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01-16-2006 04:38 AM  13 years ago
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paul.m

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Engine maintenance
Hi all,

I have to take my engine out of my heli to install a magnet for the governor that I am going to install this week. I am still fairly new to flying and I am wondering what engine maintenance I could do while I have the engine out. The engine is running great so is there anything that I should be doing to help keep it that way. I did a search for answers but nothing really came up

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Paul
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01-16-2006 05:27 AM  13 years ago
Tron

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Nothing really you need to do if it is running fine. I would take the opportunity to clean the exterior a bit, check the throttle arm and ball link is secure (should have been locktite on assembly), and make sure you don't get any foreign debris down the carb opening. Depending on how often you fly (the storage time between flights), you could also use this opportunity to squirt some after run oil down the carb opening and turn the engine over by had a few times. The extra oil can't hurt things.
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01-16-2006 02:40 PM  13 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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If it aint broke don't fix it!Andy
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01-16-2006 03:03 PM  13 years ago
airdodger

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Ditto:, Barracudahockey ChrisChris
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01-16-2006 04:57 PM  13 years ago
Rcer22

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If it aint broke don't fix it!
Truer words have never been spoken!! You could take the opportunity to crack all the bolts on the engine.
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01-16-2006 06:21 PM  13 years ago
nivlek

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Just check that the head and backplate bolts are tight .At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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01-16-2006 06:58 PM  13 years ago
All or Nothing

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I wouldn't touch it. Never touch something that works fine. There isn't really much to these motors. I would leave it alone and re-install it.Here for a good time, not a long time!
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01-16-2006 08:49 PM  13 years ago
rob10000

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I agree that you don't want to mess around with it too much, but I usually retorque the cylinder head on motors when I remove them.
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01-17-2006 01:59 AM  13 years ago
paul.m

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Thanks guys. I was origionally going to take the "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" approach to this engine, but i figured that it couldn't hurt to ask for advise first. I will check and retorque the backplate bolts if needed.

Again thanks for all the help.

Paul
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