Have you guys ever taken something apart and then put it back together without finding of fixing anything and then, magically, it started working again?

I have, but it usually doesn’t work that way on aircraft. In fact, it usually tends to go the other way even. When you take the valve covers off on a Cessna 172, you need to install new gaskets. Especially when they have the cork gaskets on them and the last guy torqued them up pretty hard and installed them dry. They rip and tear and it’s usually a mess which you have to carefully clean up before installing new gaskets.

Something tells me that’s where Chuck might have failed…

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