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Is This Normal On A 727?  
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 7165 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?


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 6903 times:

If you're referring to the brownish area on the fuselage ahead and below of the #2 engine, that looks like a pre-existing oil/hydraulic stain. To me, anyways.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 6878 times:

I'm no mechanic, but that looks fresh to me. Certainly 727s are prone to exhaust staining, but I'd agree, that looks like engine oil.

User currently offlineEnoreFilho From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6824 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.

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

I know he didn't return within a few hours while I was there. Sure looks like a lot of oil to me.

User currently offlineJetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6617 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.


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6551 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

Greasespot



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

I'll have to find the cd I burned the originals on, and check the taxiing shots I took before it took off, but I don't remember seeing anything as it taxiied by.

I remember having to oil the J-79's in our F-4's right after shut down to properly refill the reservoir, but I certainly don't ever remember seeing that much blown out.

I know well how little oil it takes to make a mess, but this puppy was far from 500 mph...


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

Yes, but we do not know how many legs this AC flew or when the last time the cowls were cleaned. I know at work we wipe that much oil off EVERY DAY...

Greasespot



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6329 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.

Flown hard, put away wet.... literally!

Thanks

Jeff


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6313 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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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

I have no idea, but that sure is a nice pic!


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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6237 times:

Yeah very nice pic Jeff.

-Meister



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User currently offlineAnair From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5801 times:

Am I the only one that can't see the photo???

:-(



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

It looked pretty clean other then that stain on the empenage.

Thanks guys..!

Anair, here is a link if you can't see it, I'm not sure why you can't see it, but if you do want to try..

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/629473/L/

Jeff


User currently offlineBoeing733 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4784 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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User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

Guys, this is a beater 727. If it isn't spewing oil over the back of the plane, it's out of oil.  Insane

On any JT8, you shouldn't walk under the engines or you will get spattered with oil from the breather tube or where it drips off the cowling in front of the reversers.

Oil-stained JT8D's--a beautiful sight. Big grin TC



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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4577 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.

User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4537 times:


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Seems to be the same liquid!!


User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

This is common on all the JT8D engines.

I see it all the time on the old 732's we work here


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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3691 times:

I have this song that I sing; "Mona Leesy You're So Greasy". But none of the lines read, "But not as bad as this".


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