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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:55 am    Post subject: JabiruEngine-List: Unusual Oil Leak Reply with quote

I have had the same issue but had not done anything for it. Sounds like a great idea.

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[quote]Dear Jabiru engine owners,
        I have been experiencing a strange phenomenon: oil on the top of my dipstick.   After thoroughly checking the engine for leaks and finding none, I discovered the cause is capillary action up the dipstick through the plastic cap.   I fixed it by pushing Liquid Nail around the aluminum tube opening in the plastic cap and letting it dry thoroughly before flying; cleaning off any excess keeps it still looking good.  If you look at the bottom of the cap, you can see just enough space around the aluminum for a bit of oil to go through.  I think any heat resistant sealant would work; the Liquid Nail held through a 2.5 hour flight but if needed, I will add some more and keep a close eye on it.
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Linda Mathias

Lightning with Jabiru 3300

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: JabiruEngine-List: Unusual Oil Leak Reply with quote

I had the same for years. Fixed it using Loctite 243, same result. This is pretty common I hear.

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On 9/23/2015 9:43 PM, Linda Mathias wrote:

[quote] Dear Jabiru engine owners,


        I have been experiencing a strange phenomenon: oil on the top of my dipstick.   After thoroughly checking the engine for leaks and finding none, I discovered the cause is capillary action up the dipstick through the plastic cap.   I fixed it by pushing Liquid Nail around the aluminum tube opening in the plastic cap and letting it dry thoroughly before flying; cleaning off any excess keeps it still looking good.  If you look at the bottom of the cap, you can see just enough space around the aluminum for a bit of oil to go through.  I think any heat resistant sealant would work; the Liquid Nail held through a 2.5 hour flight but if needed, I will add some more and keep a close eye on it.


Blue skies,

Linda Mathias

Lightning with Jabiru 3300

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: JabiruEngine-List: Unusual Oil Leak Reply with quote

I used a little red rtv on mine.
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"I Fly the Stars & Stripes" On Sep 23, 2015 2:57 PM, "Michael Dare" <mdare(at)dentaled.ca (mdare(at)dentaled.ca)> wrote:[quote]I have had the same issue but had not done anything for it. Sounds like a great idea.

On Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at 12:43 Linda Mathias <lbmathias1(at)gmail.com (lbmathias1(at)gmail.com)> wrote:

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Dear Jabiru engine owners,
        I have been experiencing a strange phenomenon: oil on the top of my dipstick.   After thoroughly checking the engine for leaks and finding none, I discovered the cause is capillary action up the dipstick through the plastic cap.   I fixed it by pushing Liquid Nail around the aluminum tube opening in the plastic cap and letting it dry thoroughly before flying; cleaning off any excess keeps it still looking good.  If you look at the bottom of the cap, you can see just enough space around the aluminum for a bit of oil to go through.  I think any heat resistant sealant would work; the Liquid Nail held through a 2.5 hour flight but if needed, I will add some more and keep a close eye on it.
Blue skies,

Linda Mathias

Lightning with Jabiru 3300

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