Engine Exhaust Tube Cracks

Cracks in the exhaust system that can occur on some engines. These cracks can occur on any of the four exhaust tubes but most commonly on #2 but I’ve discovered cracks in #1 also. These cracks occur on the first bend of the tube as it exits the engine.DSC_0372
On your existing exhaust tube this area is modified from the standard Rotax exhaust tube configuration to accommodate the installation of the engine in the S10 engine compartment. Continue reading


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