Bob -



After seeing the pictures I'm awfully glad you made it to the ground safely.



Let me know if I can be of any help. My bother at MJX is also available if
needed.



Jack

Sundowner - N6363U







-----Original Message-----
From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of bpalamara1
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 1:35 PM
To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [musketeermail] Re: Sun & Fun - Almost




Posted pictures today at the BAC Website under 9707L. This link
should work.

http://www.beechaeroclub.org/index.php?
module=photoshare&func=viewallfolders&fid= 36

I guess a lot more would have been found pulling the valve covers
than a perfect compression test. One would have to question the real
value of a compression test.

Bob

--- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "bpalamara1" <bpalamara@c...>
wrote:
>
> Left last Thursday for Sun & Fum. Had a few days of work then off
to
> Lakeland. Unfortunately the engine started missing and vibrating
> along with difficulty maintaining altitude over North Carolina
about
> 4.5 hours int the trip. As it was dusk and going IMC with storms
and
> a Tornado in Florida I decided to make a u-turn and set down at
> Myrtle Beach. Just 10 hours out of Annual with no squaks in the
> engine I assumed it wouldn't be much. (Penn Yan had overhauled the
> engine 4.5 years ago with their cerminil cylinders total time about
> 450 hours)
>
> I left the plane there and rented a car for the trip and was
> surprised the next afternoon to find 3 exhaust valve guides bad one
> so bad that the valve had moved enough for the keepers to come out
> and burn that piston. Luckily it wasn't more of an issue or I
maight
> have made the news. When at Sun & Fun I looked into cylinder
options
> for the IO 360 Angle Valve Heads. Unfortunately there is only one
> source - Lycoming and since they have a monopoly they retail for
> $1840 each with retail about $1650 each. I called Penn Yan and
they
> told me I was out of warranty by several months which I didn't
> accept. I have been getting high oil sample readings for over a
year
> and everyone chalked it up to Cerminil Cylinders so I dumbly flew
> along because compression remained at 80/80 and would still make
that
> after the failure. I called back to Penn Yan and spoke to the
Owner
> Bill who assured me that they were going to "take care of my
> problem". I gave him my credit card and 4 new Lycoming cylinder
kits
> were sent to the FBO where the engine is. He told me that as soon
as
> he gets his cylinders back he will let me know their level of
> participation in a bill that will be about $10,000. There were 2
> cracked valve guides one burnt piston and a third with excessive
> wear. I've heard nothing but good about this company and I will
keep
> all informed how they stand up on the back end.
>
> By the way, I proudly wore my BAC Founding Members hat at Sun & Fun
> but saw no other members under the tree. It was my first but not
my
> last to a great show. I will post some pictures on the BAC website
I
> took of my cylinders. I sent the oil cooler out for a flush due to
> metal in the system and also installing new spark plugs in the new
> kits.
>
> Bob Palamara
> '72 Sierra
> 9707L





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