Squawk Box

November 2013 Issue

Engine Issues

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

After only 26 hours of operation after new parts were installed, this magneto quit producing spark. Troubleshooting found the point timing had drifted off and was impossible to reset within manual limits. The plastic cam follower was found worn or melted. New parts were installed and functionally checked good. Engine is a Continental IO-360-A, installed in a Maule M-4-210 Part Total Time: 26.0 hours

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