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Repaired Exhaust System Reinstalled
Authored by: Kevin Horton onThursday, September 08 2011 @ 07:29 AM EDT
Mark - Thanks for the advice. I have wondered about that
seal. It seems pretty hard to get at that area to clean and
check for oil with the prop installed. Were you able to
figure out it was the crank seal without removing the
prop? Constant speed props are a bit of a bear to remove
and reinstall.

Kevin Horton
Repaired Exhaust System Reinstalled
Authored by: rv8bldr onThursday, September 08 2011 @ 02:56 PM EDT
Yes, I could tell without removing the prop. That being
said, I have a Catto fixed pitch and it is about a 5 minute
job to remove. Sorry :-)

IIRC, there was oil around the front of the seal and it even
ran down the bottom of the crankcase. Not very much, mind
you. In fact, I never saw drips on the ground, but I would
get an oil burning smell a couple minutes after starting
which would go away after 30 seconds or so. I traced the
drips on the exhaust up the front of the crankcase after I
removed the cowl. This all happened between oil changes, so
I hadn't had the cowl off in the interim.

RV-8 80965