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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Fuel pump failure Reply with quote

Greetings Pulsar drivers,

The mechanical fuel pump failed during my most recent flight, not on the fuel side but on the oil side. I lost oil pressure crossing to downwind at my home airport and was able to pull power and land without incident. Unless you want to call oil all over the engine compartment (especially co-pilot side) and drooling out of the cowl to coat the underbelly an incident. I originally thought it must be a blown oil hose but finding none, finally traced it to the lower weep hole of the fuel pump.

My questions to the group:
  1. Have you ever had or heard of a fuel pump failure of this type?
  2. Is there a recommend non-Rotax replacement part that might be cheaper than the $176 Rotax part?


Jim
N623JF
Rotax 912S


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Fuel pump failure Reply with quote

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Jim,
Quite the lucky incident, glad you weren't hurt.

Best Regards, Bill
C: 512-415-2991
On 6/25/2018 12:21 PM, Jim Fillman wrote:

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Greetings Pulsar drivers,

The mechanical fuel pump failed during my most recent flight, not on the fuel side but on the oil side. I lost oil pressure crossing to downwind at my home airport and was able to pull power and land without incident. Unless you want to call oil all over the engine compartment (especially co-pilot side) and drooling out of the cowl to coat the underbelly an incident. I originally thought it must be a blown oil hose but finding none, finally traced it to the lower weep hole of the fuel pump.

My questions to the group:
  1. Have you ever had or heard of a fuel pump failure of this type?
  2. Is there a recommend non-Rotax replacement part that might be cheaper than the $176 Rotax part?


Jim
N623JF
Rotax 912S


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Fuel pump failure Reply with quote

Rotax issued a SB a few years back and offered a kit that required shipping back the old pumpI replaced mine at that time for $100. The part number is listed below on the outside chance theyre still in stock somewhere.

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Good luck!

Phil


From: owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com [mailto:owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com] On Behalf Of Jim Fillman
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 4:33 PM
To: pulsar-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: RE: Fuel pump failure



No, it was original with my engine from 2009 timeframe. Why do you ask?

From: owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com <owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com> On Behalf Of Phil Ishmael
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 3:28 PM
To: pulsar-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: RE: Fuel pump failure



Was it the newer Corona style pump?

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Phil


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Subject: Fuel pump failure



Greetings Pulsar drivers,

The mechanical fuel pump failed during my most recent flight, not on the fuel side but on the oil side. I lost oil pressure crossing to downwind at my home airport and was able to pull power and land without incident. Unless you want to call oil all over the engine compartment (especially co-pilot side) and drooling out of the cowl to coat the underbelly an incident. I originally thought it must be a blown oil hose but finding none, finally traced it to the lower weep hole of the fuel pump.

My questions to the group:
  1. Have you ever had or heard of a fuel pump failure of this type?
  2. Is there a recommend non-Rotax replacement part that might be cheaper than the $176 Rotax part?


Jim
N623JF
Rotax 912S


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Fuel pump failure Reply with quote

Jim,
I have a brand new fuel pump - - extra.  Bought when others were having a problem. Never needed it.
I'll look at it this PM for the numbers and let you know exactly what it is.
Stopped flying 390XP after my 85th B'day. I know I can fly just as well as when I was 84, but others - - - - - - 
I pulled the engine out of my Pulsar just this afternoon. The 912 UL is for sale.
My son (( a Delta 777 and RV-6 pilot )) and I are exploring converting the Pulsar to electric. 
We don't know what to hell we are doing, but hey,, it's an experimental, isn't it ? ? ? 
Bernie Wilder

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Jim Fillman <pilot623(at)gmail.com (pilot623(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:

Greetings Pulsar drivers,
 
The mechanical fuel pump failed during my most recent flight, not on the fuel side but on the oil side. I lost oil pressure crossing to downwind at my home airport and was able to pull power and land without incident. Unless you want to call oil all over the engine compartment (especially co-pilot side) and drooling out of the cowl to coat the underbelly an incident. I originally thought it must be a blown oil hose but finding none, finally traced it to the lower weep hole of the fuel pump.
 
My questions to the group:
 
  1. Have you ever had or heard of a fuel pump failure of this type?
  2. Is there a recommend non-Rotax replacement part that might be cheaper than the $176 Rotax part?

 
Jim
N623JF
Rotax 912S



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Fuel pump failure Reply with quote

Bernie,

That would be great if it’s a match. The number stamped on it is 08-002579.

Jim

From: owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com <owner-pulsar-list-server(at)matronics.com> On Behalf Of Bernard Wilder
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 4:43 PM
To: Pulsar Net <pulsar-list(at)matronics.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel pump failure

Jim,



I have a brand new fuel pump - - extra. Bought when others were having a problem. Never needed it.



I'll look at it this PM for the numbers and let you know exactly what it is.


Stopped flying 390XP after my 85th B'day. I know I can fly just as well as when I was 84, but others - - - - - -

I pulled the engine out of my Pulsar just this afternoon. The 912 UL is for sale.

My son (( a Delta 777 and RV-6 pilot )) and I are exploring converting the Pulsar to electric.

We don't know what to hell we are doing, but hey,, it's an experimental, isn't it ? ? ?

Bernie Wilder





On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Jim Fillman <pilot623(at)gmail.com (pilot623(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:

Greetings Pulsar drivers,

The mechanical fuel pump failed during my most recent flight, not on the fuel side but on the oil side. I lost oil pressure crossing to downwind at my home airport and was able to pull power and land without incident. Unless you want to call oil all over the engine compartment (especially co-pilot side) and drooling out of the cowl to coat the underbelly an incident. I originally thought it must be a blown oil hose but finding none, finally traced it to the lower weep hole of the fuel pump.

My questions to the group:
  1. Have you ever had or heard of a fuel pump failure of this type?
  2. Is there a recommend non-Rotax replacement part that might be cheaper than the $176 Rotax part?


Jim
N623JF
Rotax 912S



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