The Rope Trick DVD

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Part# 13-10141


The diagnosis and repair of aircraft exhaust valve problems in a step-by-step fashion. Watch as Dave Clark walks you through the steps for inspecting valve clearances, reaming valve guides, and freeing stuck valves. This video can save you a lot of time and money.

Topics Included

  • How to perform Lycoming SB 388C
  • How to check for valve wobble and tightness
  • How to identify problems on valve stems, guides, and seats
  • How to ream a sticky valve guide
  • How to free up a stuck valve without pulling a cylinder
  • How to choose the necessary tools and more!


  • Length: 42 minutes


The biggest problem with exhaust valve it is carbon build on the seat and the valve does not close properly so the compression it is many time below standards. The engine has problem staring and performing to the max RPMs and power. What this video does not show how Lapping it is done to remove carbon without removing the cylinder. I bought this video to train a new A&P how to Lap exhaust valve but this video it is not what I expected when we talk about Rope trick

Phillips I
March 6, 2019


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