• PiperForum.com is a vibrant community of Piper owners and pilots. Our over 1,500+ active members use Piper Forum to swap technical knowledge, plan meetups and sell planes/parts. We host technical knowledge of general aviation topics and specific topics on J3-Cubs, Cherokees, Comanches, Pacers and more. In addition to an instant community of pilots for you, PiperForum.com is a library of technical topics, airplane builds, images, technical manuals, technical documents and more.

    Access to PiperForum.com is subscription based. Subscriptions are only $49.99/year or $6.99/month to gain access to this great community and unmatched library of Piper knowledge.

    Click Here to Become a Subscribing Member and Access PiperForum.com in Full!

Annoying Oil Leak

bartmc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
3,354
Reaction score
71
I have the worlds most irritating oil leak. After an hour or two of flying there will be 2 drops of oil right under where you drain the oil, which, I guess is about dead center under the engine. I'd say about a drop an hour. I have replaced the valve cover gaskets with the silicon type and Had a leak from the "oil dip stick holder plastic tube thing" working itself loose. Now I can find no evidence of an oil leak other than a drop in the middle of the cowling every once in a while. Ideas? At annual all hoses were replaced and I suspected a leak in the oil cooler hoses but the engine and hoses are clean enough to eat off of and no evicence of oil anywhere. Is it possible that the drain could leak only while the engine is running?
 

Latest posts

Top