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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By tim2542
Removing oil? Thatís a seriously bad idea of a...

Removing oil? Thatís a seriously bad idea of a practical joke!
Tim Andres
Cozy MKIV....sold after 400 hrs
Looking and lurking.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By tim2542
I agree it needs a borescope and leakdown test,...

I agree it needs a borescope and leakdown test, time for a wobble test also. A real possibility you just have an engine problem, perhaps a broken ring or worn guide, probably nothing to do with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By tim2542
Erratic-quickly moving egt is likely to be a...

Erratic-quickly moving egt is likely to be a probe or even more likely a probe termination problem. Especially is itís otherwise running good.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By tim2542
I donít know of a good way to clean them...

I donít know of a good way to clean them chemically, if you use elbow grease be careful not to put scratches in them (stress risers), especially in the ring lands. Maybe media blasting with soda...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,856
Posted By tim2542
Are you saying all of your fails were on the Left...

Are you saying all of your fails were on the Left side? And the Right Pmag failed when move to the left hole? I had multiple mechanical and electrical Pmag fails on my 0-360 A1A, all on the Right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,833
Posted By tim2542
Mine is sniffing the code because Iím using a TSO...

Mine is sniffing the code because Iím using a TSO gps for position. I had some problems with baro altitude fails and had to adjust it. I then had good reports but now Iím back to baro fails again....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By tim2542
Let the pros do it, send it to Pacific oil...

Let the pros do it, send it to Pacific oil coolers. There is no way you can duplicate what they do in the field. Your new engine wonít like it something departs the cooler after you spend all that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By tim2542
You are really at a fork in the road here and you...

You are really at a fork in the road here and you cannot know which to take until you determine if itís a gauge or engine problem. Buy beg or borrow a mechanical gauge and see what the actual...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By tim2542
First flight with mine I had a GPS fail message....

First flight with mine I had a GPS fail message. I have a small Garmin GPS puck antenna located right next to the original Garmin antenna which never gave any trouble but is in violation of install...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By tim2542
I doubt you could move that arm by hand, the...

I doubt you could move that arm by hand, the spring is pretty stiff.
Tim Andres
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By tim2542
It would at least be good to know if the crank...

It would at least be good to know if the crank has been turned and how much, and how many times the case has been surfaced. The last one is unknowable, the first can be determined if there is a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By tim2542
Ive seen pics of a chunk of case hanging from a...

Ive seen pics of a chunk of case hanging from a hoist, wish I could find it to share, but it would make you cry.
Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By tim2542
The mag drop difference between the various...

The mag drop difference between the various systems (assuming plugs and wires are operating correctly), is more a function of the different advance curves between the two systems, not the ďhotter...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By tim2542
Itís detailed in the install manual. And there is...

Itís detailed in the install manual. And there is a very good reason to ground it to the engine as per instructions and not the firewall or battery.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By tim2542
Once you are LOP, assuming 8.5:1 compression...

Once you are LOP, assuming 8.5:1 compression ratio, you can use the formulae 15.7 * Fuel flow / Rated HP= % power
So a 180 HP burning 8 GPH
15.7 * 8 = 125.6 HP /180 = 70%
Once you do the math itís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By tim2542
David, I found the same thing on my GRT system,...

David, I found the same thing on my GRT system, it had me much further LOP than I really was. Once I discovered manual LOP was more accurate I picked up 5-6 kts running the same 40 LOP that I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By tim2542
Iíll guess the back side of the bearings out of...

Iíll guess the back side of the bearings out of that engine would appear to be polished as the result of relative movement between the bearings and the main bearing boss in the case, they lost their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By tim2542
Actually if you look at one disassembled youíll...

Actually if you look at one disassembled youíll seal the actual O ring seal surface is the beveled area below the flange surface.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,670
Posted By tim2542
The bearings are doweled or locked in place by...

The bearings are doweled or locked in place by tangs like an automotive bearing. They cannot turn unless you separate the case haves some (small) distance. Iíve never understood this caution.
I...
Forum: GPS 04-05-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By tim2542
Anyone using the IFD440 with the Echo yet? I had...

Anyone using the IFD440 with the Echo yet? I had good reports prior with the 430W, now I’ve got a red box under NACv and mode 3A. I have the 440 serial out configured for “ADSB+G”, that was the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By tim2542
I can tell you Bob Nuckolls says the voltage...

I can tell you Bob Nuckolls says the voltage spikes are a myth, I can also tell you Garmin and Grand Rapids advise not to expose their equipment to those same mythical spikes. Who to believe? I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,045
Posted By tim2542
Just for fun cut a K&N open, you will be...

Just for fun cut a K&N open, you will be underwhelmed. I was.
Tim Andres
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By tim2542
Hopefully you backed up all your settings! I...

