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by cirimj82
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Injector Solenoid
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Injector Solenoid

With the great help of GimpyPilot (thank you!), I was able to pinpoint my FADEC Caution flicker to my #4 fuel injector. I switched my #2 & #4 injector and the EGT's were about 230 on the #2 vs 1100's on the rest (1700 RPM's), which confirmed #4 was bad. On Monday, my mechanic will be running thi...
by cirimj82
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: FADEC Caution flicker

Slight update to this, I’ve changed both fuel filters and also a gasket that was leaking on the #4 intake manifold right by the fuel injector. I’m still guessing it’s an injector. After Gimpypilot’s excellent description of how to clean it, I’m thinking I’ll need a little help and my mechanic is a l...
by cirimj82
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker
Replies: 6
Views: 111

FADEC Caution flicker

Wondering if anyone has an answer to an issue with my XL-2. I use the Liberty to instruct and when its healthy I couldn't be happier. Students have a tendency to treat it a little rough and I am getting a flicker, usually a couple hundred feet after takeoff, of the FADEC Caution light. This is usual...
by cirimj82
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0

Follow up to this. Turns out there was some oil that had gotten into a connector causing the FADEC Caution. These connectors are located right below the oil filer and against the firewall. After a cleaning with some contact cleaner, it seems to be working pretty good. The EGT/CHT is intermittent but...
by cirimj82
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Tow Bar with wheel pants
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Tow Bar with wheel pants

Does anyone know where I can get a Towbar for my XL2? I have the wheel pants installed and it seems every towbar I try doesn't fit around the front. I have seen the post on here with the towbar from WAG aero, but I called them and they don't make it one anymore.
by cirimj82
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Airport Elevation
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Airport Elevation

Just wondering, but what is the highest airport everyone has taken off from with Max Gross Weight? I’m in Texas so density altitude plays a part but not actual altitude.
by cirimj82
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0

My mechanic is running the diagnostic software as I type this. I am really keeping my fingers crossed that its the wiring harness and not the ECU. I will update when I get an answer. Thanks for your help Bob.
by cirimj82
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0

Thanks Bob, I’m really hoping it’s the wiring harnesses and not the ECU. The VM1000 is showing 0 for both the CHT and EGT on cylinder 1. 2-4 are showing normal. I’m not a mechanic but I will pass along your suggestion of “ Did you ohm/ring out the low voltage harness servicing the #1 fault?” to my m...
by cirimj82
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

EGT/CHT cylinder 1 reads 0

On a flight from Kansas to Texas, I was at 8,000 ft when a yellow FADEC Caution light flickered and I felt slight engine roughness. I quickly decreased the RPM where it seemed to fix the problem. I flew at a slower speed for a while and then started getting it again. Chose to divert to a airport in ...
by cirimj82
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Interest in XL2; other DFW users?
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Interest in XL2; other DFW users?

Paperbirds, you are in luck. I just purchased an XL-2 a couple weeks ago and I am in McKinney, where I do flight instruction. If you want to give me a call my number is 832-330-7071