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Old 07-18-2017, 09:41 PM
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My carbs were just overhauled by California Power Systems, and they gave me new floats. See if they have any.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:25 AM
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Ueli - how accurate is your scale ? And how long did you have those floats sitting exposed to fuel ?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:21 PM
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I assume the scale is still accurate, it was when I got it about 2years ago.
The floats were exposed to gas for about 7 month.
I ordered some floats from California Power Systems, they expect some shipment in on Friday. Keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:47 PM
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I assume the scale is still accurate, it was when I got it about 2years ago.
The floats were exposed to gas for about 7 month.
I ordered some floats from California Power Systems, they expect some shipment in on Friday. Keep my fingers crossed.

Did you get your floats ? I just got two pair from CPS today and they do not have any dots. In fact, each float in the pair of floats look to be different runs. Letters look different and the dates are differing. I'm not a trusting person and I tend to think CPS is sending me old stock ? I found it strange that Lockwood is out of stock and CPS had them.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:50 PM
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I'm out of the country right now and won't be back until September 28.
But I got notified that the floats from CPS are on the way finally.
If it's still of value by then, I'll let you know what I received.

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Old 09-23-2017, 01:03 PM
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Did you get your floats ? I just got two pair from CPS today and they do not have any dots. In fact, each float in the pair of floats look to be different runs. Letters look different and the dates are differing. I'm not a trusting person and I tend to think CPS is sending me old stock ? I found it strange that Lockwood is out of stock and CPS had them.
I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered from CPS last June). My old floats weigh in at over 8 grams. The engine runs fine. I did get a gas odor briefly on a couple of flights, during full power climb or throttle closure to descend. That's why I did a weight check.

The new floats are exactly as described above. Two floats marked differently in each pair. No dots. No brass sleeve apparent. Pair A weigh in at 6.33 gr. Pair B weigh in at 6.31 gr.

I tend to be suspicious also, but Rotax has changed the float design so many times I will give benefit of the doubt that these are, in fact, the latest design. For now at least.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:21 AM
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I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered from CPS last June). My old floats weigh in at over 8 grams. The engine runs fine. I did get a gas odor briefly on a couple of flights, during full power climb or throttle closure to descend. That's why I did a weight check.

The new floats are exactly as described above. Two floats marked differently in each pair. No dots. No brass sleeve apparent. Pair A weigh in at 6.33 gr. Pair B weigh in at 6.31 gr.

I tend to be suspicious also, but Rotax has changed the float design so many times I will give benefit of the doubt that these are, in fact, the latest design. For now at least.
Thanks,
My new ones weigh 6.35 pair A and 6.27 pair B
Just got the scales so I don't know what the wet ones weigh yet. Weighed current wet before but the scales didn't go into the decimals (did show 3g each). One pair was very good 30cc on the flow test and the other was borderline 24cc. The 24cc drip tray is getting gas/fluid on it. I've yet to discover where the gas comes out of the carb to drip onto the tray. I "assume" a vent or something. Haven't looked it over much.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:33 AM
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This carb float issue is getting a little old....have just over100 hours on the Hobbs, complied with the Rotax SB (changed out perfectly functioning floats); upon landing @ Glendale, AZ (trip from Coeur d' Alene, ID) found left carb profusely leaking fuel...yup, another heavy float issue.

$200+ and waiting for CPS to get a new set to me. Guess I'll add another set to my on-board emergency parts bag at this rate of usage before bad.
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:43 PM
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Ric,

Are you based at GEU for the winter? Iím at Desert Hangar Owners #3/24. If you see a silver Buick parked at either stop by.

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Old 10-01-2017, 11:39 AM
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Like I said above: My new ones weigh 6.35 pair A and 6.27 pair B

The pair I just pulled out that barely passed the CC flow test weigh 5.8 soaking wet
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