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    YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Hi All
    Thanks to all who helped on my loose header problem. I am now having a huge oil down problem. By the end of a day of flying everthing from the prop back plate back is covered in a very thick clear oil! Even the wheel pants are covered! Unless the oil is coming from the front crankshaft bearing I don'y know how it would oil down the whole engine bay and cheek cowl. The oil is very clean and clear in color so I do not feel it is exhaust residue!! Any ideas welcome. I did notice in parts break down that there was a seperate oil seal behind the front bearing. Could a bad seal put out enough oil in five flights to completely cover the entire bottom of the fuse.?

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    check the spark plug, it could be loose or broken, also change all fuel lines.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Tuny
    I will check both but engine is running very strong and has excellent compression.
    Thanks for the reply as I had not checked either.
    Dick

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Dick,

    Could this residue be coming from your vent line ?

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Head Gasket.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Head gasket + 1 [8D]
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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Head gasket +2

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    I think if the engine is running well and the compression is good then I would be looking for leaks in the fuel system. I recently had a broken plug where the insulator had cracked and this sprayed loads of slightly coloured fuel / oil out. Took me ages to track; the fact that it was slightly discoloured suggested an exhaust related issue. I believe you say that this is not the case with your problem? Hence anything pre-injection would be suspect including the one way valve and the rocker box cover. Look also for missing / loose screws. Finally if you still can't track it then try siliconing up the joints for a quick test to see if you have poorly mating parts.

    Hope this helps

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Peter
    The vent line exits at the landing gear area way back of the engine. Don't know how oil would get to engine from there?
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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Joe, Jon, & Vince

    If it was the head gasket the oil residue should be discolored I would think? The engine runs very strong and has good compression. I have a compression gage so I will check to make sure compression is where it should be.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Keith
    This is a new engine and all new fuel tubing but good idea to replace all to be sure this is not the problem.
    I have already checked the valve cover gasket for tightness and this engine does not use an external check valve. I will check the plug and head bolts.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Hi Dick,

    When I mention the one way valve, I'm referring to the black plastic valve that sits on top of the injector. This has a vent to atmosphere which sometimes leaks, but is unlikely to leak a lot unless faulty. Look also at the six backplate bolts.

    Best wishes

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    In the non CDI version the oil residue is very clean. I am not sure about the CDI. Again the chances of head gasket is very high since we have seen it many times.

    Good luck,

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Hey Keith

    Will do.

    Thanks
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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    OK Vince, I will check the head carefully. Did your engine run strong when you had this problem?

    Dick

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    How about cleaning the entire area & surroundings thoroughly then running the engine (with belly pan of off) for a very short period. Then inspect closely for the first signs of a leak.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Dick.... With a head gasket leak, the engine will still run strong. Look at the head closely while turning the prop up against compression. You can usually see a few bubbles leaking around the head if you look closely.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Yes. It was difficult to notice any change in power.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Hey Glenn

    Will do if I can not find any issues from what I have learned here. There is enough oil that I should be able to see where it is coming from!!
    I talked to Richard Verano today and he feels pretty sure it's probably a loose head. I will check that and a number of other things people have suggested. I am sure I will find it as this is not a small problem. Richard also gave me some good advice on how to prime the engine on the first flight of the day. Much harder to prime this puppy than the old style 140's.
    Thanks for the reply.

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Will do Joe.
    Thanks

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem


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    Keith
    This is a new engine and all new fuel tubing but good idea to replace all to be sure this is not the problem.
    I have already checked the valve cover gasket for tightness and this engine does not use an external check valve. I will check the plug and head bolts.
    Dick,

    Even though your valve cover may be tight there may be a slight high spot on the surface thus allowing air/fuel to escape. Take the valve cover off and remove the gasket and sand it on some 600-800 sandpaper until you get it shiny all over - then clean it in alcohol and put it back with a new gasket.
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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Hey Derek
    I took the cover off and it appeared to have imprinted the gasket pretty evenly.
    I will remove it again and make sure it is even. I have done this before by laying the sand paper on glass and then moving the mating suface over it until it's all shinny.
    Thanks
    Dick

    PS to all
    Head bolts were tight but I turned the cap on the black plastic valve on top over a half turn in thr process of tighting it! It took an hour to get everything "clean." Next step will be to run the engine exposed to try and see the leak visually. Stay tuned!!

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    RE: YS 170 DZ CDI new problem

    Check your front push rod cover O rings.
    I had the same problem one of the top O rings broke.
    Good luck.


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