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Old 12-01-2017, 09:53 PM
MrSparkle MrSparkle is offline
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Default Rotax 912 200hr Carb Removal & Inspection

Approaching 400 hours which means a 200 hour maintenance/inspection. One item is the removal and inspection of the carbs; is the intent to fully or partially disassemble the carburetors?

If the carbs are to be disassembled, I don't feel comfortable doing this (actually I'm okay taking them apart, its the putting back together that gives me pause) and would appreciate suggestions on who I can trust with this work. Both positive and negative experiences would be appreciated, also shipping advice.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Ian Heritch
San Antonio, Tx

RV-12, N417E, Randy Pflanzer's Red Venom 2
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:12 AM
h&jeuropa h&jeuropa is offline
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Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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I use Leading Edge Airfoils and have been very satisfied.

After I took the class there and saw what they do including removing all the plugs in the castings and reinstalling them with epoxy, I decided I'd rather have someone who rebuilds these carbs everyday and has all the cleaning equipment do it, not me. They will also incorporate any of the running changes.

Jim Butcher
Rotax 914
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:48 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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I used a west coast maintenance center for ROTAX. They swapped my choke modules which made starting almost impossible. I took everything apart myself to find their screw up and fixed it. Just because you deal with a big name donít expect theyíll get it right. Next time Iíll use Lockwood for overhaul.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:13 AM
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I second Lockwood Aviation. They have done my 5 times over the years.
Hint: Remove the throttle arms, with the cables connected, from the carbs. Leave them in the airplane. That way it will be close when re-sinking the carbs when you reinstall them. Furthermore you can remove the choke arms to, but there is a special trick to that maneuver.
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