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Old May 14th 04, 02:01 PM
GE
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Still shopping for my first bird. Curious as to how much oil usage is
considered "normal"?


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Old May 14th 04, 03:13 PM
G.R. Patterson III
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GE wrote:

Still shopping for my first bird. Curious as to how much oil usage is
considered "normal"?


To some extent, that'll depend on the engine. My O-320 uses about a quart in 10
hours. A radial might use that in 10 minutes.

George Patterson
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Old May 14th 04, 05:13 PM
Aaron Coolidge
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G.R. Patterson III wrote:
: GE wrote:
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: Still shopping for my first bird. Curious as to how much oil usage is
: considered "normal"?

: To some extent, that'll depend on the engine. My O-320 uses about a quart in 10
: hours. A radial might use that in 10 minutes.

My O-360 uses about 1qt in 12 hours. It's got about 1000 hours smoh, and
6500 hours TT.
Do keep in mind that too little oil consumption is probably worse than too
much!
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Old May 14th 04, 09:09 PM
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"GE" wrote in message ...
Still shopping for my first bird. Curious as to how much oil usage is
considered "normal"?


Also depends on the engine type. The IO360 used in the Piper Arrow
runs through the first 2 quarts (out of 8) pretty quickly (2 quarts in
10 hours), then levels off.
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Old May 14th 04, 10:56 PM
Ben Jackson
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In article ,
G.R. Patterson III wrote:

To some extent, that'll depend on the engine. My O-320 uses about a quart in 10
hours. A radial might use that in 10 minutes.


Heck on start it might use that in 10 blades...

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Old May 14th 04, 11:08 PM
G.R. Patterson III
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PaulH wrote:

The IO360 used in the Piper Arrow
runs through the first 2 quarts (out of 8) pretty quickly (2 quarts in
10 hours), then levels off.


My Maule will also go through the first quart pretty quickly if I top it off. Which
is why I *never* put more than 7 quarts in the engine. My Cessna 150 also used to
throw the first quart out, and I quit filling it up once I caught on.

George Patterson
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Old May 15th 04, 05:46 AM
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In my o540 keep it at 9 and it burns about 1qt every 4 hours. Has 300
SMOH in 1989 and it sat for about 3 year with out flying and now I have
been flying it alot so it just gets better and better. We started off
about 2hrs for every qt.

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Old May 15th 04, 08:12 AM
Ross Oliver
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Aaron Coolidge wrote:
Do keep in mind that too little oil consumption is probably worse than too
much!



Could you elaborate on this claim? I have never heard of too little
oil consumption being indicative of any problem.


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Old May 15th 04, 09:12 AM
Ben Jackson
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Ross Oliver wrote:

Could you elaborate on this claim? I have never heard of too little
oil consumption being indicative of any problem.


Oil has to lubricate the piston ring/cylinder point. Some of that gets
left on the walls and burns during the normal combustion event. A quick
web search turns up 1qt/15h as a rough lower bound.

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Old May 15th 04, 02:25 PM
Dan Luke
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"GE" wrote:
Still shopping for my first bird. Curious as to how much
oil usage is considered "normal"?


My Lyc.O-360 burns a quart every 8 hours. Lycoming says as low as 3.5
hrs/qt would be acceptable. As others do, I refrain from filling it to
the 8-quart maximum.
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Dan
C172RG at BFM


 




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