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Steve & Nancy Riffe
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Date:  7-16-2016
Number of Hours:  3.00
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Brief Description:  Install scat tube, torque prop bolts,seal baffles

I installed an 18” length of scat tubing that runs from the back of the baffles into the heat exchanger around the right rear (#3) exhaust pipe. I fabbed a piece of stainless steel strap to wrap around the tube—this strap gets attached to an adel clamp mounted on the lower motor mount. I also torqued the prop bolts using the prop wrench which I received from AntisplatAero—very nice tool. I torqued the bolts to 45 foot pounds and then to 65 foot pounds. I followed Lycomings recommended tightening sequence. I was all set to safety wire the bolts, but .032 safety wire is all I have left. The prop bolts require .041 wire—seems there is always one more thing to order! I spent the rest of my shop time spreading hi-temp RTV on all of the baffle-to-engine gaps I had partially filled in an earlier session. Didn’t get a pic—to busy trying to get the RTV off of where it wasn’t supposed to go and into the crevices where it needed to go—what a mess. I used a 3” tube on the end of the RTV tube to help get in the really narrow places—hope it’s sealed good enough, cause I’m done with it!
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Scat tube installed

Scat tube installed

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Prop wrench used to torque 6 bolts

Prop wrench used to torque 6 bolts

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