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Ok heres my problem:
Ive' got a 914 in a Europa and it wont go past about 3700RPM. It started after I removed and reinstalled the carbs to change out the float bowl gaskets. Ive been over it a dozen times and cant figure out what went wrong. its nice and smooth until about 36-3700rpm then it falls and stumbles, any help would be appreacted!
  • Re: 914 not making power

    by » 11 years ago


    Hi Nathan,

    If it started with the carb, that's where i would start and it sounds like a fuel delivery issue. what ever happened you have limited the carbs from passing more fuel so it runs out as you build the higher rpm. You may have bent the float arms or tweaked something else. I would pull both carbs and go over them inside and out. reset the float arm height, check for a bent float guide pin. If your not sure what to look for have a Rotax IRMT look at them. Did you pull the top of the carb off and get the diaphragm turned?

    Roger Lee
    LSRM-A & Rotax Instructor & Rotax IRC
    Tucson, AZ Ryan Airfield (KRYN)
    520-349-7056 Cell


  • Re: 914 not making power

    by » 11 years ago


    Nathan
    Check the float guide pins aren't out of parallel due to over torqued bowl.
    If the problem is already solved what was it?
    Mike G

  • Re: 914 not making power

    by » 11 years ago


    Hey guys,
    The problem was an over-torqued fuel bowl, the nut that secures the float bowl to the bottom of the carb was too close to the main jet and constricting the fuel flow. When the jet assembly was screwed into this nut and air was being blown through it you could hear and feel the constriction as it was being screwed down. Ive got fuel bowls ordered, in the mean-time ive backed off the torque a bit (but enough that it seals proprtly) and engine running has returned to normal. This has also solved the problem that started this whole mess, being a miss at full (115%) throttle. Thanks for the help and the insperation. ;)

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