In Tushino, after a one-year repair work, they started up the right engine of the Ilyushin Il-14T which hadn’t been started up for over 15 years!
They did a great job to restore the systems of the aircraft!
First of all, they had to warm up the engine because it was -15C in the street and it is not recommended to start the engine cold. To do that, they used an engine heater, a fan with a kerosene heater inside.
They have to pour about 40 liters of oil (which has been standing in a heated room for several days) into the oil box. As for the fuel, they need 200 litres of gasoline.
Discharging the old oil.
The left engine is waiting for being repaired too.
Warming up the rotor head.
Nikolay Motovilov has worked as a mechanic for the Ilyushin Il-14 all his life and he enjoys being able to help with starting the engine of this aircraft.
This cylinder contains carbonic acid (in case the engine catches fire).
In the cockpit.
There is a lot to be done here as well.