Alan Dean gauzes

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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by greeny » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:27 am

Didn't Matt G have a problem with them coming apart?


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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:17 am

I think someone else had then disintegrate over time too?


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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by Scimher » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:13 am

...I seem to remember that Viv White is a champion of them...



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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by Vapona » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:57 pm

Gauzes are not new - the idea's been around for many decades. They eventually disintegrate, which is why you never found them on many production engines. Some Japanese motorcycles had them fitted (GS450, iirc) but it was a short-lived thing.
The idea is sound, but the continual blast of the atomised fuel mix erodes them.


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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by Terry H » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:18 pm

The idea is sound, but the continual blast of the atomised fuel mix erodes them.
Will have to remember to have a look down my carb and see if they are still in one piece after all these years of having fitted them.
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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by Vapona » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:34 pm

Be interesting to get a figure on how many miles they last - that way, we can know when to treat them as service replacement parts. They work, but they're not fit-and-forget.


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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

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Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Post by MarkHawkins » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:48 pm

We'll have to investigate the state of them on OPJ - I think those were fitted quite a few years ago.


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