RE: OS 75AX rebuild- question for Bax
you didnt read the post properly. The compression problems (probably resulting from misguidance in my first year of flying when I was sill learning) will need me to change the piston and liner. Thats $109.
In addition, threads for the carb retaining screw are damaged. I had fitted this in with some sealent around the screw but now want a proper solution. In the US, you have your garage tools to work on any thing that needs to be worked on, so getting something done from a workshop is expensive. But in India, I can still get it done fairly cheaply if the materials are available and its not too difficult a job.
If I get a replacement carb body, thats $40
Wen I looked up the 75ax carb yesterday, it listed as available late Sept. But they seem to have stock now. Its not that cheap really- on the $150 stuff (carb + piston-liner), I have to pay $10 shipping and then $50 customs duty. And even after all that, I may get it in a month, if at all. After all this, I still have to hope the engine will run properly with these. So, if it gets to $150, I should be considering getting a engine which is $209 anyway