An Insight G3 Engine Monitor Pirep
Part 03: Baffle Seals
The Insight G3 Engine Monitor keeps digging situations out of the woodwork—or more aptly, the engine compartment.
Bill, my pampered 182 and I went flying one nice spring day in late March and the two middle cylinder temperatures went immediately into the caution zone above 400 degrees F. Clearly, the cylinder heat temperature problems that I thought had been solved were still present. (For a review, see part one of “Look Inside Your Engine” in the January 2013 issue. —Ed.)
I was doubly concerned after reading Mike Busch’s article in EAA Sport Aviation on the anatomy of an air-cooled aircraft engine cylinder. (For more information, see Resources at the end of this article. —Ed.) I discovered these cylinders consist of two parts: an aluminum cylinder head and a steel barrel.
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