Anticept Posted October 21, 2016 Report Share Posted October 21, 2016 Latest news:Major changes to manuals coming. Torques will no longer be in the IPC, instead it will be kept in MM consistent with the rest of aviation. Everything will be english.NGK has discontinued supplying aviation, blaming customers going to auto parts stores instead of ordering from aviation suppliers. They say they were taking the liability without the premium. The replacement plug is similar to a massive electrode aviation plug. Price unknown. This will replace the plug boots as well. Recommended life limit remains unchanged.Rotax's 6 cylinder V configuration experiment has been shelved. They had a working prototype but suppliers backed out due to liability.A new float is released. It has 3 dots. Some floats continue to sink or flake, but is extremely rare with 2 dot and 0 dot floats.For those who might want to do your own overhauls: overhaul kits are now, or will soon be, available. You're buying a factory made bottom (preassembled case and internals) and you do the inspection and dimentioning of everything that attaches to the bottom, such as pistons, cylinders, gearbox, housing, etc. Data plates are stamped, and the old core is returned for credit. It's still really expensive to do this, so we, in the field, don't expect this to be popular.Cylinder head torque procedures will change. Same method, but at the end, bolts are released and retorqued one at a time. Factory believes it has more consistent sealing.Finally: 150 NM is called out for the shaft nut on the ignition housing. It was originally 120NM. While the factory has not budged on this, numerous reports in the field show this is destroying the bearing on used housings and reducing clearance to the free wheeling gear to 0. Brand new housings do not experience this issue until after first installation and removal. It is strongly recommended to use 120NM and many distributors are ignoring the new torque because of this issue.That's the big points that I can remember. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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