There are some things that just should keep you up at night. The ASP 46 started on the second starter blip and ran great. I ran what I thought was a tankful of fuel through it while having it run very rich with no 2-cycling. Fueled up again and the idle was so good I did a bit of taxing. One of the wheel retainers fell off and I replaced that with a wheel collar, making a mental note to replace the other one as well before flying.
The engine was running great and I am impressed with ASP engines so far. The runs were very short however before it started running lean and I could see bubbles in the fuel line after about five minutes. Golly this engine uses fuel in a hurry. I laid in bed that night after running in the engine and wondered what was up. The next morning, I noticed that there was a half tank of fuel in the tank even though I had drained it the day before. Hmmmm, no test flight today! I pulled the engine and took out the fuel clunk. There was the problem.... a slit in the clunk fuel pick-up tube. No wonder it had short runs. After fixing that, I had another break in run but this time it was a lot longer.