Warner Engine Handbook:
Service Inspection and Maintenance
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Section VII - Service Inspection and Maintenance
a. The work outlined in this section consists of periodic inspection, cleaning, servicing, lubricating, adjusting, and such maintenance work as is associated with the routine inspection system. For pre-flight inspection refer to Section on Starting and Normal Operation.
b. The necessary tools for this work may be found listed immediately preceding Section VIII of this publication.
c. Tightening nuts is one function of periodic inspection. Failures of nuts, bolts, and studs have been traced to excessive force in tightening. Therefore proper torque values should be used on all threaded parts. See torque limits in Table of Limits Section XIII of this manual.
1. Inspect for evidence of engine throwing oil.
2. Inspect all oil plugs and drain cocks for proper safetying.
3. Inspect carburetor and fuel line connections.
1. Check all mounting bolts, especially when rubber bushings are used.
2. Inspect all oil lines for: leaks, particularly at connections; security of anchorage; wear, due to chafing or vibration; dents or cracks.
3. Check all external nuts and bolts for tightness, immediately replacing cotter pins and lock wires when they have been removed for any purpose.
4. Check throttle, mixture and spark controls, making sure that the full movement of the controls in the cockpit corresponds to the full movement of the controls at the engine. Adjustments may be necessary where wires and springs are used to make control connections.
5. Check the ground wire and switch wire connections when the magnetos are used, at the engine and at the switch. It is very important that these connections be tight and that there are no breaks in the wires. This is to prevent accidental starting of the engine should the propeller be turned while the airplane is standing on the ground with the ignition switch on "off".
6. Check all high tension wires, to be certain that the insulation is not being chafed anywhere by sharp edges.
7. Spark Plugs
8. Oil magnetos with 5 to 8 drops or good grade oil at the drive end, and slightly less at the rear end.
9. Remove rocker arm housing covers and wipe out rocker box. Inspect valve gear in regard to springs, spring washers, security or retaining split cone keys, rocker arms, etc. The rocker arms and rollers must move freely, and the rollers should be lubricated with a few drops of light oil. 0il exhaust valves with light oil.
10. Grease rocker arm shafts with a grease of good quality and high melting point. Ball bearing rocker arm lubricants, which have been round satisfactory by the Warner Aircraft Corporation, are listed in Section I, Table II of this book.
11. During inspection it will be well to remove the push rods and lubricate the ball ends thoroughly with rocker arm grease. Inspect push rods for wear and straightness.
12. Drain oil by opening the pet cock or plug at the bottom of the oil tank. The tank and engine should be flushed with clean light oil if grit is found in the old oil.
13. Remove and clean all removable oil screens. Clean sumps also.
14. Fill oil tank as specified on filler cap of oil tank after drain plug has been replaced and has been secured with a lock wire.
15. Check tappet clearances, which should be .010" to .012" for the intake and exhaust valves when the engine is cold. Proceed as follows:
16. Inspect carburetor and fuel line connections for fuel leakage, paying particular attention to drain plugs, passage plugs, and parting surface between body castings. Inspect all safety wiring on carburetor.
17. Remove float chamber drain plug and remove fuel strainer plug and strainer, and clean. Flush out water and sediment by allowing fuel to flow through strainer and drain plug openings.
18. Grease the rocker arms using the approved rocker arm lubricant.
c. 50 Hour
2. Inspect all ignition wiring for security of attachment.
3. See that inter-cylinder baffling is properly fastened and does not rub cylinder fins.
4. Inspect cylinders for damaged or broken fins.
5. Inspect induction system for security of attachment, leaking gaskets, broken studs, and leaks in the pipes.
6. Check carburetor heater (if installed) and air scoop for security.
7. Inspect thrust bearing nut and tighten if necessary.
8. Inspect cylinders for general condition.
9. Check compression an all cylinders by removing one spark plug from each cylinder except the cylinder to be tested. Swing the propeller by hand. The compression of the cylinder being tested can be judged by the amount of resistance offered. All cylinders should be checked in a similar manner, and all should "feel" the same. Check in the firing order which is 1-3-5-7- 2-4-6. All cylinders will come up on compression once in every two revolutions and an equal distance apart.
d. 100 Hour
1. Replace all sparks with new or reconditioned plugs of approved type. Inspect all spark plugs for gap clearance.
Note **: FA-35 is furnished for use with No. 7226 nut for Hamilton metal propeller or OX type wood propeller hub.
FA-90 and FA-91 are furnished for use with standard steel propellers. The customer must specify which type of propeller is to be used so that the proper wrench may be furnished.
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