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  • Re: Chocke 912 UL

    by » 11 years ago


    My 912UL does not have a choke but does use a primer. I do not have problems starting the engine. I know that this is not a typical set-up for these engines but it certainly works well for me and I don't understand why it is not used more frequently.

    Thank you said by: Lukas Eigenmann, leonard nolden

  • Re: Chocke 912 UL

    by » 11 years ago


    Yes, idle rpm ist 1400 1/min. and yes, if i inject fuel directly in to the synchronization nipples in the intake manifold the engine starts with out any problems. however i just think it should start with the choke as well, since it works on other 921 too. The installation of a primer would be considered a"major alteration" which ends up in a lot of paper work, plane grounding for two weeks and cost. :S

  • Re: Chocke 912 UL

    by » 11 years ago


    My 912UL only cold starts with the throttle fully closed and the choke fully engaged. It cranks for a second or two and then fires. I do have an electric fuel pump so that I can ensure that the float chambers are filled before starting.

    Depending upon the temperature the choke can be eased in slowly to maintain smooth running.

  • Re: Chocke 912 UL

    by » 11 years ago


    Good topic. My 912 UL starts with throttle at idle and full choke without any problems, in temperatures above freezing. When the temp gets down below zero° C I warm the engine and the oil tank. Here in Canada I fly in temps down to - 25°C which is OK as long as the engine oil temp is above 180 F and the cyl. heads are warm. After 600+ hrs on the engine it keeps on ticking away just fine. I've had some problems with a sticky choke on the left carb which scared me the first time it happened but it's OK now. I've been on skis all winter and its a blast.

  • Re: Chocke 912 UL

    by » 11 years ago


    Make sure that the carb is in the fully closed position otherwise the choke circuit will not work. Also, I have found that my 914 need to have reall clean and correctly gapped plugs to start easily in cold weather.

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