So, we’re washing the fuel tanks to make sure we’ve gotten any debris out of them, as we keep having issues with junk getting to the fuel injectors. So, we filled one tank at a time and pumped it dry – into 5 gallon drums – and then strained the fuel through coffee filters. There was some debris in there, and on the scale of a 30 gallon tank, it wasn’t that bad. On the other hand, if you’re a tiny fuel injector, it was Not Good. We ran fuel through the pilot side 4 times before it ran clear, the copilot only needed 2 rinses. We’re also getting the spider valve and injectors cleaned professionally, and I’m pulling the fuel filter and servo filters and cleaning them in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. We probably won’t be able to fly again for another couple of days when our parts come back from the shop. In the meantime, I’m cleaning up some odds and ends. Airventure is just around the corner.

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Sunday June 15th, 2008 at 11:01 PM

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