Category: Engine

A few more pre-inspection tasks

Friday afternoon I went to the hangar and put some gas back into the passenger wing so I could check for leaks on Saturday. I was pleased to open the hangar Saturday morning and not see any spills on the…

More Odds and Ends

It is a four day weekend for me but that isn’t as useful as it sounds as the high temps are in the low 110s (low 40s for my metric cousins) and the hangar is close to 100 by 11am……

Engine Compartment Finish Up

I got home Friday to see a nice collection of parcels containing all the things I needed to finish up the engine bay. It’s getting a tad warm out here – highs have been in the 119 area – so…

Couple of engine tests

One of the things needed for the inspection is a fuel flow test and, looking through the inspection checklist I was given, a compression test. The compression test is supposed to be what they call a differential test where you…

Cowling Enhancements and Door Trimming

I took Friday off as I wanted to be home Thursday evening for my wife’s birthday dinner. This means four straight days to put this puppy to bed. We shall see…. When we left off last weekend, the doors needed…