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Old 04-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Engine that has not been run in years

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Hi, I haven't ran my engine in my trainer for years. I did put after run oil in it after the last use. I want to start flying again and was wondering what should I do to the engine.

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Engine that has not been run in years

If its been kept clean and not covered in dust, dirt etc. I would give it a good visual check, make sure everything is moving as it should, look into the carb barrel w/ a light, check for rust. You can take it apart if your comfortable doing that, if not, don't take it apart.
Give it a drop or two, after run oil, in the glow plug hole, (REPLACE the glow plug! w/ a new one ) & also a drop or two in the the throttle barrel. Work it by hand for 5 min or so ( no glow plug in place ) make sure it turns nicely. The seals may have dried up and gone brittle. Fill it w/ glow fuel, I mean fully drown it in a dish or something. Let it sit overnight or at least for a few hours. Then completly empty it, dry & clean it up. Install new plug and replace ALL fuel lines with new, don't forget the line between the carb and remote neddle, if it is that type. Also replace the the lines inside the tank. Check the tank for sludge, dirt etc.
Give the tank a good cleaning while you have it open.

Give her a try, & see what happens. Watch for leaks at the front seal. Put it through its paces, see how it runs.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Re: Engine that has not been run in years


If you are using the same fuel tank you will likely need a new shopper in the tank.
The old one is probably loose and needs to be tightened.

Do not use a new glow plug in your engine when it is full of old oil.
If the old plug will work, use it until the engine is running normally.
Now you can put the new plug in and it will perform propely and last longer.

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