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03 Sep 2021 20:48 #1 by Ronald Raty
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Oh, yeah. Right. I turn off the fuel valve a couple minutes before getting to the hangar.

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02 Sep 2021 20:58 #2 by Brady Buttterfield
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Okay great. Now how do you lean out a Stromberg enough to kill the engine? Pulling the mixture doesn't seem to kill it.

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02 Sep 2021 19:12 #3 by Ronald Raty
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I had the same problem. The A&P in the hangar next door told me that as the engine quits, there is considerable vacuum in the intake manifold which sucks oil past the valve guides. The solution was to shut off the fuel, and as the engine dies, open the throttle wide open so lots of air gets into the manifold. The drips have stopped.

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02 Sep 2021 16:46 #4 by Brady Buttterfield
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Is the engine sucking oil into the intake manifold through the valve guides during my long taxi back to the hangar? I'm at sea level running rich all the time, and my engine is running at 35 psi oil pressure.

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02 Sep 2021 16:35 #5 by Brady Buttterfield
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I'm enjoying getting to know my 'coupe especially as I keep her clean now that I have her in a hangar.  After flying, I've noticed consistent oil drips onto my nose gear.  Looking inside the cowling, I'm seeing oil dripping from the air box drain, below the carb.  The oil seems to come from inside the airbox as it drips down the center of the lower cowl and onto the nose gear. 
Is this normal as the air filter is saturated with oil, is there some kind of an oiler that is designed to oil the filter element?  If I were to estimate how much oil is lost in this manner I would guess a few table spoons, maybe one ounce? 
I use a drip pan and am always mindful of oil leaks but there doesn't seem to be any additional oil leaking after those 5-10 minutes after shut down.   I'm running the engine with at least 3.0-3.5 quarts.  She seems to consume .3 Qts per hour.
  

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