Q: I bought a Tomahawk from someone I trusted. First oil change I discover very small needle-like pieces of aluminum in the filter, about a teaspoon worth. I ask the IA-rated seller about it. His reply: No big deal, still good compression.
Nothing is on a strong magnet that is carefully passed along the flattened filter material. Two more oil changes and it’s the same each time.
Turns out the airplane sat outside for 10 years without being flown. He flew it 30 hours in four years, then I bought it. [Read more…]