While conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t mix different brands of oil in your aircraft engine, our expert says otherwise.
I like this question because I can give a definite answer: No.
As with so many other things in aviation — and in life — the answer is not a simple yes or no.
I have an O-360 Mattituck (experimental) engine installed on my RV-7A. I have been using Aeroshell W100 Plus for more than 15 years. I have been using mogas solely for more than 10 years now, so no fear of lead deposits. This is my question: Would the use of fully synthetic (racing) oil be beneficial?
As the quest to find an unleaded replacement for 100LL continues, why isn’t the government and industry getting behind a fuel that’s already been tested and approved?
Did you know you should wear rubber or latex gloves when changing your airplane’s oil? It’s important to protect yourself from the used oil and the harmful things that can accumulate in the oil from the combustion process.
One of the biggest concerns for general aviation aircraft is where to connect the grounding or bonding cable when refueling.
Oil analysis can be a very effective tool if used properly. What do you need to know to get the most out of an oil analysis?
The difference between the RON and the MON is called the fuels sensitivity. Most typical fuels have a sensitivity of around eight numbers. But occasionally there will be a fuel with a 10 to 12 sensitivity, which does not perform as well in the field.