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    I went and looked at it today and its decent enough looking but I found some corrosion at the bottom of the left wing strut and oil on the back header tube on the left side of the engine.pa22 corrosion.jpgpa22 oil leak.jpg

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    my two cents for what it is worth

    on the second picture( engine)- I would look at the cylinder drain back tube- it looks like it has a leak- it appears wet with oil on the sump to crankcase usually a tell all with a leaky drain back tube.
    also if you look at the front spark plug and compare it to the rear one- think you may have an exhaust leak on the front exhaust stack
    perhaps a further look see is warranted

    shane-o

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    I concur.
    Both are common problems on Lycoming engines.
    Intake gaskets are also a weak point.

    Rick

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    The pushrod shroud tubes will also leak from above and leak down like shown in the picture.

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    Really appreciate the comments. From the responses so far it doesn't sound like its a major problem. I'm no stranger to engines and their individual quirks but this is a whole new learning curve for me. Should I be concerned about the rust at the bottom of the strut ? The owner says he did not find any corrosion internally and the logs indicate a recover back in 89.

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    That is an odd spot for rust. I think I would investigate further, maybe pull the floorboard adjacent to that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    That is an odd spot for rust. I think I would investigate further, maybe pull the floorboard adjacent to that area.
    I thought my plane had corosion in the same place. Turned out it was residue/trash/glue??? from a fuel selector leak in the past, no corrosion. Might be something similar.
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