Stephen R. Smith's Blog – June 2009 Archive (1)

Jabiru is getting tired

My Jabiru 3300 has about 540 hours on it. Its second annual inspection revealed very low compression on the number 5 cylinder. The exhaust valve was burned. The valve seat was OK. The new valve cost about $50 with gaskets and o-rings. All parts were in stock at Jabiru Pacific. Jim over-nighted the parts to me. The repair was easy and the plane is back in the air. Today it flew 635 miles and runs well again.

One worry; the engine has slowly been increasing its oil consumption. It… Continue

Added by Stephen R. Smith on June 1, 2009 at 12:19am — 6 Comments

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