JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7731 times:
Looking at a picture I took, I just noticed what I consider a lot of engine oil (?) streaming out the back of this plane. Now I understand some is normal on certain engines, but this plane is just taking off.
Can anyone clear this up, or offer an explanation?
EnoreFilho From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7390 times:
Well, it may be a problem, like a lot of planes that have engine problems and lands everyday in a place on earth, and we don't know because nobody was hurt. This guy surely checked the oil gauge in the cockpit and decided to stay flying or to return.
JetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7183 times:
It can be caused by OVER filling the oil. The engine will just blow the excess oil out. No big deal. You just need to check the oil within 15 mins of shutdown, or a false reading is possible. Or you need to start the engine and let it stablize to get a good reading.By the way nice photo, I used to work for them, (Custom Air Transport). Thanks for the memorys.
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3101 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7117 times:
The JT8-XX can burn / use 2 quarts per hour give or take......This is normal. The just never wiped the cowls between flights( or days).. Also remover it take a little oil to make a mess when you are flying at 500 mph
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JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6895 times:
Well, the other picture I have of it is the port side, and it is dirty, but not as bad as this side. I guess they just don't wipe that stuff off often. As far as I could tell, the plane would leave early in the evening, and then I would see it back on the ramp later in the morning the next day.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30267 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6879 times:
That plane hasn't been washed in a while, but there is an amazing amount of oil that goes overboard from the engines on the 727.
When I was working for Reeve all of our ticket agents had jackets that where just speckeled with the stuff, and they only had to stand under the engines when the passengers where loading and offloading.
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Boeing733 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5350 times:
If you think that's bad, you should see the tails of some of the KLM Cityhopper F100/F70 aircraft, they are disgustingly black from engine and APU exhaust fumes. Somebody needs to tell KLM to invest some money in an aircraft clean once in a while
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Jafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5143 times:
Oil leakage is normal and expected from the engines of the 727. I spent 4 years as a FA exclusively on the 727, and I have many oil stained shirts from just running up and down the aft stairs. Some aircraft leak more than others.