One other thing that prompted my previous post in regreasing was not only the rudder removal but also reading a recent LAA magazine (August issue) and Malcolm McBrides great safety spot – which I always read first !
This one had the article about the Steen Skybolt in it where they had bought and engine that had been left for a while before use (inhibited). My Jabiru was brand new when I bought it – boxed – but about 3 years old
So by the time it went in the aircraft it was oldish but looked – on the surface squeaky clean – as it still does !
Reading this article made me think I should doubly check rubbers for perish – which I did on install but now – 1 year on from the first test flight should just consider replacing all ANYWAY !
Will need to find a suitable agent that can supply a set and then a nice (bad weather) weekend job awaits 😀