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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By tim2542
Pull the Pmags and do the check described in the...

Pull the Pmags and do the check described in the manual, that is to check the bearings for play and they turn smoothly. Iíd suggest you do it when they are hot.
Tim Andres
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By tim2542
Iíd suggest you check the restrictor as...

Iíd suggest you check the restrictor as mentioned, and also the hose for flaps or blockage. Simple test, just DC the sensor hose at the distal end, have someone crank or even fire it off for a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By tim2542
Just some thoughts: New-to-me plane so you donít...

Just some thoughts:
New-to-me plane so you donít really know the history, did you change oil brands or type, do you know what is has been running?

With a clean filter and screens, Iíd like to know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By tim2542
This is an east coast friend and me on the west...

This is an east coast friend and me on the west coast so Iím just looking at pics also. But to answer a few questions the crank was yellow tagged but donít know if itís std or not.
Further info now...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,791
Posted By tim2542
Well this ainít Lycoming appproved, but you can...

Well this ainít Lycoming appproved, but you can find seals with two kinds of springs installed inside the lip. One has hooks, the other ďscrewsĒ together, ie one end is formed into a point so it will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By tim2542
Fail mode?

Can anyone tell me the fail mode seen in this bearing? This is a friends 0-200A Continental, relatively low hours on field overhaul. The pic is the #2 bearing, #3 looks similar but better, #1 looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By tim2542
Iíd suggest fly then drain also, but any argument...

Iíd suggest fly then drain also, but any argument revolving around which methods will get the most oil out is moot, youíll leave a good quart or so of old oil in the oil cooler, hoses, galleys and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By tim2542
The EZ community treats pin holes with an ďepoxy...

The EZ community treats pin holes with an ďepoxy wipeĒ. The micro surface will have thousands of pin holes so we use West epoxy, pour it on, then try to squeegee it all back off while covering the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,168
Posted By tim2542
I donít know your typical mission, but for most...

I donít know your typical mission, but for most of us Sunday flyers I also agree with reassessing the need for an E bus. I intalled one and have never used it once or known of anyone else ever using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By tim2542
Or simply screw a mechanical gauge into the same...

Or simply screw a mechanical gauge into the same port or fitting and run the engine, then compare.
Tim Andres
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By tim2542
Kelly, do you have a source for that? Not...

Kelly, do you have a source for that? Not arguing, just want to know which is correct. Iíve seen 15.7 quoted for years, never seen a multiplyer for other CRís.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By tim2542
Once you split the case itís hard to find a place...

Once you split the case itís hard to find a place to stop, and from your questions it sounds like you have decided to do an IRAN instead of an overhaul. Thereís nothing wrong with that approach, but...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By tim2542
I don’t believe % power indications from an...

I don’t believe % power indications from an engine monitor will be accurate when LOP, at least the GRT’s use a Lycoming % power table that goes out the window when LOP.
15.7 x fuel flow / rated HP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,381
Posted By tim2542
Walt, do the Honeywell TLís use the same wiring...

Walt, do the Honeywell TLís use the same wiring nomenclature as the Carling switches Bob Nuclkles recommends? IE 2-1, 1-1 etc.
Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By tim2542
I also have used Phillips XC/50 3 times now with...

I also have used Phillips XC/50 3 times now with good luck, break in and after, but Iíd go with the mfr or rebuilder recommendation to preserve any warrenty. The basic rules are keep ground runs to...
Forum: GPS 10-15-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By tim2542
I used John Stark, he had the best price at the...

I used John Stark, he had the best price at the time on my old 430w. Be sure to call Avidyne and ask them to comp you the BT and WiFi upgrade. Edit: call for the comp before you order, not after the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By tim2542
A good borescope, spark plug and ex pipe...

A good borescope, spark plug and ex pipe inspection along with leakdown and Allenís suggested compression test may indicate only 1 or 2 cylinders need to be pulled. Glazed cylinders is seen as brown...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,294
Posted By tim2542
Does the magneto have an impulse coupler? If not...

Does the magneto have an impulse coupler? If not is the mag switch configured to prevent the mag from firing during cranking?
Tim Andres
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By tim2542
I’ll pipe in and say don’t use heater hose for...

I’ll pipe in and say don’t use heater hose for this, it’s not rated for oil and will/may swell and cause problems, as in plugged breather, mystery oil leaks, pushed out crank seals etc.
Tim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By tim2542
I used the K&N also on the advice of Casper labs,...

I used the K&N also on the advice of Casper labs, who made my adapter. Iím sure youíve cut them apart also but I was surprised at the size of the element compared to a Champ or Tempest. Itís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By tim2542
Yeah search NAPA 1515 here on VAF, lots of people...

Yeah search NAPA 1515 here on VAF, lots of people using it.
Tim Andres
Forum: GPS 08-13-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By tim2542
2 suggestions. 1 if you upgraded to WAAS, it...

2 suggestions. 1 if you upgraded to WAAS, it requires a different antenna than non WAAS. Probably you know this. Not well know is the minimum antenna cable length, yeah minimum. They require a...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,135
Posted By tim2542
Gotta agree with this and Scottís post as well. I...

Gotta agree with this and Scottís post as well. I was taught long ago how to put a voltmeter in parallel with a cranking circuit to indirectly measure the resistance on both the ground side and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By tim2542
Yep, those things will scare you but they work...

Yep, those things will scare you but they work fantastic without damaging the paint.
Tim Andres
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By tim2542
I would just add if your first flight is before...

I would just add if your first flight is before 12-31 you get to pay for the whole year not pro rated. In my county, (Tehama) first flight date was honored, but they seemed to become aware of it...
Forum: ADS-B 08-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,478
Posted By tim2542
Cleaned my hangar up this week and wondered what...

Cleaned my hangar up this week and wondered what to do with my old 600EXP? Toss it? Is it worth anything?
Tim Andres

Edit, sorry you got burned, I guess a lot of us did, at least I got some use...
Forum: California 07-28-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By tim2542
I was up there, retired CalFire and filling in...

I was up there, retired CalFire and filling in for them while some their operators went to the funeral for the other dozer operator fatality from last week. Initial attack until Wednesday 0200 when...
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By tim2542
FYI Garmin does have a minimum length for the...

FYI Garmin does have a minimum length for the antenna coax, itís for attenuation purposes, they require 3 to 7 dB. Page 3-10 in the install manual. It was pretty long as I recall.

Tim Andres
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By tim2542
#3 doesnít look bad, almost normal to have a few...

#3 doesnít look bad, almost normal to have a few minor scratches like that, probably injested some dirt or grit and cleared itself. #1 however looks like classic scoring to me. Perhaps from a cold...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,139
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, 02:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,927
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,865
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,563
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
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, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,270
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,270
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,270
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,708
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
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, 11:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,740
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,940
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,708
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,708
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,708
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
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: 1,926
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: 633
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: 147
Views: 36,210
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...
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