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Old 06-11-2017, 08:40 AM
xcflyn xcflyn is offline
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Mancos, Colorado
Posts: 3
Default dreaded fuel pressure and GRT Q/s

Hi my name is Dan. I am taking the first step (post one) in admitting I have a problem I cant control. Flying consumes my life, when I am away I think about it, crave it, find a way to get my High (generally near hypoxic at 14,500') and then repeat. Not sure what to do so I bought a second plane, a RV8 to try to overdose and put a end to this problem. Then I found vans air force where many have the same problem and learned to live with it - I am alive and living with my addiction and it does control me but I have accepted that I alone can not beat this, instead I will cure and cope in the cyber world with my fellow Vans addicts and life will be fine.
Then on a more serious note, I did buy this sweet RV to help my A-B flying at about 2x the speed of my Maule and a gallon or two less an hour while doing it. MY issues are more flashing lights then my last Christmas tree in 2002 (youngest grew up and moved out- I don't have to have a tree). My biggest gripe is now a low fuel pressure warning. Fine with Boost pump on (12+) but drops to 0-2 in flight. Book says .5 for the carbed Lycoming is fine. I have a GRT 2000/4000 and the sport. All show the same pressure so I am assuming it is the sender or actually a bad mechanical pump at 550hrs. The fact my gauges don't show in points makes it a little bit of a guessing game, like am I at .9 and it shows Zero ? The EIS I find a bit of a PIA to work with, much rather have a JPI any day. But the real question to this minute of your life I wasted having you read this. Is there a part number from Spruce or other of a sender that maybe works better and is more accurate ? I am going to do a pressure test with my A&P this week and see what there gauge shows compared to the panel just to be sure it is not the pump. Great forum, I really don't spend too much time on the forums as I have this thing called a J.O.B. that combined with my addiction and my W.I.F.E. doesn't leave me with a ton of free time. Cant remember what we did 25 years ago but it sure is nice to have advice at your finger tips.
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