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Old 02-25-2020, 11:03 PM
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Seth: congrats, beautiful RV-8!

What a coincidence; I just happened to be airport bumming at BFI (bought some engine oil down at National Aircraft Supply) yesterday morning and noticed a nice RV-8 at the north tiedown area I hadn't seen before. Parked briefly by the security gate to check her out. Now, here on VAF, I'm reading the whole awesome story!

Enjoy your new ride, hope to see you around the patch.

Doug
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Thanks Doug, come say hi next time we’re both there!

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Old 02-25-2020, 11:06 PM
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Seth,

Looks like a nice RV-8. Congrats! The RV-8 is a great airplane. You'll love it.

I noticed in one of the photos that the Oil Pressure was showing 38 PSI at 25" MP/2560 RPM. If the reading is correct, it is quite low and below Lycoming's minimum of 55 PSI for Normal Operation for the O-360.

But, the 38 PSI reading is about centered in the Green Band on the EMS, which is odd if it was really 38 PSI. That may be a clue that the EMS reading is off (miss-set in the settings somewhere) by some factor, like 2 (as well as the color bands). 38 PSI X 2 = 76 PSI, which would be a normal reading.

Hopefully there is a simple explanation.

Thanks, Carl, I’ll keep an eye on this.

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Old 02-26-2020, 01:58 PM
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Thanks, Carl, I’ll keep an eye on this.

Seth
That is something you probably want to sort out. Here is a link to the Lycoming Operator’s Manual for the O-360 Series engines for reference. See top of page 3-12 for OP limits.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:49 PM
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Thanks again, Carl. Got a good explanation from previous owner. We are in good shape. Much appreciated!
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