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Re: Ruh-Roh

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Thomas wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 am
...How did your engine look inside in general. thomas
The engine looked pristine internally. Cam and tappets had minimal wear and no corrosion. Crankshaft bearings had minimal wear (so little that I wondered why we were replacing them) - they are cheap, and since we were in there... There was no evidence of any blow-by from the rings.

I would not open up a problem-free engine just on the basis of hours run. If I hadn't experienced the set screw issue, and my engine was performing as it did, with good compressions and oil analyses, I'd take it to TBO, or beyond.

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It’s beyond already with 16 years... but you’re right. „ Don’t touch an running system „
Thomas Bienz DA40-180 40.337 D-ENMA
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