Just wanted to add a note about what's happening with my airplane. On my last flight I decided to ground my airplane because of the engine using too much oil and fouling the # 4 cylinder. I pulled the engine off and brought it home to work on.

This past week I was able to finally get time to get it apart. The # 4 oil ring was missing about 1/3 of it, other wise engine is in good but worn out shape. As far repairs, looks like I can get all new bearing, rings and gaskets and be good for flying. I have a friend in the local EAA chapter who is an engine builder to guide me along so I am hoping to be flying again before the new year.

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Comment by Jake Reyna on November 3, 2009 at 12:29pm
Looks like a O-200 based on one of his photos and a earlier blog post.
Comment by Mark Ertz on November 2, 2009 at 8:31pm
Hey Glenn, Can you tell us more about engine manufacture, data, hours, etc..,
Comment by Zenith.Aero on November 2, 2009 at 7:58am
What engine, number of hours, etc. ?
Comment by Vergoz Max on November 1, 2009 at 9:45pm
Hi... i'm a 40 years mechanic... why a part of ring missing and where is it ???? and no stripe in cylinders ??? !!!
How strange it is !!!.... you said strange ???
Max
Comment by Brad DeMeo on November 1, 2009 at 10:26am
How many hours do you have on the engine?

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