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Published: Tuesday, March 12 2013 10:01 p.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

Fuel flow problems can relate to no fuel, especially since there was no fire at all. He was fortunate as he was probably doing what he liked best to do.

airnaut
Everett, 00

GUMP(P)

Gas
Undercarriage
Mixture
Pump
(Prop)

Low Fuel Flow?

I that case - it could have been:

Out of gas,
Selected wrong fuel tank,
too Lean of a Mixture (instead of Rich)
Didn't turn on the electric fuel boost pump

Water "may" have caused a momentary sputter, but I was always taught to rev it up a few times when switching fuel systems to "blow" out anything that may have settled in the fuel tank, or lines....and if there continued to be a problem, to go back to the previous setting.

Glad he he's O.K., could have been another phone call with bad news.

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