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Episode Info: Free Training: airplaneownermaintenance.com/exhaustvalves Here are two of the many pictures of exhaust valves that are in the free training guide I’m offering to you, “Exhaust Valve Borescope Inspections.” Would you know what to do if you saw this? Get the free training guide and read about what’s going on with this exhaust valve from a Turbo-normalized A36 Bonanza. Here’s another one: This exhaust valve is actually in a Lycoming IO-360 engine. After seeing this, I’m a firm believer in doing borescope inspections with every annual, not just for Continental engines, but for Lycoming and Franklin engines as well. These two exhaust valves and many more, along with explanations, are included in the free borescoping guide. Here’s the link to subscribe to this free training: airplaneownermaintenance.com/exhaustvalves Please take advantage of this free offer, and if you find it helpful, please share the link wherever you feel is appropriate. ——————————————————————————————————————- Also in this week’s podcast, I’m sharing some information about magneto contact points. Like exhaust valves, this is an item that is normally hidden unless effort is made to see it. When I saw these contact points, I was reminded of how important it is to do 500 hour inspections on magnetos. This magneto has approximately 1100 hours on it, and the contact points are in poor condition… startling condition actually. Look at the right side, and then we’ll zoom in on the next picture. Notice the very dirty contact points. Very nasty… not sure how much longer this magneto would have run.Bottom line lesson here: For safe and reliable operation, magnetos need regular maintenance, and the 500 hour inspection recommendation is there for a good reason. My favorite magneto shop is Aircraft Ignition Services, LLC in Honey Grove, Texas, just outside of Dallas. This is a fantastic shop run by Kevin and Leah Herrington. Everything about their work is top notch. The work is excellent and the ongoing support and service is the best I’ve seen. Here’s their website. Take a look, and give ’em a call if you need any magneto work. http://aircraftignitionservices.com This is exactly where this magneto will be going, for 500 hour inspection and any necessary repairs. ——————————————————————————————————————- Don’t forget to grab the free Exhaust Valve Borescoping guide here: airplaneownermaintenance.com/exhaustvalves ...
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