Fuel Survey

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Post by joea » Mon May 01, 2006 13:19

Tony Markl on the fAA email list has been running a survey on fuel and our Aeronca's. Lets see if we cannot increase the information he is getting. This will help all of us.


1. Name

2. Location State

3. Type of fuel (Auto/100LL/Mix)

4. MMO (if used and quanity and frequency)

5. Engine type / Time since TOH

6. Years using this procedure

7. Do you check for alcohol in the fuel? If so, how?

8. Have you had any stuck valves? If so what do you believe the cause was?

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Post by joea » Mon May 01, 2006 13:23

1. Joe Abrahamson

2. Arizona

3. Mostly use auto gas, but mix in some 100LL every 5-7 loads of fuel.

4. Have not been using MMO but will start in the future.

5. C85-12 and believe the engine is 5-600 hours since top overhaul.

6. Two years.

7. None other than the standard check I do with the fuel.

8. None and do not know of anyone else who has had problems with automotive fuels in their Aeronca.

As long as the fuel does not have any of the extra additives I feel that its safe to use in our planes.

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Post by mike newall » Mon May 01, 2006 14:02

1. Name Mike Newall

2. Location State UK

3. Type of fuel (Auto/100LL/Mix) 100LL

4. MMO (if used and quanity and frequency) Once every 2 months - 1 cup in a tank

5. Engine type / Time since TOH C-85-12, 100

6. Years using this procedure 1

7. Do you check for alcohol in the fuel? If so, how? N/A

8. Have you had any stuck valves? If so what do you believe the cause was? Yes, 100LL with no MMO !

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Post by pablo » Mon May 01, 2006 14:22

1. Pablo A. Pinzon
2. Oklahoma
3. 100 LL
4. No MMO
5. A65/ 120 hrs
6.What procedure??
7. No
8.No

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Re: Fuel Survey

Post by gcgilpin » Mon May 01, 2006 15:12

1. Name -- GORD GILPIN

2. Location State -- ONTARIO CANADA

3. Type of fuel (Auto/100LL/Mix) -- 25% 100LL / 75% MOGAS

4. MMO (if used and quanity and frequency) -- NOT USED

5. Engine type / Time since TOH -- C85-8F, 850 STOH

6. Years using this procedure -- 1

7. Do you check for alcohol in the fuel? If so, how? -- NO

8. Have you had any stuck valves? If so what do you believe the cause was? -- NO

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Post by jackshulerdds » Mon May 01, 2006 15:26

l. Doc Shuler

2.Londonderry, NH

3. Avgas

4.MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) Absolutely, per Roy Redman (see below)
4 oz per l0 gals, added to fuel.

5. 65hp cont., 478smoh, 90stoh

6. l and l/2 years.

7. No

8. No

9. Comments: She burns between 3.8 and 4.2 gph, and AVGAS in NH is now $4.41 a gallon. Roy Redman, owner of Rare Aircraft Ltd, Oneaida, MN, (he and his sons rebuilt the WACO that the AOPA gave away a few years back) where I bought the plane, advised never to use MOGAS because there is no law which compels the MOGAS makers to reveal which additives are in their product. Not so with AVGAS.

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Post by H Lee » Mon May 01, 2006 16:37

H Lee Berrier
NC
100LL
Some time
A65 350hrs
2 years
No
No stuck Valves

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Post by joea » Mon May 01, 2006 16:58

Joe here is my reply to survey

1. Name Alberto Gregori

2. Location State Scotland Europe

3. Type of fuel (Auto/100LL/Mix) As available usually 100LL

4. MMO (if used and quanity and frequency) Never

5. Engine type / Time since TOH A65 1650 hrs SMOH 350 STOH

6. Years using this procedure n/a

7. Do you check for alcohol in the fuel? If so, how? Yes water

8. Have you had any stuck valves? If so what do you believe the cause was? No

Comments: In UK some of the mogas has upto 10% alcohol depending on manufacturer.
Tend for this reason to use 100LL when straying far and higher, mogas fine for local pottering about

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Post by joea » Mon May 01, 2006 16:59

. Name:-- NF Farabaugh

2. Location State,=-- IN

3. Type of fuel (Auto/100LL/Mix)--100LL

4. MMO (if used and quanity and frequency)--2oz/5 Gal

5. Engine type / Time since TOH--O-200 Continental

6. Years using this procedure--4 years

7. Do you check for alcohol in the fuel? If so, how? no

8. Have you had any stuck valves? If so what do you believe the cause was? Yes, 100LL?


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Re: Fuel Survey

Post by Frank Castronovo » Mon May 01, 2006 17:47

1. Frank Castronovo

2. Ohio

3. 100LL

4. MMO at every fill-up, 2 oz. per 5 gals.

5. C-85-12, with O200 conversion. 357 hrs SMOH

6. 4 years

7. N/A

8. No stuck valves. As per Teledyne-Continental recommdations for using 100LL, idle on ground at no less than 1000 rpm, and lean at altitude. MMO may also help--been using it since the disappearance of 80 octane, and havn't had any problems.

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Post by steve page » Mon May 01, 2006 18:00

steve page
NH auto/100ll
65-8 con
no mmo
burn 3.2-3.8 gal an hour
I mix every 3rd tank with 100LL
never had any valve problems

I burn auto fuel most the time.But every 3rd or 4th tank I mix in 100LL.
been doing this for a couple years with no problems
I own and fly a Prewar 1941 65CA NC338888 super chief.Building new wings as we speak.Getting ready for a total rebuild.Thankfully I work in a shop that does this.So I will have alot of help

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Post by Tim Juhl » Mon May 01, 2006 18:15

1. Tim Juhl
2. East Michigan
3. 100 LL
4. MMO not used
5. C8512F 122 SMOH
6. 2
7. NA
8. No
Comments: Considering trying a 25% 100LL 75% Premium Mogas. C150 owner has used such a mix for several years without problems.

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Post by Ron Babos » Mon May 01, 2006 19:35

1 Ron Babos
2 Ontario Canada
3 100LL and mix sometimes @25% of 100
4 Use MMO per instructions
5 A-65 with 100 hrs since major
6 Two years
7 Test for ethenol in gas using water and fuel in clear bottle.
8 No stuck valves with the Milleniums so far
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Post by Roger Anderson » Mon May 01, 2006 20:41

roger anderson

shelbyville, TN.

mostly auto fuel (Amoco or BP middle grade). 100LL when away from home field.

yes...use MMO every tank. 4 onces to 10 gal.

A65, 875 SMOH, 425 STOH

4 1/2 years using auto fuel (since I've owned it)

I've never checked for alcohol in fuel. Don't use other brands of fuel.

No stuck valves.

I've been running this engine for 4 1/2 years since I bought the Chief (about 430 hrs.) . Runs good on auto fuel. Plugs are clean and no stuck valves. Do use MMO.

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Post by MikeB » Mon May 01, 2006 22:02

Mike Berg

Northwest Wisconsin

Generally use auto fuel, but mix in 100LL on occasion. Never had problems with any fuel in the Champ. When I had my Cherokee 100LL seemed to foul the plugs.

Very seldom use MMO

Engine type is A65 with 140 hrs SMOH

Have used auto fuel for about 20 years.

Seldom check for alcohol; but if I do I use the water method. Alway buy my fuel from the same Cenex station and their pumps are marked accordingly.

Never had stuck valves on any of my aircraft in 25 years of ownership. One of our flying club Champs with a A65 did have a stuck valve once. We dropped the valve into the cylinder and cleaned the valve guide with a guide cleaner and drill. Not sure of the cause; but might have been inactivity.
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