Engine exhaust creates unsafe condition for Colt owner

Posted on February 8th, 2008 by

My Piper Colt has a strong odor of engine exhaust in the cockpit. The mechanic says he is sure the muffler is good, and turning off the heater does not change the amount of odor. Continue Reading →

What to do about a ‘slightly’ rough running engine

Posted on January 25th, 2008 by

I always look forward to hearing what you have to say, so here is my question: I fly a 1954 Piper PA-22/20 with an O-320 (no suffix) Lycoming, with about 975 hours since major. I fly it 150 to 175... Continue Reading →

Is a factory rebuilt engine reliable?

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by

I probably will buy a C-172 with a new — actually rebuilt — O-310-H2AD engine. Do you know if this engine is reliable? Does it meet the latest factory changes? Continue Reading →

There are no stupid questions… Just unusual ones that, unfortunately, don’t have the desired answer

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

This seems like a stupid question but I’m going to ask anyway. Did Lycoming ever have a service kit to put hydraulic lifters into the O-235? Continue Reading →

How do I install an oil cooler on my homebuilt?

Posted on December 7th, 2007 by

I have an O-235 Lycoming engine. The assembly case has not been drilled to accept an oil cooler. Continue Reading →

Which valve is safe to use?

Posted on November 23rd, 2007 by

QUESTION: I have a question on my IGO-540-A1A, an engine with a rated RPM of 3,400. When it comes time for an overhaul, S.I. 1037K calls for intake valve LW-12949. Continue Reading →

Prepare your plane for winter

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by

For those of us who reside in northern climates, it’s time for us to begin thinking about what we need to do to get our aircraft ready to put in the barn for the winter. Continue Reading →

Should I lean while taxiing?

Posted on October 19th, 2007 by

QUESTION: I have had instructors insist that I lean the engine while taxiing my O-320 Lycoming. Continue Reading →

Can you identify this engine?

Posted on October 5th, 2007 by

QUESTION: A friend has an O-320 in his hangar. I have only the following data, and am wondering how or where I can use these data to determine exactly which engine this is. Data plate says: O-320, eng #2689-27. The... Continue Reading →

Can I use a yellow tagged camshaft in my Wittman Tailwind?

Posted on September 21st, 2007 by

I have a Lycoming O-320-D2A that will be going into a Wittman Tailwind. The crankcase and crankshaft are yellow tagged. The camshaft is really pitted and will need to be replaced. I imagine the followers will need replacing also unless... Continue Reading →