As an airplane owner, you have a substantial investment in the engine of your aircraft. In some instances, the value of the engine (or engines) may exceed the value of the rest of the airframe.
Little in the way of maintenance on an aircraft engine could be considered inexpensive, especially when compared to their automotive counterparts. An oil change on an airplane will run all of a hundred bucks or more (if done properly) compared to about 20 bucks at your local automobile drive thru oil change shop.It is for this reason that you should consider employing every tool and trick available to you to help you anticipate and hopefully preempt a major problem with your powerplant.
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