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  1. Nah. Just stay on top of things. The older seals leaked a lot with 254. The gearbox was overhauled last winter, Standard Aero, running great with no leaks.
  2. The new seals seem to be holding fine. We run 254 in our C20/ C30, no leaks.
  3. It's ok in C20 as well. If you're running 254 with an STC'd external oil filter, you can extend oil changes to 600 Hours/12 Months.
  4. Seismic site. Listening to the radio. Pilot went to pick up a crew. Pilot: Stand on the pad with your back to the wind Crew member: Is that with my back to the wind facing you or facing away from you,,,??
  5. In a camp in the territories. Sitting in the kitchen tent. The camp manager came in. I said to him in a grumpy voice, there's something wrong with the washer/dryer. He looked at me with a tired look. What's wrong? I said, it shrunk all my clothes, right around the waistline. There was a brief pause, then the cook burst out laughing. Thank you.
  6. Keep in mind that not all jobs get posted. Show up at people's door and let them know you're available.
  7. ray

    Eurocopter Spin On Filter

    Mineral oil since last O/H, long chip plug, and spin on filter.
  8. ray

    Eurocopter Spin On Filter

    The reference you're looking for is in the AS350B2 IPC. Chapter 63-20-16. Figure 01, item 20. Filter FA01315A is installed post mod 07-7174. As the poster above me mentioned, the filter itself is the mod. SB63-00-12 initially introduced the Champion spin-on filter, then Revision 1 replaced the Champion filter with the FA01315A filter.
  9. It's not price fixing or a gentleman's agreement. It's a race to the bottom where too many operators undercut each other for what little work is out there. There's far too many operators and far too many machines in our little industry.
  10. As an AME, I'm finding this to be a really busy winter. Every shop is busy with winter maintenance. Optimistic about the coming year as well.
  11. ray

    Machine down?

    It wasn't the owner.
  12. ray

    Anyone working?

    VIH is hiring, and so is Alpine Aerotech.
  13. ray

    Ec120 Cargo Mirror/hook?

    Cargo mirror, EC-120 https://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&sc=ach-shop&vndsld=1&srchtype=&lci=&sr=1&str=1&ltnf=1&lcn=382220&lct=L&sf=ferm-clos
  14. That's awesome. I just tried that and it worked!