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    Hi Niklas look at Univair, they have an STC AND...

    Hi Niklas look at Univair, they have an STC AND engine mount for a 320 and Iím looking into this myself :)


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    O235-C piston ring kits

    Can anyone please suggest a supplier for an O235-C piston ring kit thatís at a reasonable price please? I found one kit, but the $1500+ price rather put me of!!!!

    Thanks!!

    Phil


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    I thought the big difference between the C and...

    I thought the big difference between the C and other models was the number of piston rings and possibly the cylinders? There's certainly a massive difference in the cost of C piston rings vs the...
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    Wow!!!! So going from the 100hp C to the...

    Wow!!!! So going from the 100hp C to the 108/115hp C1 made no discernible difference?!! This is really hot news to me, as I'm struggling with what to do engine wise, I have a C and debating whether...
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    Sounds BRILL :)

    Sounds BRILL :)
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    Hi Ken, did you ever get a response to this? I'm...

    Hi Ken, did you ever get a response to this? I'm thinking of doing this STC too on my 12 :)

    Thanks

    P
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    It's on 1651.4 hours now, I've found the revised...

    It's on 1651.4 hours now, I've found the revised Lycoming TBO time of 2400 hours, but I don't know if my engine has the increased strength pistons, so I'm assuming not and therefore do you know the...
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    And this is the key point, do I stay with the oil...

    And this is the key point, do I stay with the oil tight O235C or do the O320 upgrade. Iím ok with the O235 performance, as thatís what it is in its current original format, but donít like the oil...
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    BRILLIANT!!! Thank you!!! Thatís a real...

    BRILLIANT!!! Thank you!!! Thatís a real encouragement!!! :)


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    Yes, this pretty much sums up how I feel!! The...

    Yes, this pretty much sums up how I feel!! The engine starts and runs well and the RoC is ok, not sparkling but ok, itís just that the oil leaks bug me!!

    When overhauled, can the leaks be minimal...
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    Oil tight O235-C?

    I really want to be able to open the cowlings and see them clean and free of oil!! Has anyone succeeded in getting an O235-C completely oil leak free? If yes, Iíve got something to aim for and aspire...
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    I hadnít really considered going straight to an...

    I hadnít really considered going straight to an O360, as jumping from probably <100 to 180 hp seems a huge jump, but having said that Iíve got maybe 50 hours behind a 360 (carb) in a PA-18 when...
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    Shame it's not a Garmin 295 upgrade route, would...

    Shame it's not a Garmin 295 upgrade route, would be a lot less than the Lycoming route :)

    Wow, if 130 to 160 HP is very noticeable, something less than 100 to 150/160 is going to be a step...
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    Is the O295 some sort of update to an O290? I...

    Is the O295 some sort of update to an O290? I haven't heard of this engine, but I do know (have heard) that O290 spares are difficult to get hold of, if not, the 130/140 HP would have been very...
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    O235-C to O320 upgrade

    Hi, I'm sure there must be threads on doing this conversion (particularly in a 12) but I've tried a load of different search terms and haven't found one!! Can anyone point me at one (them?) please?...
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    Update on the update :) We made a shim to go...

    Update on the update :)

    We made a shim to go between the tailwheel spring and the bottom of the fuselage, where held on by the U bolt. About 1/4" thick and this increased the spring height which...
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    I've got one and it looks like a Univair reprint...

    I've got one and it looks like a Univair reprint of the original Piper book. It's 15 pages and covers:

    Description
    Specification
    Operating Procedures
    Operating Limitations
    Service Hints

    as...
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  19. Fingers crossed the new ones fit! Are they glass...

    Fingers crossed the new ones fit! Are they glass or perspex?

    Slightly off tack but related...... landed my 12 on Monday with the left window slid open, used a left rudder sideslip to slip off some...
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    I did a 90 minute flight on Sunday and when I...

    I did a 90 minute flight on Sunday and when I opened the cowling, there was loads of oil spatter again :( I checked the torque again and ALL the bolts had loosened off significantly (torqued...
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    HOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!

    HOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!
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    Thank you!! They all look to have the same...

    Thank you!!

    They all look to have the same height of drilled plate, so I guess the way to go to make the drilled hole higher from the TW steering arm would be to order the correct overall length...
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    What is this called?!!!

    Can anyone please tell me the correct name for the fitting that's bolted through and sticking up from the Tailwheel steering arms in this pic please? I'd like to order some for my TW and Rudder...
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    Yes, my plan was to try a retorque with my new...

    Yes, my plan was to try a retorque with my new torque wrench (which worked beautifully!! - Bike Hut 2-20 NM) and test and if still spattering remove the covers and silicone gaskets and clean and...
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    Checked and retorqued all the valve cover bolts...

    Checked and retorqued all the valve cover bolts to 20 pound inches, test flew for 3 short flights and greatly reduced spatter :)


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