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Thread: [acro] Partial power loss followed by forced/p ...
Message: Re: [acro] Partial power loss followed by forced/precautionary landing???????
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From: Farrell Woods <ftw at adelphia.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 04:28:31 UTC
Rasch, Hellmut wrote: > Is it possible that it was a stuck valve? Would a stuck valve be > accompanied by a change in engine noise? It seems to have cleared > itself. Obviously further investigation is in order and I intend to go > through it with a fine tooth comb. Just looking for opinions. You said O-360, not IO- or maybe AEIO-360? If you're engine actually is injected, pull the injectors and look for blockage. You should be able to see through them: they're nothing but precisely-sized orifices. If you see one that's clogged, you can try soaking it in Hoppes #9 gunpowder solvent. Do NOT push safety wire through the hole, you'll ruin the injector. Let the thing soak for several minutes, maybe up to a half-hour if you have other stuff to do. Blow it out with some air (buy a can at an office supply store if you don't have shop air handy). The hole should look nice and round; all four should be the same size. You can get Hoppes #9 at Wal-Mart, in the gun section. -- Farrell