7 February 2017—22 March 2017

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LYCOMING IO360 – ATA 7414 MAGNETO/DISTRIBUTOR – SPRING – BROKEN. DR 611749703
Aircraft running rough on L/H Magneto, Impulse coupling spring found broken. Magneto Overhauled, including spring replacement.

CONTINENTAL IO520 A – ATA 7313 FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE – NOZZLE – BLOCKED. DR 611749721
PIREP: Excessive vibration in flight, back firing on ground during taxi. No. 3 cylinder fuel injector nozzle blocked. Injector nozzle cleaned. Fuel contamination check of filters carried out. Nil contamination found. Aircraft returned to service.

LYCOMING TIO540 J2BD – ATA 8550 RECIPROCATING ENGINE INTERNAL OIL SYSTEM – VERNATHERM – BROKEN. DR 611749750
R/H Engine reported higher than normal oil temperature. R/H Vernatherm removed, retention spring found broken. Fault confirmed.

LYCOMING O320 A – ATA 8500 ENGINE RECIPROCATING – PISTON ENGINE – POWER LOSS. DR 611749770
Partial Engine Failure, RPM gradually reduced in flight after attempting to increase power. The maximum RPM available was 2100 RPM aircraft only able to climb 100-200 ft. / min. No 3 Cylinder both spark plugs u/s. 2 new plugs fitted. Ground runs and check flights c/o NFF.

CONTINENTAL IO520 A – ATA 8500 ENGINE RECIPROCATING – PISTON ENGINE – ROUGH RUNNING. DR 611749780
Minor engine rough running noticed on climb, normal for level flight and descent. Nil faults found. Water drains and extensive ground runs carried out. NFF, aircraft returned to service.

LYCOMING O235 L2C – ATA 8500 ENGINE RECIPROCATING – CAMSHAFT – Defective. DR 611749787
Pilot reported reduced power on climb. Ground run c/o by LAME, lower RPM noted at full throttle. Compression test c/o satisfactory. External ins of engine c/o satisfactory. Oil filter inspected, small amount of metal contamination found. Suspected camshaft is the root cause. Engine declared u/s and replacement engine is being sourced.

CONTINENTAL IO470 K – ATA 8530 RECIPROCATING ENGINE CYLINDER SECTION – CYLINDER – FAILED. DR 611749815
One cylinder found with low compression, suspected detonation damage.

LYCOMING O320 A – ATA 8500 ENGINE RECIPROCATING – PISTON ENGINE – OIL PRESSURE LOSS. DR 611749822
Student pilot diverted and landed due to a low pressure indication of 25psi.

LYCOMING TIO540 V2AD - ATA 8530 RECIPROCATING ENGINE CYLINDER SECTION - PISTON ENGINE - LOW COMPRESSION. Engine rough running. No compression in cylinder # 4.LYCOMING TIO540 V2AD – ATA 8530 RECIPROCATING ENGINE CYLINDER SECTION – PISTON ENGINE – LOW COMPRESSION. DR 611749841 (photo above)
Engine rough running. No compression in cylinder # 4.

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