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    MVVS Thread

    emails, no response.... voice messages, no call back.... now the answering machine is full....
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    MVVS Thread

    Does anybody know what has happened to Limitless Aero. The only thing that seems to be working for months now is the web site. Skip
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    trouble with BME 116

    Time for an update. Its been a bumpy road. Got a set of rings and put them in. Fired the engine up with no change in performance. After a couple of tanks, did a compression check, no compression on the same cylinder. Pulled the jug, broken ring in the same spot. Put one of the better used rings...
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    trouble with BME 116

    I can do that. FYI, Frank Bowman is on vacation until the end of the month so I will be awhile to get back up and running.
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    trouble with BME 116

    thanks again
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    trouble with BME 116

    BINGO! :willynilly: The top ring is missing .125" on one end. Once I got it off the piston I could see the break versus the pin notch. The second has a .022" gap which seems large. Squared rings with piston. Can't believe there is no gouge in wall or skirt. This also explains why the...
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    trouble with BME 116

    Pulled the cylinder. I don't see a smoking gun. 2 rings, both float freely, pin indexed @ 90°. Don't seen any major gouges or cracks. The right cylinder makes and holds a solid compression requiring considerable torque to reach TDC. The left which I have pulled comes up on compression then...
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    trouble with BME 116

    No problem. I really would like to figure this out as I have been fighting it from day 1. Looking at the left exhaust port I would say it's too clean as well. This is the side that misses. All jug screws are tight. No obvious cracks in the cylinder. No oil streaks or carbon deposits in...
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    trouble with BME 116

    Everything looks clean after over 100 flights. Attached are pics of the piston/ring and bores for both sides. The plugs have 15 flights on them. I was doing some searching and some people having success with 12" headers. Guess I will go in that direction when I get a chance. Again, once the...
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    trouble with BME 116

    i would like to thank everybody for considering my problem but I am afraid things have gotten off track with the prop discussion. I understand the prop is not allowing the engine to rev up but I'm not sure how the prop selection can be effecting the hard starting and cylinder missing until the...
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    trouble with BME 116

    An update, I put a set of canisters in the plane using the existing headers leaving the ignition & plugs in place. After retuning I got flights on the setup. Cold starts were much easier, sometimes 1 flip w/out choke. One time it did bulk for about 5 seconds on throttle up but quickly...
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    trouble with BME 116

    I have a couple of proFlow cans, 1 in another plane. Would it tell me anything if I pulled the pipes and put them in with the 14" headers? The plane its in now has a shorter standard length DA header. Even with the longer length the cans should not pull the charge out of the cylinder. It...
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    trouble with BME 116

    I'm getting around 6000 on a Fuchs 29x10. I had 16" cross over headers. I have chased the length down from there. Never seemed to make a difference until it started dropping off which was not what I was expecting to happen. Went back to 14" as a middle ground. The top end is fine. Pulls a...
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    trouble with BME 116

    thanks for the replies, the replacement ignition and plugs were new. I can try swapping the leads to see if the problem moves hopefully this weekend if the snow melts. I also have access to a temp gun I can try. Whether the replacement was defective, I don't know. This is my only twin. I...
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    trouble with BME 116

    Awhile back I did try it open exhaust, lost 500 rpm which according to Tom @ BME was to be expected without any back pressure. Unfortunately I never got stock mufflers as they were extra and I knew I was going to use pipes and the exhaust flange is special so the mufflers I have won't fit. As...
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