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    Default 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    I have a 912 ULS that runs rough after the engine is warmed up and flying - turning the ignition switch it appears on both A and B systems but is more pronounced on B .
    I have done the following:

    - replaced the carb floats and also sent the carbs to Lockwwood, they gave them a clean bill of health
    - replaced the ignition module and tried on both sides
    - replaced the plugs
    - replaced two double ignition coils ... one showed ohm variation with heat
    - gaped the trigger coils
    - installed carb heat

    I'm out of ideas --- any suggestions?

    Karl

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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    Stupid question: did you go through a proper carburettors synchronisation?


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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    Ignition wires?
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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    Check leads where they attach to plug cap if that centre screw isnít correctly installed may be your issue hard too. Find probably just have to check them all, may get an idea from plug colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by umberto.orlandi View Post
    Stupid question: did you go through a proper carburettors synchronisation?


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    Hi Umberto - the answer is no, I suppose I assumed that the factory looked at that when I sent them back, but i could be wrong... that will definitely be my next step... thanks

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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    Quote Originally Posted by jrevens View Post
    Ignition wires?
    Hi John, the new coils came with new wires already attached, but thanks for the suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturdee View Post
    Check leads where they attach to plug cap if that centre screw isnít correctly installed may be your issue hard too. Find probably just have to check them all, may get an idea from plug colour
    Thanks, I plan to examine the plugs tomorrow

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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    In the heavy maintenance manual there is a resistance value for the plug caps. I'd suggest checking these before attaching them to the new coil-wire assemblies. Replace them if necessary (mine are snowmobile parts of the same resistance value at a fraction of the cost).

    I also have found that gaping the plugs to .5-.6mm (.020-.024") works better with these ignitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hallschuch View Post
    Hi Umberto - the answer is no, I suppose I assumed that the factory looked at that when I sent them back, but i could be wrong... that will definitely be my next step... thanks

    Synchronizing has to be done with the carbs installed on the engine and running. However, at or near wide open throttle, synchronizing is much less of a factor in rough running.
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    Default Re: 912 ULS rough running at 4500 rpm

    agree with everyone above regarding the sycronization being key - I wouldnt really dive down a rabbit hole on any other inspections or checks until that is done first. Once the carbs are synced - if the issue persists, then dive into plug cap resistance and electrical connections. While it could very well be an electrical issue, attempting to troubleshoot an engine that isnt tuned to the base levels will only have you pulling your hair out chasing gremlins.

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