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www. .org.uk. My Top Ten Taylorcraft maintenance tips. Robert Lees. © 2008 Robert Lees. 1. Brake system. Inspect, adjust & maintain. See www.taylorcraft.org.uk/brake-issues.pdf for details. 2. Tyres. Keep the tyres pumped up (20 psi). If “heavy”, go to 22 psi. 3. Tailwheel.

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my top ten taylorcraft maintenance tips

www.

.org.uk

My Top Ten Taylorcraftmaintenance tips

Robert Lees

© 2008 Robert Lees

1 brake system
1. Brake system
  • Inspect, adjust & maintain.
  • See www.taylorcraft.org.uk/brake-issues.pdffordetails
2 tyres
2. Tyres
  • Keep the tyres pumped up (20 psi).If “heavy”, go to 22 psi
3 tailwheel
3. Tailwheel
  • Replace mounting bolts often (say every 500 hours or so).
3 tailwheel5
3. Tailwheel
  • Replace mounting bolts often (say every 500 hours or so).
  • Remove the tailwheel assembly and service/lubricate
3 tailwheel6
3. Tailwheel
  • Replace mounting bolts often (say every 500 hours or so).
  • Remove the tailwheel assembly and service/lubricate
  • “Mouse” the steering springs
4 tailspring
4. Tailspring
  • Shortest leaf spring on top, and dress any sharp edge.
4 tailspring8
4. Tailspring
  • Shortest leaf spring on top, and dress any sharp edge.
  • Ensure the springs are snug in the cast bracket
4 tailspring9
4. Tailspring
  • Shortest leaf spring on top, and dress any sharp edge.
  • Ensure the springs are snug in the cast bracket
  • If not, dress the springs to suit
5 control shaft
5. Control shaft
  • Lubricate the universal joint…
5 control shaft11
5. Control shaft
  • Lubricate the universal joint…
  • …and the access hole on the sprocket shaft
6 trim cable system
6. Trim cable & system
  • Lubricate the access hole on the bronze trim shaft
6 trim cable system13
6. Trim cable & system
  • Lubricate the access hole on the bronze trim shaft
  • Keep the cable and pulleys free from oils & grease
6 trim cable system14
6. Trim cable & system
  • Lubricate the access hole on the bronze trim shaft
  • Keep the cable and pulleys free from oils & grease
  • Use a fine hacksaw blade to redefine the pulley vee
6 trim cable system15
6. Trim cable & system
  • Lubricate the access hole on the bronze trim shaft
  • Keep the cable and pulleys free from oils & grease
  • Use a fine hacksaw blade to redefine the pulley vee
  • Use Rosin on the cable for extra grip
7 jury strut bracket
7. Jury Strut Bracket
  • Remove & check for broken thread
  • Grease the inside diameter & threads
  • Make sure a locknut is used
8 spark plugs
8. Spark Plugs
  • Top & tail the plugs

(Source: TCM SIL 03-2B)

9 intake hoses
9. Intake Hoses
  • Check every oil change.
10 transparencies
10. Transparencies
  • Lemon Pledge or wax for polishing
  • On the windscreen, only wipe in up-and-down motion, neverhorizontal or swirling
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