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Old 05-15-2016, 04:34 PM
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Vetterman actually recommends putting mouse milk on the ball joints every time the cowl is off. I think when that joint can move freely it puts less stress on the exhaust hangers,
rubber cross-ties, and generally less stress on the whole exhaust system.
I agree with Jeremy. I use mouse milk every time the cowl comes off.
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I sealed my firewall, it is very complicate to access all spots, my back hurts! Let's see if it stops, fact is I was worried about source, but aft a long research I found no evidence of anything wrong.
Some smoke build up and gets its way to cockpit on ground with low speeds and RPM, smoke don't dissipate like in the air when you are fast, I also tightened some bolts on engine and checked my ehxaust.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:11 AM
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I agree with Jeremy. I use mouse milk every time the cowl comes off.
what kind of stuff is mouse milk ?
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:45 AM
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what kind of stuff is mouse milk ?
Light oil. Like sewing machine oil.
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what kind of stuff is mouse milk ?
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...?clickkey=6406
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:11 PM
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Veering a bit off topic. Mouse Milk is a penetrating oil. 50% or more of it is Toluene, a solvent. We are not really lubricating the joint. A petroleum based lubricant, another 30 or 40% of the make up of Mouse Milk, will just burn off.
What we are doing is breaking down the carbon build up from the oil laced exhaust that will creep in and freeze up that joint.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:12 PM
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Since we are off topic; after buying my 6A I discovered the exhaust ball joints seized. When the exhaust came off to attend to an oil leak I went to work on the ball joints with a wire brush. It was a slow process of working the contamination out of the joint where the brush wont reach, but with about an hour of effort the joints were free and smooth. I now apply mouse milk to the exhaust joints every time the cowl is off.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:40 AM
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How is the Mouse milk applied? Do you squirt it onto the out side of the ball joint?
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:29 AM
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That's how I do it. The penetrating properties help.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:09 AM
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Thanks for mouse milk

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I sealed my firewall, it is very complicate to access all spots, my back hurts! Let's see if it stops, fact is I was worried about source, but aft a long research I found no evidence of anything wrong.
Some smoke build up and gets its way to cockpit on ground with low speeds and RPM, smoke don't dissipate like in the air when you are fast, I also tightened some bolts on engine and checked my ehxaust.
What about CO? Is anyone using a CO Detector? I am thinking to install this one:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ickkey=2026276
Any better advice?
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