Bing 54 flooding at idle on decent
I have a cauna 3 cylinder motor with 3 bing 54 carbs. The engine runs great. It idles a little ruff. When on approach to land when pulling the throttle back to idle it will studder and stall, only while decending to land and no other time. If I keep the rpms up over idle it will not happen but I have to have a longer approach as I am still with some thrust and slowing down becomes harder.
I have tried to give extra fuel for choke to test if it was too much fuel or not enough as the problem but no change. I have also tried to catch it by giving throttle but can not always catch it before stall.
What could be the problem. It could be 1 or 2 of the carbs doing it and not all three.
I haven't messed with a Bing carb in over 20 years, so this may not apply, but a lot of the time flooding at idle is caused by the float valve being stuck open.
flod at idle
That is a good point but it will idle on the ground fine. It only happens in Neg G on decent. It must still be due to gas rising into the venturi but how if the floats are shut. Once on the ground it restarts fine and idles fine.
I don't know that engine or carb, but what you describe sounds like carb ice if it was in an 172 or similar.
Yes, neg G will stop the fuel flow in a float carburetor....
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I'm guessing you mean nose down in a descent. Most likely one carb bowl is overfilling, float level too high or a leaky needle valve/seat. Need to isolate which cylinder is being enrichened.
That sounds like the problem
That makes perfect sense. I have set all 3 exactly the same and I used to have a problem due to vibration of a carb every once in a while over filling and loosing fuel from the over flow vent. I thought it might be a sticky float shutoff needle not fully seating. But, because it was random I could not pin point the cause.
Thank you all for your help.
Could be the nose down attitude is putting one of the floats in a position in which it will bind up. A lot of times float problems are intermittent & a real pain to troubleshoot.
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