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behindpropellers
05-18-2018, 10:10 AM
After installing an overhauled starter adapter and fuel pump in our IO-520A we are getting some brass in the filter. This is after approximately 5 hours of initial ground run setup for the fuel system and initial test flights. None of the metal particles are large, just very fine specks. When I check the sample with a magnet I didn't get hardly anything.

I'm sending the sample out for analysis. My plan is to run it for a few more hours on this new filter and oil and then check the filter again.

Looking for some advice from the Big Bore continental experts.

Tim

PIPER J5.5
05-19-2018, 12:29 AM
Why on earth would you run a air cooled engine for 5 hours on the ground and plan on running a few more hours after that?

I have flown a turbo 210 for the last 20 years and I donít like running them on the ground any longer than I have to.

OLDCROWE
05-19-2018, 06:07 AM
Why on earth would you run a air cooled engine for 5 hours on the ground and plan on running a few more hours after that?

I have flown a turbo 210 for the last 20 years and I don’t like running them on the ground any longer than I have to.
Reading is fundamental... “and initial flight tests”

flynlow
05-20-2018, 05:40 PM
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Piston%20Pin%20Plug%20Wear%20Inspection.pdf

Charlie Longley
05-09-2019, 08:44 AM
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Piston%20Pin%20Plug%20Wear%20Inspection.pdf
You know he was talking about a Continental right?

supercub1999
05-09-2019, 10:40 AM
Is it a Skytec starter? I have heard they dont get along well with Continental starter adapters www.csobeech.com/files/BOB-1015.pdf

supercub1999
05-09-2019, 12:20 PM
https://mooneyspace.com/topic/18921-skytec-starters-on-io-550-run-with-synthetic-blend-oils-a-bad-combination/

aktango58
05-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Errrrr, I hate starter adapters!

Brass? bearings? misaligned starter adapter bearing?

mike mcs repair
05-09-2019, 09:51 PM
Errrrr, I hate starter adapters!



amen!