Rogerck Posted February 1, 2012 Report Share Posted February 1, 2012 My partner and I had the rubber replacement completed recently. The plane flew normally, power, rpm, indicators, etc. for the first couple of hours. On the third flight out, after a couple of landings in the pattern, I experienced a power loss on climbout from full throttle to 4000 rpm. I was able to land the plane safely on the runway without incident. The problem turned out to be debris from the hose change that accumulated in the float bowl, and was creating a blockage of some sort under full power. Thanks, Roger Lee, for conferring with my mechanic to quickly diagnoss and remedy the culprit. My mechanic was mindful of not getting debris in the fuel system during the hose change. Despite his precautions, it happened anyway. Here is his suggestion for future changes: After the hoses have been completed and with the carb bowls off, let each carb drain a couple of gallons of fuel (into a container) to clear the lines of any junk. I'm sure some are doing this already, but I wanted to pass this along anyway. Roger Kuhn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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