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Check and double check: about a year ago I was looking at the Burgs at a dealer and asked the maintenance guy how often the valves needed adjustment on the the 400. Reply: 15000 miles. So, if you went to him you can bet it was nothing much other than oil/filter change. Something you can do for $12-20 depending on brand of oil. And I can assure you that if they were out of filters you would only get an oil change, but be charged for the filter anyway. Tell them you want the filter put in a bag so you can take it home and examine it for metal particles...or whatever.

Sorry to be so pessimistic, but its really hard for dealers to get, and keep, good mechanics. If you know one, be real nice to him.
 

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Rob, after you cut open the aircraft filter, what do you normally find inside? That is, how is it examined? I'm aware that some aircraft owners regularly have the oil tested, but what does the filter show?

I took the first filter off my 400, and because they have no metal covering, it was easy to put it in a jar of kerosene, slosh it around to see what washed out, which was a fair amount of metal particles.
 

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Gary..don't know if you have the time, or if they will allow, but ask if you can watch "just so you will know what the engine looks like"....Then you'll know for sure that the valves get adjusted.
 
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