Burnt intake hose.


In the tightly cowled engine compartment of an E/A-B aircraft, exhaust systems can do unseen damage over time unless care is taken to protect various components. In this case, the intake tube hose on a Lycoming engine shows severe signs of overheating due to its proximity to the exhaust system. When touched, it was very brittle and started flaking apart. Left unchecked, it will eventually cause an intake leak and the cylinder will run lean.

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Vic Syracuse
Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.


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