Aviation Oil Analysis - A.O.A Oil Analysis Kit | 1151
Most aircraft owners regularly run compression checks on their engines, however this is not enough for a thorough preventive maintenance program. An engine compression check indicates the condition of each cylinder at the time of the check. Compression loss in the cylinders, for all practical purposes, translates to loss of engine power. So in essence the compression check tells you about wear or damage that has already taken place. An oil analysis program will give you vital information to help prevent excessive wear before it occurs and enable you to better schedule regular maintenance checks that will put you in the "fix before failure" mode.