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Old 05-19-2020, 01:19 AM
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Hey Guys,
Just wondering if any body has had trouble with King Tech turbine pumps?? I have a 100 king tech kero start about 25 hours on the engine & the pump crapped out, I have a filter in the main tank, header tank has a filter in it. Has another filter in the jet after the pump prior in going through the shut off valve. Just stop running so have replaced with a new one from King Tech. As I also have a 80 King Tech propane start with about the same hours on it that pump went as well, & had to replace with a new one as well. Just cant understand what is going on, even the fuel i use is strained prior in going into my 10 litre fuel container. Has any body else having trouble with there pumps! could any body share some thoughts what could be happening or is it the pumps just don't last?? I look forward for some body to give me some sort of advice.
Old 07-01-2020, 07:12 AM
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Dave I too have had issue with the pumps and had to replace.. I have made the move away from the Kingtech to use something that has brushless starters and fuel pumps
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Dave, I now have had 116 flights on my KT210 G2 and have had no issues with the pump or starter. Maybe I'm lucky...but I have not done anything special and it keeps on working.
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No turbine accessories are flawless, all of them go through the same, of course the more turbines of an XYZ brand are sold, the more of these failures you will hear about.

It is not uncommon to hear about a pump failure, what's uncommon is that happened to you twice within a short period I assume.

My Kintech engines's pumps are runing good so far, my Jetcat engine's pumps also runing good, except for my P60 pump, it maybe going out, this won't be the first time I've experinced pump failure.

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Had one develop a leak, but no failures. And this was not a kingtech pump, but one of the third party ones provided with an engine I bought in 2013. Forgot the brand unfortunately
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My TJT300 ( Artes based, 27 lbs ) pump went out, Gaspar helped me, a AU303 FEDEC runs it, I swap it with a JC pump, 10 hrs on it and still runing strong, soon to be flying my Kangaroo

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