My co-owner, Chad, and his wife were landing at Panama City Beach this past Wednesday after flying our CTsw down from Tennessee when the engine quit on final just as they passed over the runway threshold. After a quick attempt at a restart they thankfully made an uneventful landing and rolled to a stop. The engine would not start to taxi off the runway even though there were about 4.5 gallons of fuel remaining - all in the right wing. Fuel ran freely out the sump drain when Chad checked, but the engine still would not start until the plane was towed to the ramp and the left wing tank was refueled. A technician checked the tank vent tubes and the engine's fuel plumbing but found nothing amiss. Chad did an extended run-up followed by a solo trip around the pattern before they headed home today. Chad encountered no further problems getting home but observed again that 14 gallons were used from the left tank and only 3 from the right. The winds at altitude were light and variable, requiring no rudder or aileron trim - the ball of the turn indicator stayed pretty much centered.
How many others have encountered a similar issue?