Palle Posted February 1, 2012 Report Share Posted February 1, 2012 In the February 2012 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine, Mike Busch on page 52 discredit the TBO concept. Instead he recommends to use condition-monitoring tools to determine when it is time for overhaul. These tools include oil filter visual inspection and electron microscopy scanning, spectrographic oil analysis, digital engine monitor data analysis, borescope inspection, differential compression test, visual crankcase and cylinder inspection, oil consumption and oil pressure trend analysis. His reasoning is that engine life has little to do with engine hours in service but instead with corrosive exposure during periods of disuse and operator abuse such as cold starts and improper powerplant management. Any comments on this theory? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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