Category Archives: Engine

Both Continental and Lycoming Engine discussions

Too hot turbo charger…

During M-Class KSEE  (July 2014), we found a turbo charger on a Mirage that showed signs of being too hot.  On the same day, another Mirage made an emergency landing at KSEE with a complete turbo charger failure, including a nearly-complete … Continue reading

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Jetprop: FOD or something else?

I recently had the pleasure of helping a customer buy a Jetprop. We found a fabulous mid-90’s model with a -34 engine and they’ve been thrilled with the performance and reliability. The customer wanted to have a few other pilots … Continue reading

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Exhaust leaks…

On a really clear, perfect day for flying without a cloud in the sky, I had a flight from Cherokee County (KJSO) up to Auburn, IN (KGWB), which is about a 4 hour flight in the Malibu. I’ve flown this … Continue reading

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Oil changes and oil analysis…

Concerning oil changes…I have mine changed every 30 hours whether it is a Continental or a Lycoming engine.  As a wise old pilot once told me, “You don’t want to go too much more than that without having someone look … Continue reading

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140 KIAS…

140 KIAS is an important airspeed in the PA-46 Piston’s, but it is not an airspeed you will see listed in the POH for any particular reason.  Why 140 KIAS? It’s all about the cooling. In either a Continental or … Continue reading

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