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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Quote Originally Posted by chipallen View Post
    I replaced the entire line.
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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Chip
    What happened to you when the line failed?
    First the engine quits and then you are on fire???
    Bill

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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    I also had my primer line break at the gascolatir. At about 200 hours. I thought this was unique to me and my installation but appears it's getting to be what you could call common. At very minimum I like Troy's idea for stabilizing the unit to reduce vibration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I also had my primer line break at the gascolatir. At about 200 hours. I thought this was unique to me and my installation but appears it's getting to be what you could call common. At very minimum I like Troy's idea for stabilizing the unit to reduce vibration.
    Might be a good idea to do both the 4" coil and stabilize the gascolator or reinforce the firewall at the gascolator.

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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Right. I've got a 4" coil in already but wonder like someone said if 2 coils wouldn't have been a lot better.

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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Hi, Bill! Actually, I discovered the issue at preflight, so never had a chance to make it a glider.
    Chip Allen
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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    In 6 years of operation on the west coast i have never needed to use the primer. May be easier for some folks to disconnect and cap the primer line. Anyone know a source for a cap fitting that would plug the primer adapter fitting?
    Bob Anderson, CC11-00316, N382RA

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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    It's a 1/8 npt. I wondered the same thing as two pump of the throttle works so well. We will see how I make out this winter. -2c yesterday and it still fired right up.


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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
    It's a 1/8 npt. I wondered the same thing as two pump of the throttle works so well. We will see how I make out this winter. -2c yesterday and it still fired right up.


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    If you can make it through the winter in Alberta without using the primer we have the answer.
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    Default Re: Broken fuel line at gascolator

    Quote Originally Posted by turbopilot View Post
    If you can make it through the winter in Alberta without using the primer we have the answer.
    can a poly line not be used instead of rigid copper? There must be a reason or I guess they would have designed it that way.

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