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Forum: Autopilots Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
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 Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
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, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,712
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 02-11-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-08-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,987
Posted By tim2542
Not sure why youíd want to but Iíll take a swag...

Not sure why youíd want to but Iíll take a swag at the C/R change. You can figure $800 for 4 new pistons and seal kits, plus maybe 4-6 hrs labor to change them out on an uninstalled new engine with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,857
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,857
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,857
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, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
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, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,803
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, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,803
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,519
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,576
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By tim2542
Plug&play to the Garmin 240 or PS 5000...same...

Plug&play to the Garmin 240 or PS 5000...same pinout and tray.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
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, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,712
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
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 12-23-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
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 12-23-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
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...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By tim2542
I canít say for sure, but what you should do in...

I canít say for sure, but what you should do in any case is remove the air cleaner and wipe the intake plumbing/system down stream of the filter with a clean white rag and see if there is any dirt on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By tim2542
Thanks Bill for both comments. Iíve been watching...

Thanks Bill for both comments.
Iíve been watching elevated copper levels on mine since overhaul, especially with the Lycoming rod bushing fiasco (which I missed due to overhaul date) Then I realized...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By tim2542
If you squeeze the oil out of the element...

If you squeeze the oil out of the element aggressively in a vice you will find (see) much more than if you just let it drain. It appears you may have done just that as the element looks dry.
Looks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By tim2542
Just reread your post and picked up the oil...

Just reread your post and picked up the oil pressure switch comment. Maybe you know but just in case I’d suggest you do some research. Generally sensors like that are not mounted directly to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By tim2542
Your heating the al. case to hopefully get some...

Your heating the al. case to hopefully get some expansion. The stud if heated will expand more than the al., so avoid that.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By tim2542
Danbury holdings is likely who you are trying to...

Danbury holdings is likely who you are trying to contact. Good luck with that. I had a very bad experience with ECI/Danbury. I hope you donít need any warranty work, Iíd be surprised if they even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,292
Posted By tim2542
Thanks that needed to be said. Iíve had no...

Thanks that needed to be said. Iíve had no problem at all communicating with Miguel via email or land line. Nor has my card been charged prior to shipment Ďala Navworx. Weíre getting a deal here from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,576
Posted By tim2542
Put an oil port on it to cool the exhaust valve...

Put an oil port on it to cool the exhaust valve guides!
Tim Andres
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
Posted By tim2542
Check your load calcs, 40 amps seems way high,...

Check your load calcs, 40 amps seems way high, like by a factor of 4 or more. If so you can simplify and add lightness with a simple quality switch and dump the relay.
Tim Andres
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By tim2542
This is the 600 EXP right? I donít believe there...

This is the 600 EXP right? I donít believe there will be an AMOC on that one as there is no way to feed it approved gps info, although someone was looking at hacking into it. Even if thatís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By tim2542
From your description of the timing test I’m not...

From your description of the timing test I’m not sure you have checked it yet as you only mentioned the intake valve.
With #1 at TDC #2 valves (companion cylinder) are in the overlap position, ie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,292
Posted By tim2542
I just ordered also, and the sales invoice shows...

I just ordered also, and the sales invoice shows tax applied on a shipment to Idaho. I have an inquiry in to them asking which tax authority and rate is being used and pointing out Idaho use tax will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,951
Posted By tim2542
Mike Check this out, look at appendix I,...

Mike
Check this out, look at appendix I, paragraph 8. Not sure I make total sense of it but it may be a cause of a rich mixture.
Tim Andres

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SSP-475.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,951
Posted By tim2542
I’m sure Vic is referring to the “hydraulic...

I’m sure Vic is referring to the “hydraulic assemblies” they can be removed from the lifters and swapped around, but the individual components of the assemblies can not be mixed up.
This sure smells...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By tim2542
I think you are looking for oil consumption to...

I think you are looking for oil consumption to stabilize, itís going to settle in at some number you typically see hopefully greater than 8 hrs/qt. and stops improving. Stops improving is the key....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By tim2542
Iíd suggest just a good quality epoxy paint in...

Iíd suggest just a good quality epoxy paint in gloss. Thatís all I have on my Cozy cowls and it cleans nice but needs a little scrubbing to get into the weave. Anything else you do will add weight....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,189
Posted By tim2542
Here you...

Here you go:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=36272
Post 5 has the links to Bob Nuckolls article and drawings
Tim Andres
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,189
Posted By tim2542
If you are pulling the left (impulse) mag and...

If you are pulling the left (impulse) mag and leaving the non impulse mag, you should take measures to prevent that mag from accidentally being turned ON while cranking as it will cause a kickback....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By tim2542
Is the battery still fully charged? Could be itís...

Is the battery still fully charged? Could be itís low and with the alternator working harder a defect is exposed, like a bad diode maybe.
Tim Andres
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By tim2542
Any chance you are over priming a bit? I see this...

Any chance you are over priming a bit? I see this on my plane occasionally (a Cozy). If I boost a bit too long fuel runs down and out the air filter, hits to cowl floor and I’ll smell it for several...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By tim2542
Bret I have one that was slipping, (gear to...

Bret I have one that was slipping, (gear to support) I reinstalled it with a Locktite product for issues like this and it has worked fine, hasnít slipped. Itís got a new gear on it, which really is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,330
Posted By tim2542
3 favorites from my list Ronnie Montrose ďZero...

3 favorites from my list

Ronnie Montrose ďZero GĒ: https://youtu.be/gF7kTTWAJ4E
Several other good ones for the ďspeed of soundĒ album

Stevie Ray Vaughn ďRiviera paradiseĒ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By tim2542
There you go, Iím sure thatís correct. Iím...

There you go, Iím sure thatís correct. Iím following high copper reports on my recently assembled engine, Iím pretty sure itís from the ďCopper coatĒ gasket cement I used. Wonít do that again.
Tim...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,161
Posted By tim2542
Is suggest you call a company that has installed...

Is suggest you call a company that has installed both, like SteinAir. I think you may find they have formed some opinions of both based on experience.
My experience with GRT has been great, and I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-07-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By tim2542
There is no normal or red line temp on exhaust...

There is no normal or red line temp on exhaust temps and you should not expect all 4 cylinders to run the same egt. Of course there is whatís normal for your plane. All we care about is relative to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By tim2542
Never heard it specified for the oil filter, but...

Never heard it specified for the oil filter, but there is an SI that calls for it now on the case bolts, maybe con rod bolts also but I donít recall.
Tim Andres
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