This blog is to chronicle my attempt to restore a 1972 Piper Cherokee 140e. This plane is the 'dog' of the airport and has been sitting untouched for 10 years. I purchased the plane and am attempting to restore it to flyable condition.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Waking up the engine
Today we are going to start the process of waking up the engine. All three A&P mechanics on the field have looked over the plan and have all agreed it's the best course of action to try and protect the engine during this process.
Today we are going to remove all the plugs and soak all the cylinders with a product called Mouse Milk. The plan is to let this soak for at least 3 days to fully penetrate the cylinder walls.