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by joe plihal
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: D120 Showing Large Discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Re: D120 Showing Large Discharge

The issue is solved!! I called Dynon Tech Support and spoke to a very knowledgeable gentleman who sent me down the correct path. He gave me a couple of things to check and I found a bad crimp on one of the wires going to the shunt. The problem is gone and I'm thrilled.
Joe
by joe plihal
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: D120 Showing Large Discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

D120 Showing Large Discharge

I have a problem I thought I would post here and see if anyone has any insight into this. A few days ago my D120 was showing a sight discharge, I noticed that if a put more load on the alternator (turned on fuel pump, heated pitot, seat heater) the current went from showing discharge to a positive c...
by joe plihal
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 3
Views: 5875

I would also like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Also I would like to Thank those who answered my questions when I was building. I have never met anyone on these forums in person yet you folks were always there with advise and info and I appreciated it more than you know.
Joe
by joe plihal
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 8336

CJ Unfortunately it isn't. My A&P friend made it out there this morning and isn't sure so I'm putting dye in the oil and taking a look with a UV lights in hopes of being sure where is coming from.
Thanks
by joe plihal
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 8336

That is supposed to read " the leak is at the......."
by joe plihal
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 8336

CJ Yes these tubes do carry the a/f mixture. The oil leak is external and leaks right down the side of the sump. The lead is at the junction of the tube and the sump. It appears the tube is pressed into the sump but I'm not sure of that.
Joe
by joe plihal
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 8336

Oil Leak

I have a O-320 ECI with a carb and 2 mags. It have developed a significant oil leak where the intake tube for the #4 cylinder exits the oil sump. I have no idea have to address this issue. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Joe
by joe plihal
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Congratulations to Captain John on his first flight!
Replies: 52
Views: 43848

Very Nice!!! Congratulations!!!
by joe plihal
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: Sudden High Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Hi Mike
Thank You for the info. Replaced the sender and the issue went away.
Thanks Again
Joe
by joe plihal
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: Sudden High Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Hi Mike
That sounds like a great plan. Thank You for the reply.
Joe
by joe plihal
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: Sudden High Oil Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Sudden High Oil Pressure

I could sure use some input!! Engine is a O-320 ECI Kit engine, 200Hr TT, I have Dynon D 100 and D120. Started it up last night, everything seemed normal, got oil temp to 100 degrees, did notice oil pressure at about 72psi at idle, didn't think too much of it, everything else in the green and took o...
by joe plihal
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Time for a change ...
Replies: 20
Views: 19820

Thank you Spike and Patti.
Joe
by joe plihal
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

I blocked 1 inch at the top of the oil cooler and finally got to fly it yesterday. The oil temp did go to 182 and stayed there until I started down. I can't say that the #4 CHT changed much at all. It was still running 340 after take off until I level off, in this case I went to 6500' and stay there...
by joe plihal
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

Thanks for the replies...
John, since oil temp is not an issue at all I will try blocking a portion of the cooler and see what that does to the CHTs.
Brian, I found a poor crimp on the lead for the #4 EGT but have not flown it yet.
Thanks Again
Joe
by joe plihal
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

Flew the plane today with the baffle in frt of the #2 cly cut down to 1/2 inch. The CHT was lower, I was happy until coming home from a breakfast the EGT on the #4 cly climbs to over 1500 degrees. Enrichening the mixture does almost nothing, pulling back the power did lower it to 1490. The CHT on th...
by joe plihal
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

John
The oil cooler is on the left side behind the #2 and #4 cylinders. The oil temp struggles to get to 180, I have never seen 200 on the hottest days.
Joe
by joe plihal
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

Mike
Thanks for the reply. I had swapped sensor leads earlier and that wasn't the problem. I have removed the baffle and will try that, Thanks Again!
Joe
by joe plihal
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: CHTs
Replies: 14
Views: 13531

CHTs

I have never been real happy with the CHT of my #2 cylinder. The engine is a 0-320, 150hp. I have tried to seal the baffles, used RTV etc. The other cylinder do not heat up in a climb as the #2 cly does. I need to climb at 105kts to keep it about 375 degrees. The #1 and #3 cylinders are the coolest ...
by joe plihal
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 10727

With all respect in the world and please correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression the back in 1950 something when the EAA was formed the membership was open to AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS. I belong to the EAA for many reasons. It is probably the best advocate for GA and homebuilding on the pl...
by joe plihal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Congratulations to Chad Jensen
Replies: 17
Views: 13677

Congratulations Chad!!