Thank you SO MUCH!! I haven't been able to reply to this forum for some reason lately. I have all the hoses and fittings already. You're right wypaul, that SB does apply to all 912's. If you're on the Kitfox owner's group on facebook we have a really interesting discussion going about engine oil.
Thanks wypaul for the concern. I would be running only MOGAS as I couldn't afford avgas anyway... This SB by rotax states that if using MOGAS full synthetic oil (Which is what I bought) should be used. https://www.experimentalaircraft.info/doc/rotax/si-18-1997-r5.pdf
Chris, check out the link JimChuck posted, Mobil 1 5-w30 is the recommended oil for the 912 and is on sale right now at O'Reilly's . I also just learned today that the spark plugs are a 16mm deep socket and are tightened to 177 inch/lbs. I'm going to start working on the engine in ernest soon. Does anyone know where I can find a exhaust bend for the pilot's side? They seem really expensive from rotax...
If anyone wants to know what motor oil a 912uls uses, I just picked up 3 quarts of 5-w30 Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil from O' Reily's. for $9.99 a quart. I am also still looking for new blades for my 72" IVO ultralight, although I did just contact someone on Barnstormers who has a two-blade Magnum for $300.
So grove just responded to this e-mail I sent: Hello, I have a model III Kitfox with Grove Gear that was involved in a accident. The pilot’s side has been bent in about 2 inches. The serial number is HH604-75, is it possible straighten these gear or will I have to replace them.
Thank you, Nile McMillion
And I got this response: Hi Nile,
Unfortunately, your gear was manufactured by Hammer Head and not Grove. As it is no longer cost effective for us to repair that manufacturers gear, we recommend you order a new one. Thank you,
Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems Inc. Does anyone know anything about this? I can't find anything online except for a Hammer Head Aviation that only makes composite parts like cowlings and wheel pants. Also what Oil Cooler are you running on your 912? Mine is a Earl's Performance Products oil cooler but it needs to be replaced. Any help is appreciated!
Alright! Tubing is on its way! BTW has anyone ever tried straightening Grove Gear? The pilot's side is bent in about ~4-5 inches. What are your opinions on Grive vs Cabane vs Standard? Does anyone have a set of gear they would be willing to part with for cheap?
It's been a long time since I've posted anything on here, but thanks to the amazing amount of support I've been blessed with from my GoFundMe campaign, I am happy to say that I will be ordering the 4130 Tubing I need from A.S. this week. I would love to get your opinions on anything you would do differently or anything else I should order. Thanks for your support!