Hopefully you backed up all your settings! I would start with a reinstall of the latest software, I think itís become corrupt somehow. . Good luck.
Tim Andres
Forum: COMM 03-13-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By tim2542
Reinstall your 430, and dig out the install...

Reinstall your 430, and dig out the install manual and read how to confirm itís seated all the way in the tray. A lot of problems come from the radio not seated properly. So thereís at least a...
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By tim2542
I had to go to 1450 to get a good report, didnít...

I had to go to 1450 to get a good report, didnít change anything else and got ďno colorĒ on my report, ie it passed with no problems.
I think Iíd call those guys before changing anything, they are...
Forum: GPS 02-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By tim2542
Im wondering about feeding ADSB info from the...

Im wondering about feeding ADSB info from the Echo UAT to the IFD440, do I need to for one thing, I have traffic and weather on the EFIS and WingX ap.
Can I feed ADSB (GDL90) via BT or WiFi to the...
Forum: GPS 02-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By tim2542
I also have one on order, Avidyne upgraded me to...

I also have one on order, Avidyne upgraded me to free BT also if I got it in my month end.
Lan, if your going to add a wire for the comm monitor channel you may as well ad another for the audio...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By tim2542
Looking at this also, right now my best qoute is...

Looking at this also, right now my best qoute is $4500 + my trade. My question, do I really want to spend another $850 for the BT option? What do you get for that money besides zapping a flight plan...
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,531
Posted By tim2542
The serial connection is easily checked, you...

The serial connection is easily checked, you should see a period flashing (no gps position), an asterisk (meaning gps position obtained), or a plus sign, (gps position and a flight plan) if you don’t...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By tim2542
These pumps use spring pressure on the diagram to...

These pumps use spring pressure on the diagram to build pressure, the engine just “re-cocks” the pump. Springs don’t get stronger with age so I don’t know it can build more than design pressure. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By tim2542
I think it depends a lot on your previous...

I think it depends a lot on your previous experience or lack of, and access to experienced help and importantly current service docs. These engines are pretty simple but there are places to get into...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By tim2542
Its a plug wear scheme where the polarity gets...

Its a plug wear scheme where the polarity gets reversed as you rotate the plugs, if you follow the Lycoming rotation pattern.
The polarity reversal causes the wear to occur on the opposite electrode...
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,728
Posted By tim2542
Thanks Nick, I have it installed and did feed...

Thanks Nick, I have it installed and did feed from the 327 ala Navworx just using an in-line fuse, itís working fine with a good report card.
Now I have an orphaned ADSB fault light left over from...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-10-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By tim2542
Put a volt meter across the battery while you...

Put a volt meter across the battery while you crank. It should hang in there north of 9-9.5 volts or so. If not battery isnít up to snuff.
If it does hold >9 volts check it again at the starter to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tim2542
I donít think thatís 100% correct, The supports...

I donít think thatís 100% correct, The supports may have the same dia but donít nessearily index to the same longitudinal position.
http://flytexas1.com/RingGearTech.htm
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tim2542
Bill is right on the EI sensors, you will...

Bill is right on the EI sensors, you will definently need the large dia pulley for those, and if your buying one anyway the 149 tooth ring gear/starter is more common. Either size pulley will drive...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By tim2542
So your using it with the Skyfyx then. Iím using...

So your using it with the Skyfyx then. Iím using serial 1 (in) for ADSB+ info from the 430W.

BTW got a good report on mine (no yellow or red boxes), then updated the sw and now I get no squawk or...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By tim2542
So heís using the Echo with the SkyFyx gps? I...

So heís using the Echo with the SkyFyx gps? I didnít think you could input from a transponder and external gps.
Mine is sniffing, not hard wired. If thereís a way to wire it Iíd like to know how.
Im...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By tim2542
Mine gave up a good report out out of the box. It...

Mine gave up a good report out out of the box. It seems to work as well as the NW unit, stable targets.
I have not updated the software yet.
Mine is sniffing the 327 xponder and wired to a 430W
Tim...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By tim2542
I think the question hanging is exactly what does...

I think the question hanging is exactly what does anonymous mode actually do? Reading the above Garmin link, ď for inflight privacy, an Anonymous mode can be set to mask your aircraft ID from...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-31-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By tim2542
The purge valve is installed between the servo...

The purge valve is installed between the servo and the flow divider, so it can’t purge fuel in the injection lines as they are downstream of the valve.
Tim Andres
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,014
Posted By tim2542
What solenoid? You mean coil maybe? Iím very...

What solenoid? You mean coil maybe?
Iím very curious to know how a solenoid could cause the engine to run rough....
Tim Andres
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,014
Posted By tim2542
You are really handicapped not having the EIS...

