blueldr wrote:Re; Operating the Continental IO-360 in the C-170B.
Fuel consumption is the same as the C-145/O-300 at THE SAME AIRSPEED.
The FUZZ will become hostile, red in the face, stamp their foot, and violate you if you feed your IO-360 mogas, but the engine doesn't give a damn and loves it. Spark plugs stay nice and clean too.
I don't care if the fuzz gets red in the face, but from what I hear one of the first things the accident investigators check is fuel. They pour a sample into a styrofoam cup, if it stays in there it's avgas, if it melts right thru it's cargas. If I pile mine up, I don't want my insurance outfit refusing my claim due to use of unapproved fuel.
What grade cargas do you feed the IO-360-- will it run OK on 87 octane, or do you need 91? I would guess the Franklin 220 with it's 10.5/1 compression doesn't like any grade of cargas. Matt?