It looks like I’m joining the “club” myself. I’ve been having rough engine in mid-range and now rough idle after hot restart. 5500 rpm cruise remains very smooth. Yesterday’s flight had a slight fuel vapor smell in initial climb. These floats are original with 425TT using 93E10 exclusively.
I’d like to use Marvel-Schebler floats but they are unavailable. Last we heard they are redesigning to achieve 7-gram weight. So, I placed an order with LEAF for 861-189 floats and new bowl gaskets. $345...
I’ll install floats later this week and report back on condition/weights of floats as removed. The old floats will be left out to “dry” and then stowed in the airplane to be used on-the-road if necessary.
Hinckley, Ohio (1OA2)
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 425
LSRM-A Certificate 2016
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
and MJ Stricker (Flight Instructor) - 1st Lt./Captain B-17H