Q: We have a 1981 Cessna 182 with the Lycoming O540 L3C5D engine, which has the Cessna-installed turbo system. Lately, we’ve been experiencing some pretty high oil consumption with quite a bit of oil on the belly.
A compression check shows high compressions with the exception of #6, which has gone from 75/80 to 60 in the last 16 months. It has gone from 64 to 60 in the last three months.
We’ve had the plane for around three years. It was using about a quart every 10 hours up until about the last six months. It is currently consuming around four quarts per hour. [Read more…]