Just wanted to add a note about what's happening with my airplane. On my last flight I decided to ground my airplane because of the engine using too much oil and fouling the # 4 cylinder. I pulled the engine off and brought it home to work on.

This past week I was able to finally get time to get it apart. The # 4 oil ring was missing about 1/3 of it, other wise engine is in good but worn out shape. As far repairs, looks like I can get all new bearing, rings and gaskets and be good for flying. I have a friend in the local EAA chapter who is an engine builder to guide me along so I am hoping to be flying again before the new year.

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Comment by Jake Reyna on November 3, 2009 at 12:29pm
Looks like a O-200 based on one of his photos and a earlier blog post.
Comment by Mark Ertz on November 2, 2009 at 8:31pm
Hey Glenn, Can you tell us more about engine manufacture, data, hours, etc..,
Comment by Zenith.Aero on November 2, 2009 at 7:58am
What engine, number of hours, etc. ?
Comment by Vergoz Max on November 1, 2009 at 9:45pm
Hi... i'm a 40 years mechanic... why a part of ring missing and where is it ???? and no stripe in cylinders ??? !!!
How strange it is !!!.... you said strange ???

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