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Oil leak

Category: 912 / 914 Technical Questions 2 weeks ago

Hello Group

I have an oilleak on my 912 ULS which I can not find!

What do I see:

 

The prop-flange is shiny wet.

 

There are small droplets on the windscreen only on the right side. (prop swirl)

 

No further oil traces below the cowling.

 

I suspect the main seal on the prop main axle.

 

Any other ideas?

 

 

 

Regards Hans

 

PH-SKY MCR4-S

 

  • Re: Oil leak

    by » 2 weeks ago


    I had a similar problem on my pusher gyro 912.  Shiny liquid stains was on the prop. There is no cowling on my engine sitting behind me. 

    One day when I  was carefully doing a preflight I discovered one of the small water hose clamp had somehow moved from its proper location. You might be having a small water/antifreeze leak. 


  • Re: Oil leak

    by » 2 weeks ago


    Buy some foot powder desenex brand and apply to area where you suspect oil is leaking from. You can buy one of those rubber plungers used to clean ears to help spray in the suspect area by first sucking some powder in plunger. Run engine, shut down and see if it's from the seal. You can do same to other possible suspect areas later by process of elimination. 

    Don't use baby powder since it contains I thing petroleum based product that may damage rubber parts I heard especially on tire inner tubes where one should use tire tac only in tire before inserting inner tube. 

    I have used this method not on rotax engine to find oil leaks which sometimes it's the last place you suspect. 

    Hope this helps but if it not a good idea on a rotax engine,  I  am sure others with better experience and knowledge will advise. 


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