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Worn baffle

Post by Vlad »

Just discovered a worn baffle on cylinder #4. It passed previous condition inspection and now couple hundred hours later I have this. How would you fix it? To replace the whole baffle is a PITA the oil cooler sits on it. Would be a patch a good idea in this highly vibratory corner?


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Re: Worn baffle

Post by bullojm1 »


Impressive "badge of honor"! I don't see why you couldn't replace the worn piece with some 6061-T6. I would just make a lap-joint and use countersunk 3/32" rivets. You might want to double-check with A&P Mitch for a second much more qualified opinion. :grin:
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Re: Worn baffle

Post by painless »

I concur with the honorable Mr Bullock. Patch in a piece to replace the baffle's flange.
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Re: Worn baffle

Post by paulie »

Doubler. Use flush rivets.

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