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Old 04-29-2018, 08:10 PM
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Green gunk is most likely fule dye, probably would be a good idea to blow it out.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:27 PM
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Green gunk is most likely fule dye, probably would be a good idea to blow it out.
I was thinking oil but fuel is more likely, to your point.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:38 AM
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After having my carb heat door assy wear badly I replaced my carb heat cable with a button-lock cable, an Aircraft Spruce A-700. When the carb heat is off, the door is now tight against the housing and doesn't vibrate. That has really helped.
The button-lock cable will also hold a partial heat setting for carbureted lean-of -peak operation.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:16 AM
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My non-RV has an ARB Carb Ice Detector from Spruce. It reliably tells me when ice is beginning to form. Small amounts of carb heat can clear it at that point, so your locking cable is a good idea.

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Old 11-18-2018, 08:52 AM
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Default 700 hrs - no detectable wear on linkage

seems to be holding up well. all original except for cotter pin. baffle mat'l has slight wear on the pilot side.





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Old 04-27-2019, 08:39 PM
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Default 750 hrs no detectable wear

everything looks good.





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Old 07-22-2020, 09:54 PM
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no wear that I can detect by hand.





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I ended all the issues with the wire Push Pull cable by going to a cable with a threaded end. I use a rod end fitting. No Mickey Mouse issues. This is an important control and this isn't a place compramise.
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I ended all the issues with the wire Push Pull cable by going to a cable with a threaded end. I use a rod end fitting. No Mickey Mouse issues. This is an important control and this isn't a place compramise.
What did you use to replace the push pull cable? I have had problems with my carb heat cable (wore out the hole in the door lever and now the cable broke).

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Old 01-17-2021, 07:01 PM
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my cable and everything else here is original. 850 hrs. no wear. perfect condition.
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