[Public-List] A4 engine news
mpcylinderheads at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 05:14:49 PDT 2013
Congrads on easy fix...I try to add a few drops of air tool oil around
cable bases every so often... so far so good.
On Jul 18, 2013 8:03 AM, "Gordon Laco" <mainstay at csolve.net> wrote:
> Hello friends,
> We went racing last night as usual.... On the way back in, motoring against
> a fairly stiff head wind because one of my crew members had to get ashore
> sooner than later, SURPRISE¹s A4 was doing what it¹s been doing for some
> time this summer; namely running smoothly but without the power to drive
> when the throttle was opened.
> I was thinking about fuel flow, dirty air filter, loss of compression, all
> the things expensive and not, that might cause a loss of power.
> I gave the helm to one of the guys, dropped down into the cabin and opened
> the engine¹s covers. Noticed the throttle lever didn¹t seem to be much
> advanced. I pulled on it and found it very stiff. I disconnected the
> Teleflex cable at the throttle and instantly the engine picked up with a
> Presto problem found. The Teleflex cable is stiff. I¹d noticed for
> time it seemed to be getting stiff up in the cockpit, but the change was so
> gradual I hadn¹t understood that it had reached the point where it wasn¹t
> moving the lever on the carb properly.
> The same thing happened to the cable actuating the gear shift a few years
> ago lubricating the cable where it came out of the sheath with
> oil resolved the issue. I¹ll do the same with the throttle.
> #426 Surprise
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