Maintenance for AGM-30 Model Gas Engine
The advantage of AGM-30 gas airplane model engine is high performance, long life-span, low cost, adaptability to larger sizes aircraft model and relatively low maintenance. But remember, low maintenance does not mean no maintenance.
A lot of people think that cleaning an engine is too difficult, too time consuming and too expensive are actually leaving money on table as there are so many parts need to serve. However, if something seems wrong, it is important to have it attended to before something in the system fails. Doing this allows you to complete maintenance when time permits and at your convenience. Like anything else, engines work better when they're clean. Also, by doing this, you can help avoid unplanned charges.
Which Engine Parts need to clean?
Remove, clean, and gap the spark plug. A bad spark plug is a major cause of a hard-to-start engine, and it must withstand high voltage, high heat, and millions of ignitions during its life. So servicing the spark plug is important to your engine's operation. Clean the spark plug surface with a soft cloth and the electrode with a wire brush or spark Plug cleaning unit. Usually, it is recommended replacing the plug in any case (dirty or clogged) after 100 hours of operation - they are inexpensive, under $2.
Change the Oil
Oil is your engine's life-blood. Old dirty oil will shorten the life of your engine and affect its starting and running performance eventually. Always use high quality oil at the recommended viscosity together with a name brand oil filter.
Drain oil from the crankcase while the engine is still warm. Refill the crankcase with the recommended oil. Then run the engine until it reaches the full operating temperature.
Tank and Carburetor
Drain fuel from the tank and carburetor; start and run the engine to remove all gasoline from the fuel system.
The fuel filter in the carburetor needs clean periodically. Failure to do so may result in mis-calibration of the needle adjustments. In this step, you need to remove the Phillips head screw which secures the Carburetor Filter Cover and the Carburetor Filter Gasket. It is recommended to use only carburetor cleaner to spray the opening around the filter.
Clean the Exterior of the Engine
It's very easy to do, and requires no more than 45 minutes to an hour.
By following the routine maintenance schedule, the AGM-30 airplane model engin will greatly reduce the possibility of unexpected failures while enjoy your long-term flying. Additionally, your overall costs will be less since there will typically be fewer high-cost repairs over the life of an engine.