Special Maintenance Infos  



GENERAL-- Lycoming Engine


Compression Ratio — An Explanation As It Relates To Textron Lycoming Engines

Some Definitions Of Terms

Definitions Applicable to TBO, Engine Replacement, and Engine Rebuild

Determining Engine Condition Of High Time Piston Powerplants

Detonation And Preignition

Your Engine And The Fixed Pitch Propeller

Engine Balance

Fuel Contamination

Fuel Injector or Carburetor

Information About Lycoming Approved Full-Flow Oil Filters

Maintenance Publications

Induced Engine Damage

Let’s Talk Turbocharging

Look What They Are Doing To Our Engines

Low Compression Engine-Grade 100 Aviation Fuel

Low-Time Engine May Not Mean Quality and Value

Oil Analysis

Questions Asked By The Pilots or Mechanics About Textron Lycoming Geared And Mechanically Supercharged Engines

Questions To Ask The Engine Modifier

The "Same Engine" Myth

The Unfortunate Choice

Watts - Horsepower

Welding Is Not Recommended

Nitriding -- What Is It?

What Is An Aerobatic Engine?

The Whistle Slot

OPERATION-- Lycoming Engine


Avoid Sudden Cooling of Your Engine

Basic Power Sequence

Cold Weather Operations

Hard Facts About Engine Break-In

The Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) And Fuel Management

Frequency Of Flight And Its Effect On The Engine

Importance Of The Cylinder Head Temperature

Lest We Forget - The Engine Will Not Run Without Air

Interpreting Your Engine Instruments

Landings And Takeoffs From High Elevation Airports

Leaning Textron Lycoming Engines

Considerations For Low Power Low RPM Cruise

More On Cylinder Head Temperature

A Review of Old Wives Tales

Operating The Direct Drive, Fixed Pitch Lycoming Engine

Operating Your Lycoming Engines At Takeoff And Climb

The Pilot And Turbocharging

An Explanation Of Power Settings

Operational and Maintenance Procedures To Avoid Sticking Valves

Proper Leaning At Cruise Aids Safe Flight—And Saves $ Dollars

National Transportation Safety Board Warning On Simulated Engine-Out Maneuvers

Spark Plug Fouling

Suggestions On Engine Starts

TBO Trade-Offs or Tips From Fred

Test Your Knowledge On Engines

Thieves Of Aircraft Engine Power and How to Cope With Them

Tips From The Hangar

Use Of Fuel Boost Pumps With Textron Lycoming Engines

Wet Air Effect On Engine Power

MAINTENANCE-- Lycoming Engine


Lycoming Troubleshooting Guide 


Checking And Adjusting Dry Tappet Clearance On Lycoming Engines

Air Filter Maintenance

Ask About Reference Publications Before Your Engine Is Taken Apart

The Basics Of Maintenance In General Aviation

Reciprocating Engine Break-in and Oil Consumption Limits

Cam and Tappet Wear

Compression Check As A Maintenance Aid

Importance Of The Correct Cylinder Base Nut Tightening Procedure

Keep Your Direct Drive Engine Starter Clean To Avoid Trouble

Engine Hoses

Recommendations For Aircraft Or Engine Struck By Lightning

Engine Suggestions For Operators

Exhaust System Maintenance

Fuel Injector Nozzles Have Been Improved

High Time Cylinders

Recommendation Regarding Use Of Incorrect Fuel

Installation of Counterweight Rollers

A Simple Check Of Internal Engine Timing

Maintaining Oil Levels of Wet Sump Engines

Maintenance Suggestions From The Lycoming Service Hanger

Mechanic’s Creed

Suggestions if Metal is Found in the Screens or Filter


Does Your Nose Seal Leak?

More About Oil And Your Aircraft Engine

The Oil And Your Engine

Oil and Filter Change Recommendations

Propeller Ground Strike or Sudden Stoppage Can Be Dangerous

Notes on Replacing Connecting Rods or Pistons


Safety Tip—Sealant Use

Is Your Spark Plug Connector Overtorqued?

Spark Plugs—I

Spark Plugs—II

Tips For Changing Your Spin-On Oil Filter

Some Tips On The Lycoming O-235 Engine

Top Overhaul ? ? ?

Unauthorized Additions To Your Engine Can Cause Trouble

Understanding Engine Color Codes

Why Rotate Spark Plugs