You are really handicapped not having the EIS working properly. The info you could download and analyze would greatly simplify your diagnostics.
I think the suggestion to check your valve lash is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,025
Posted By tim2542
The rattle can paint I bought at Chief aircraft...

The rattle can paint I bought at Chief aircraft was a good but not perfect match to the ACS Randolph Lyc grey I originally painted with.
Tim Andres
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,317
Posted By tim2542
Keep in mind this is a wasted spark system, one...

Keep in mind this is a wasted spark system, one coil fires two plugs so if it were a coil problem youíd most likely see in on both cylinders served by a coil, 1&2 and 3&4 are your companion cylinders...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,645
Posted By tim2542
Like this...

Like this
https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10408996_461504844012938_6469513166210416682_n.jpg?oh=7dfc0acc4f05b5f985582f0400471d01&oe=5AE7B5A4

Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By tim2542
Scott, I think Iím in agreement with you on this....

Scott, I think Iím in agreement with you on this. I keep my chtís under 400 and cruise in the mid 300ís, but I had worn exh guides in 300 hrs from new cylinders....on my 2 hottest cylinders.
Kevin...
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By tim2542
Ditto on dump the EIS, itís redundant. Youíll...

Ditto on dump the EIS, itís redundant. Youíll punch buttons on it only to tweak ďflow-calĒ during calibrations.
However some of them report airspeed/altimeter, if so you may want that back up
Tim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By tim2542
Does everything else light up like normal? Your...

Does everything else light up like normal?
Your going to have to check voltage at the battery to start, if normal start looking for voltage to appear on the big lug on the starter when the starter...
Forum: COMM 01-12-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By tim2542
Iíd not worry about having Icom tweak the...

Iíd not worry about having Icom tweak the squelch. I had mine done and itís still every bit as sensitive as my 430W. I think Icom must know itís a bit on the sensitive side, but the fault does lie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By tim2542
I’ll have to call again, I was told $2300 back in...

I’ll have to call again, I was told $2300 back in the summer. maybe they lowered the price? Or maybe they are like the FAA, keep asking until you get an answer you like...

**Edit** I just looked on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By tim2542
Iíve been thinking this over also, (HS to HX),...

Iíve been thinking this over also, (HS to HX), itís $2300 per box. I think Iíll wait, I have wx/traffic on both screens via my Navworx box and 2 available High speed ports on the HS, and if needed I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By tim2542
Take an AN 822 or 823 fitting (male adapter 1/8Ē...

Take an AN 822 or 823 fitting (male adapter 1/8Ē to AN), press an aluminum rivet into the AN end ,grind the head off and drill .040Ē
Cheap and you probably have everything you need already there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By tim2542
This is the same technique I was taught years ago...

This is the same technique I was taught years ago by the Army, Iíve used it many many times over the years.
You are basically placing the volt meter in parallel with the circuit (or path in this...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By tim2542
Thanks but... That only converts it to a...

Thanks but...
That only converts it to a receiver. I was hoping those guys had cracked the code so we could feed gps info to it, like from a 430 etc.
Tim Andres
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By tim2542
Bob what do you know about the EXP AMOC? Should I...

Bob what do you know about the EXP AMOC? Should I get my hopes up?
I have a Echo sitting here to put in, but reading other posts here on VAF it sounds like it doesn't filter traffic as well as the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By tim2542
Looking at the pics, Im not sure you do have a...

Looking at the pics, Im not sure you do have a conflict there yet. Id set it up and see what you have.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By tim2542
They must mean pre-ignition, ie from carbon...

They must mean pre-ignition, ie from carbon deposits maybe. There is no way detonation could be caused by oil.
Ive always wondered why we call some oils "mineral" oil when all Aviation oil is...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,728
Posted By tim2542
pin out question

I must be missing something, but I cannot discern the pin out from the install manual for the connections to my GRT HS units. It shows a diagram for the "MiniX" only as far as I can tell....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By tim2542
Yeah, I often have order the correct plug, but...

Yeah, I often have order the correct plug, but Iíve fixed the same issue you are having by using the solid top. You can crimp the threads a bit to provide a ďself lockingĒ feature, but Iíd suggest...
Forum: COMM 12-22-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By tim2542
Try it on the ground with all the other boxes...

Try it on the ground with all the other boxes turned off, then fire them up one by one and see if one of them is causing the squelch to open. Some of these boxes are rather noisy, my GRT EFIS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By tim2542
Altitude related always makes me suspect the plug...

Altitude related always makes me suspect the plug leads or plugs. Do you per chance have the auto plugs with screw on terminals?
If so swap them out for the solid top variety. Also make sure all the...
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