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24 Apr 2017 12:55 #903 by Larry Snyder
Larry Snyder replied the topic: Crash in Georgia
No, the filter can send lint directly into the carb. The gascolator and fuel pump screen remove debris from the fuel, not the air.

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24 Apr 2017 12:40 #902 by Steve McNew
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a guy I know had the arm on his fuel pump reinstalled wrong - it didn't pump into the fuselage tank - leaving him in a bean field. - may have thought he could make it home, but didn't. -Shouldn't the filter screen in the gascolator catch the paper lint from that air filter??

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10 Apr 2017 09:45 #874 by Larry Snyder
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I hadn't thought of sticking valves. Do they actually cause engine failure? Maybe loss of power. I had one stick but it was not completely stuck and would clear up after a minute or two of running.

My ideas are:

1. out of gas
2. improper fuel management (out of gas, but some in wing tank with valve off)
3. fuel pump failure (another out of gas scenario)2. water in gas
4. swollen/clogged fuel lines
5. loose sloshing compound
6. lint from paper air filter entering carb
7. stuck valve (just added)
8. catastrophic engine failure (broken connecting rod, crank, etc.)

Any others?

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10 Apr 2017 08:55 #873 by Jack Arthur
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Larry the most common one that I have seen over the years is stuck valves. I do not think that many mechanics know that you can ream the valve guides without removing the cylinders. If a small continental engine has sat for very long I would strongly recommend reaming the guides.

Jack

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09 Apr 2017 10:14 #872 by Larry Snyder
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N99716. Registration pending. What'a shame. I'm going to put an article in the next Capers about what can cause engine failure. Ideas?

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09 Apr 2017 08:46 #871 by Kevin Gassert
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Forced landing.

Kevin

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