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Old 08-30-2021, 10:44 AM
BH1166 BH1166 is offline
 
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Default 4 year dribble

I’ve owned my 30 year old 6A for 4 years. Whenever I remove the cowl, I usually find a drop on multiple screw heads as noted in the picture. I also find some of the screws slightly loose. The droplets seems to be a mixture of oil and concentrated fuel dye…..very very dark blue. Pump replaced with Tempest brand at 606 hrs, now at 1148 hrs.

Questions: just tighten the screw(s) and move on, it happens/not a symptom of bigger issue? Is there a torque value I should be using ?

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Old 08-30-2021, 01:46 PM
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Default Same Issue

Same thing here with a brand new Tempest pump when I bought my Titan engine a few years ago.

Tempest reluctantly replaced the pump under warranty, but I sold the replacement pump prior to installing it and bought a Lycoming branded pump. The Lyc has been dry and trouble-free.
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:36 AM
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Default LOOSE SCREWS

ARE THERE LOCK WASHERS UNDER SCREW HEADS?
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:41 AM
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ARE THERE LOCK WASHERS UNDER SCREW HEADS?
I’m not sure, but found a 2018 picture I took. Don’t think what I see are lock washers. I do see a droplet on a screw head….my concern. I think I’ve seen pictures online with lock washers A1AVIATON47 ? Hmmmmm….might be what’s needed.
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