Stacy Posted October 25, 2016 Report Share Posted October 25, 2016 Friday my wife and I flew from North central Missouri to a Dallas suburb. In a little over 4 hours of flying, the left tank had 3 gallons left and the right tank had 13 gallons remaining. On our return trip yesterday, fuel remaining per tank was about the same as it had been on Friday. I,ve only owned the plane about a month. The day I bought it, I flew it home 2.5 hours. Tanks were equal when I arrived at my home airport. Without looking at my log book, I think I've put about 15 hours on the plane on local flights. Except for the Dallas flights, the tanks have always stayed equal. Shortly before we arrived home, we learned that my elderly mother had been missing for a little over a day . After speaking to folks on the ground, I put 5 gallons in the low tank, giving me a total of 21 gallons. We flew for a couple hours, looking for her car at places we thought she might go. The engine ran rough for a very few seconds, the quit running. I advanced the throttle full, and leveled the wings. At 500 AGL, we were going to land very soon. I had started to trim the plane when the engine restarted. When we landed at the nearest airport, the left tank was dry, the right tank had over ten gallons in it. Soooo, what do you think is causing the uneven fuel feed. BTW, a lady saw a post that our daughter had put on Facebook, and called to tell us that my mother was at her home. Credit card charges, to my mom's card, showed that she had driven at least 100 miles. She was found just a few miles away. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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