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

My Jabiru 3300 is undergoing a major overhaul

At 600 hours I am replacing all 6 pistons, cylinders and rod bearings. The heads are being overhauled.

My engine is almost 3 years old and has been flying for 26 months. It is serial number 33A 1256.

A few months ago I replaced a burned valve. Recently oil consumption has been going way up. Last Saturday the engine used 2 quarts in 5 hours. It was time to find out why.

When I did my annual a few months ago I performed a leak down compression check. All cylinders… Continue

Added by Stephen R. Smith on September 10, 2009 at 12:58am — 9 Comments

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