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Old 08-28-2018, 09:42 AM
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Paul, After using 100LL, change not only oil and filter, but open the oil tank and clean it thoroughly. You'll be shocked at how much lead is deposited there.

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Thanks Jim, good suggestions. I did clean my oil tank after the 40 hours of 100LL, there was not too much accumulation, but there was definitely some sludge starting to form at the bottom of the tank. Thanks for the link, the Western US is pretty sparse for mogas coverage, but it's getting better! Paul
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:19 AM
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Sludge may be a problem with high 100LL usage but from my experience not for occasional use and typical X-countries .

I just cleaned my oil tank for the first time at 260 hours and it was as clean as installed with no lead or deposits of any kind. I change oil at 50 hours with under 30% 100LL usage with decalin. The recent change included 15 hours of use for Oshkosh travel. Likewise I've never seen lead deposits on the plugs. From what I've seen it does not appear to be a problem with the 30% usage when using the proper oil and decalin.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:41 PM
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Paul & others - please recommend brand name of the gasoline bags that you carry in your 12. Thanks, Ed Eliot
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:06 PM
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Default Fantastic video and write up! 😎👍🏻

Going to OSH in a 12 is really fun! Thank you for sharing too.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:49 PM
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Great video! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:11 PM
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Here is a link to the gas bags:
http://www.airframesalaska.com/Liqui...g-p/5.2bag.htm

They work pretty well. I keep mine inside a large ZipLock style bag to contain gas fumes. I also fit o rings on the caps rather than the square seals provided.

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Old 08-28-2018, 08:32 PM
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Thanks again for the nice comments, glad people are enjoying the video. Also, great comments and ideas about leaded avgas vs. unleaded mogas. My main point was the RV-12 was very impressive overall, for a mission like that. Also, if you are running a steady diet of 100LL, be sure to accelerate the maintenance schedule because there is a difference!!
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:55 PM
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Paul & others - please recommend brand name of the gasoline bags that you carry in your 12. Thanks, Ed Eliot
I take a couple of these with me: http://www.liquidcontainment.com.au/...n#.W4YK4OSQwSs

I believe they're available in the USA as well.
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