 2020 at 11:36 AM.

  1. Ryanb

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    Poke it back in and put a patch on it.

    actually it happens quite often ?

    I've seen the whole row and half the cowl gone
     
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    :biggrin: hehe! ;)
     
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    that is the easy one to change. the engine is going to get removed.
     
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    Were the cylinder base nuts from China?
     
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    seems like photoshop, we've popped a cylinder on an 1830, feather the prop, on the ground there was oil everywhere. Photos show a very clean cowl, don't think so, but I've been wrong before
     
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    That'll buff right out. :cheerswine:
     
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    Suns out, jugs out
     
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    Looks like you get the prize.

    https://generalaviationnews.com/201...s-you-just-need-a-little-more-engine-cooling/
    Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson

    "The museum decided to display the Skyliner with the bad engine on it and a substitute cylinder poking out.”

    Some more photos here
    https://twitter.com/OnAviation/status/1263738817690943488
     
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    Base nuts are usually still place, with the cylinder base studs still attached. every one I witness the case was ruined, some we never found the piston, but I think it was in there some where.
     
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    It really gets scary when it happens to #3 when #4 is feathered.
     
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    Bet the most of the oil is in the lower cowl, and wheel well. we can't see there.
     
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    Sitt’in in the breeze, bet that cylinders CHT’s are pretty manageable.
     
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    I know someone who maintains a P-51 and he showed me some recently removed cylinder hold down nuts; they crack on a regular basis and there is no good alternative to the ones they can get. They change them on a preventive basis.