Mark “Prigs” Priglmeier, an officer of EAA Chapter 551 in St. Cloud, Minn., contacted us recently on the use of autogas in his C-150F:
“I started using autogas in my 1966 C-150 at about 500 or so hours prior to my engine rebuild at just over 2300 smoh. I have had no issues. The engine actually ran better…no hiccups or burps that I used to get with 100LL. I built a new engine (w/new Continental cylinders) this past January. I have used only autogas, except during break-in. It’s been running great!”
“I figure I save about 800 bucks a year using autogas. That could eventually pay for my next engine rebuild. I have convinced a number of persons at STC to switch over to autogas.
“I do not recommend it though for those flyers who don’t get their planes out but a couple of times a year. I counter that if their flying is too expensive, burn autogas and fly more — it’s a no brainer.”
The GAfuels Blog is written by two private pilots concerned about the future availability of fuels for piston-engine aircraft: Dean Billing, Sisters, Ore., a pilot, homebuilder and expert on autogas and ethanol, and Kent Misegades, Cary, N.C., an aerospace engineer, aviation sales rep for U-Fuel, and president of EAA1114.
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