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Forum: Reversing Gear 08-08-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Peter
Oh yes I feel the detention. Reverse was ok...

Oh yes I feel the detention.

Reverse was ok on the test as well.



P
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-08-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Peter
Is there a “slip” mechanism in the reversing gear

Hi all,

Had a mishap where a job sheet got wrapped around the prop. Before I clued in to what had happened I put the engine in forward gear, applied throttle, revs increased but no drive. There...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By Peter
From joedb from a previous thread dealing with...

From joedb from a previous thread dealing with similar symptoms

“Get a mechanical gauge for testing….
Another test is to unwire the gauge and meter the resistance from the sender terminal to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-18-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Peter
Once while warming up at dock I noticed steam...

Once while warming up at dock I noticed steam coming from exhaust and no water flow. Shut down and started to troubleshoot.

Went for easy to test first - is water coming in from thruhull? Nope....
Forum: General Maintenance 06-16-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Peter
Dave, My notes are not careful enough to...

Dave,

My notes are not careful enough to answer that question I am afraid.

Maybe just for fun I will change the oil mid season and see if the pressure pops up.

Thanks!

Peter
Forum: General Maintenance 06-15-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Peter
Oil pressure question

Hi all,

The Maintenance Manual describes in winter layup that one should warm up the engine nicely, drain the oil, and replace with a quart of MMO. And this also “facilitates recommissioning in...
Forum: Ignition System 06-14-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Peter
To avoid coil failure you want to limit the...

To avoid coil failure you want to limit the current in the primary to be less than 4 amps.

1) measure voltage at positive terminal of coil wrt ground
2) measure resistance of coil primary winding...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-13-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Peter
The A4 is a flathead. The valve stems and springs...

The A4 is a flathead. The valve stems and springs are accessed via a plate on the manifold side of the block. So no need to remove the head to adjust the valves.

Most engines are installed in...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-08-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Peter
Check and adjust valves Peter

Check and adjust valves

Peter
Forum: Fuel System 06-05-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By Peter
It is interesting that different folks have...

It is interesting that different folks have different experiences with ethanol gas.

Neil is in SoCal while Joe is in Maryland. I think Dr. Neptune was in a southern climate with his A4?

Could...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-03-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Peter
I once purchased some exhaust wrap online (low...

I once purchased some exhaust wrap online (low price) that gave off horrible fumes for a long time. I finally changed it out for a high quality wrap and the issue went away.

Not all exhaust wraps...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-14-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Peter
I took my bits and pieces to the plumbing supply...

I took my bits and pieces to the plumbing supply store to get black iron (NOT GALVANIZED) and they were able to rescue the flange and water injection point with heat and very large pipe wrenches. And...
Forum: Electrical 02-08-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Peter
Yes it is amazing that there are still people for...

Yes it is amazing that there are still people for whom thermodynamics and basic physics is a mystery.

Peter
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-20-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By Peter
Have you been checking the oil level? If it is...

Have you been checking the oil level? If it is oil smoke you should notice the oil level going down.

Peter
Forum: Fuel System 08-21-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Peter
No need to drain oil. A tiny amount may come...

No need to drain oil.

A tiny amount may come out

Peter
Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Peter
OPSS - oil pressure safety switch - cuts power to...

OPSS - oil pressure safety switch - cuts power to fuel pump if oil pressure gets too low. Good protection for engine and required by USCG

Fuel pressure - pump recommended by Moyer is rated for...
Forum: Fuel System 07-18-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,505
Posted By Peter
Don, Fuel-water separator first. If there is...

Don,

Fuel-water separator first. If there is water in the fuel it will make a mess of any filter that is not designed to deal with water.

Hope that helps,

Peter
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,151
Posted By Peter
One thing that has yet to be considered here is...

One thing that has yet to be considered here is the exhaust - it it was partially blocked it might permit the engine to run ok when not under load. This has been mentioned on other threads on this...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,022
Posted By Peter
Facet fuel pumps can be found at...

Facet fuel pumps can be found at aircraftspruce.ca - https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/eppages/facetgoldflo.php


Part number 05-10835

OPSS - quite a few on Amazon

Peter

PS - they...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,151
Posted By Peter
a fuel pressure gauge would be an excellent...

a fuel pressure gauge would be an excellent diagnostic tool for this issue.

If you watch it will running in gear and the fuel pressure remains solid, not a fuel delivery problem. If the pressure...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-02-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,022
Posted By Peter
That is a picture taken on a dead calm day in...

That is a picture taken on a dead calm day in about 10 feet of water just off Mason’s Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Incredible how clear the water was and how calm it was.

Better wake up!
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-02-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,022
Posted By Peter
Open to run engine, closed otherwise. In the...

Open to run engine, closed otherwise.

In the closed position it prevents fuel from siphoning out of the tank if a leak develops somewhere in the system. Valve is mandated by CG I believe.

Peter...
Forum: Fuel System 06-26-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By Peter
If you go this route make sure you use a metal...

If you go this route make sure you use a metal check valve - plastic can melt/burn...

If I had this issue I would plug the fuel line while working on carb. I feel the fewer joints there are in the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By Peter
I think we need to also take into account that...

I think we need to also take into account that the alternator is not 100% efficient. There will be losses due to belt friction, bearing friction, heat in the alternator, etc.
This site -...
Forum: Fuel System 05-27-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,505
Posted By Peter
Hi, I would replace all the fuel lines while...

Hi,

I would replace all the fuel lines while I was at it. Removing the old lines from barbed fittings often tears up the inside of the line leaving little chunks of rubber that can gum up the...
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