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  1. Ed, those pics are so splendid,, you've been trained at NatGeo, right?
  2. Dear Anticept, Thanks for your contribution to the discussion. This problem of oil remains a total mystery. The only plausible option is what you said: Some extra oil might have been added by someone.
  3. A little update: Today I changed lubrication oil, oil filter, floats and float chamber gaskets and ran the engine but didn’t fly. Engine ran smooth and nice for twenty minutes at 2200rpm then five minutes at 3000 rpm. No leaks from float chambers or from oil tank. I kept the used oil to measure how much it was. There is no fuel smell or anything strange in the used oil. The only thing that I now suspect is that someone in the hangar might have rotated propeller opposite wise and inserted air in the oil circuit. Could that be a possible cause of the dramatic overflow I got?
  4. Dear AuntPeggy and Ed, Thanks for your prompt replies and valuable thoughts. When I changed the oil four months ago I thought I did it properly: I ran the engine to warm up the oil then switched it off, rotated the propeller after switching engine off, opened the oil tank from the bottom and gave time to the oil (still warm) to drain, then I changed the oil filter, replaced tank bottom cap and filled the oil (a little less than 3 litres). I didn’t rotate the propeller while the tank was empty of its oil, and I wouldn’t suggest doing this because it might insert air in the circuit which would be a pain to chase afterwards. Good to know that 0,67Grs difference Is not important enough to replace the floats. Nevertheless, now that I took off the float chambers I will replace the gaskets. Any additional thoughts welcome.
  5. Hi Gentlemen, As stated in subject, I got this overflow. It was yesterday when I wanted to fly for the first time after about two and a half months break. When I manually turned the propeller for the gurgle, oil overflew from the oil tank and spilled on the ground. I checked the oil tank and it was too full indeed. Last time I did the oil change it was about four months ago. I remember I put the required amount of oil and flew the plane a couple of times without problem. As I am almost sure oil doesn't multiply like bread, which even not any one can come along and start multiplying, some other fluids like cooling liquid or fuel might have entered oil circuit in some way. I Checked cooling and it appeared clean and in the right quantity. So I am wondering if fuel could get there and increase oil quantity enough to bring it to overflow? For info, fuel lock was actioned, so if it works fine fuel shouldn’t have been able to get through. I checked the floaters of the carburettor and one of the four displayed an overweight of 0.67 Grs compared to the other three. In all cases I plan to order new floaters tomorrow Monday (man they don’t come cheap). Can the floaters be one of the possible causes for this overflow? Can fuel pump leak too and let fuel go into engine and go into lubricating oil? Any other reason you see or imagine that can be the cause of this overflow? Many thanks in advance for stopping by and for your thoughts. PS: it's a Rotax 912S
  6. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Looking for someting like this (sth netted) to cap over the EFIS input where there will be no connection to static port. Should you come across sth like this please share the link
  7. CT2K

    T Coupler

    I guess there should be at least some net-like fitting that can be used over EFIS static opening to prevent a spider or a bug from housing there
  8. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Mike, Many thanks for your input. Given my CT2K is similar to yours in that way, I will install my AvMap Ultra EFIS without connection to a static since there is none, I will just leave that entry open. Is your EFIS behaving properly and giving you satisfaction despite the absence of a static port?
  9. CT2K

    T Coupler

    interestingly the altimeter has always worked fine since I got the plane 3 years ago, and still does although not connected to anything. The same goes for the Vario (vertical speed indicator): it is not connected to anything and works just fine. @Jacques: Bonjour Mr Jacques. Long time no hear. Nice to see your comment and thanks for the pics, it’s only now that I SEEL what à static port looks like on the CT. Well, I don’t seem to have this port.
  10. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Sorry for the delay. Any pictures would be very useful because I can’t find the static port on my CT. Today I went to the hangar, unscrewed the instrument panel and looked behind to discover that the altimeter is not connected to anything and didn’t find’ anything that looks lîke a static port. Please help with some pictures of your statics.
  11. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Will have a look in the very bottom of the fuselage. Many thanks.
  12. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Thank you so much guys for stopping by and contributing. That video was really very helpful. Again thanks. Now please forgive this stupid question: Apart from the airspeed pitoI don't see any static port stretching out of my CT. I wonder where should the static connection on the Avmap (see picture) should go?
  13. CT2K

    T Coupler

    Just purchased an AvMAp Ultra EFIS. User and installation manual says "Installation ... is supported by mean of a T coupler (not included in the Ultra box)". Any place you would kindly recommend to get this T Coupler, please? Here is a picture of the installation diagram:
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