Joe Donohue
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Mini header tank venting

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The mini header tank has 2 threaded ports on the top for fuel from each tank. I know of one person who has used one of those ports for venting and placed a T fitting in the other to run both tanks…Continue

601xl with Viking mini tank

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Donohue Jan 2. 2 Replies

I’m installing a Viking 130 on my 601xlb. Interested to know how any low wingers vented the mini headertank at the mini header tank.Continue

Viking 130 in a 601XLB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schmidt Dec 3, 2022. 11 Replies

My Jabiru 3300 destroyed itself at 773 hrs last month so I’m considering the Viking 130 as a replacement. Any advice from 601/650 owners would be greatly appreciated. I’m at I17 Piqua, Oh if anyone…Continue

Broken stud #5 cyl, Jabiru 3300

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Donohue Oct 10, 2022. 2 Replies

After putting a little over 20 hours in 4 days I got back home to find oil all over the aircraft belly and lower cowling. After cleaning I found the #5 cyl lower rear stud nut had broken off. I’m not…Continue

 

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Mini header tank venting

The mini header tank has 2 threaded ports on the top for fuel from each tank. I know of one person who has used one of those ports for venting and placed a T fitting in the other to run both tanks into it. Has anyone tried anything different? I’m considering drilling and taping another hole to use as a vent back to the tanks.See More
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601xl with Viking mini tank

I’m installing a Viking 130 on my 601xlb. Interested to know how any low wingers vented the mini headertank at the mini header tank.See More
Jan 1
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Viking 130 in a 601XLB

My Jabiru 3300 destroyed itself at 773 hrs last month so I’m considering the Viking 130 as a replacement. Any advice from 601/650 owners would be greatly appreciated. I’m at I17 Piqua, Oh if anyone in the area would be willing to let me see their installation. On Viking’s site I found 2 601xls close by, I. Reznor in Lebanon, Oh and R. Monroe in Yorktown, In.See More
Nov 27, 2022
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Broken stud #5 cyl

After putting a little over 20 hours in 4 days I got back home to find oil all over the aircraft belly and lower cowling. After cleaning I found the #5 cyl lower rear stud nut had broken off. I’m not sure how or why and if I can fix it myself. Any thoughts or suggestions?See More
Oct 10, 2022
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Voltage Regulator replacement AVC1

I had a the ground wire from the B&C crowbar melt today with a little smoke on start up. I rewired the crowbar from ground to the master switch and it is working ok. Is anyone using the AVC1 advanced voltage controller to replace the voltage regulator and crowbar ? My electric system has been pretty reliable for over 700 hrs however  this happened on a cross country and wound up in Wichitafor 2 days. Hoping to get back in the air tomorrow.See More
Oct 8, 2022
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Jun 18, 2022
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Jabiru 3300a distributor and Rotor button p/n’s

Looking for distributor and rotors from other than Jabiru. Has anyone found these items or equivalent in the auto world?See More
Jun 1, 2022
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Oil pressure reading with engine shut down

Probably a dumb question but this is the first time I’ve noticed that my oil pressure on the Dynon 120shows 33 lbs with the engine off and hasn’t run in a day. Is it reading barometric pressure?See More
May 30, 2022
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Rotor button adhesive

The Jabiru engine maintenance manual calls for “a small batch of 5- minute epoxy adhesive combined with a small amount of fiber (such as cotton fiber flock).”  Can anyone give me the name of the products you have used for the replacement of the rotor button?See More
May 18, 2022
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Oil cooler adapter installation

i have oil seeping from the oil cooler adapter where it mates with the engine block. Besides a new o ringis anyone using Teflon paste, gasket RTV or lock tite on the matting surfaces to prevent leaks or seeps?i can’t find the install for the adapter in any of the manuals.See More
Mar 22, 2022
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Nose gear upper and lower bearings lube

What are you using to lube the upper and lower nose gear bearings?See More
Oct 21, 2021
Joe Donohue posted a discussion

Flap gear box lubrication

Does the flap gear box require servicing with oil or grease if so when and with what? I can’t find anything in the maintenance manual.
Sep 30, 2021
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Push rod tube leaking oil

My 3300A s/n 1003 just started leaking oil from the #1 cylinder forward push rod tube at the crankcase. Looks like a pretty easy fix but just looking for anyone who has removed the cylinder head to replace the push rod tube o rings for tips, tricks and advice.See More
Sep 4, 2021
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Ivoprop

Anyone have an Ivoprop in flight adjustable pitch on there Jabiru? See More
Jul 6, 2021
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Vernier throttle cable for a 601 with a Jabiru 3300

I’m wanting to put a vernier throttle cable on my 601 with a Jabiru 3300. Has anyone tried something other than the McFarline cable?See More
May 25, 2021
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Jabiru 3300 generation serial numbers

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a list of the 3300 generations 1 2 3 and 4 serial numbers but I can’t find it.can I get some help please.See More
Apr 28, 2021

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