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Jabiru Engines


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If anyone is considering installing the Jabiru engine on an Avid Flyer you can ask me any questions you may have.

I have over 2000 hours behind one.

John M

 

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If anyone is considering installing the Jabiru engine on an Avid Flyer you can ask me any questions you may have.

I have over 2000 hours behind one.

John M

 

great topic

how often do you change oil?

what oil do you use?

how often do you set the tappets?

I'm asking because i did my first oil change today at 20hrs. No signs of metal in the filter. Checked valves all were good yet and re torqued the heads. None of the head bolts were loose. Aeroshell w-100

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I change oil (PHILLIPS 20/50) every 30 hours and filter (FRAM 4967) at each oil change.

The oil is sent into Blackstone Labs every other changs for analysis.

I have hydraulic lifters so no adjustments needed.

Engine was top overhauled at 1195 hours due to #4 exhaust valve seat displacement which causes the piston to hit the valve causing damage.

The new pistons have an inset in the top of them to prevent this from happening again.

 

John M

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is there a forum for these engines yet?

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The Yahoo forum is JabCamit engines.

The early years in my Avid B was with the Rotax 532. Then the 582. And finally the Jabiru 2200.

The full up Jab weight was the same as the 582 which had two water coolers to keep it cool plus 1 gallon of water.  Also, the Rotax muffler is very heavy whereas the Jab muffler is stainless and lighter.

Full up weight is 135 pounds.

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