Formerly manufactured by Gerdes Products, this primer has an anodized, all aluminum body and an engraved aluminum knob. The inlet and outlet ports are located on the sides of the pump and both are 5/16-24 male thread fitting. Overall length is 3-5/8” and weight is 3.5 oz. New manufacture. Current inlet and outlet locations were changed from original design on 10-27-16.
Made in USA
Note: 2 O-Rings are used per primer. For overhaul, customer will need quantity 2 of 05-19920. See Accessories.
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Looks like a quality product. I didnt have a chance to run fuel through it before Spruce asked for a review. NOTE: the square protrusion may require alteration for replacement of older primer. I had to make room for this on on my Corben BabyAce.
ACS ENGINE PRIMER 10920
Was compelled to buy this product due to having an earlier design of same which failed in service due to known fault. Hope this one proves more reliable.
ACS ENGINE PRIMER 10920
Worked out perfectly. Identical swap out for the primer that was in my J3.
Nice quality primer with a positive lock. Installed this unit on my experimental Super Cub using the standard 1/8 fittings off the old primer. Works perfect and I really like the locking design.
It works and the OEM Essex (aka Kohler) K2403 is no longer available new. The CRITICAL thing everyone needs to do is read the Technical Drawing pdf that is listed in blue on the Aircraft Spruce product page. The operation of this locking mechanism is very different from the OEM ESSEX primers push it in and twist a little. Failure to follow the ASY locking directions will cause a siphoning of fuel from the primer lines into the carburetor while flying that will cause the engine to run rich and foul the spark plugs. The original ASY technical drawing did not have these directions! Only four stars for not highlighting this critical difference better.
Looks like good quality, but could not use because line fittings are 5/15-24 course thread. All normal primer line fittings (AN805-2) are 5/16-32 fine thread. I will be talking to ACS about a path forward.
It is not expensive and looks good but my primer is leaking. I have to plug the priming line to eliminate rough running.
Good: It does have a positive lock, which was nice. Bad: Short stroke so doesnt move much fuel. Aluminum, so it wants to bind and gaul. Worked adequately for a couple of years, now wont draw in any fuel. Ill be removing it to re-install the old Lukenheimer primer I had replaced with this one. Disappointed for the cost.
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No. This primer is not FAA Approved. It is intended for experimental aircraft use only.
The unit comes with o-rings already installed. Replacement o-rings are available, p/n 05-19920.
PER VENDOR: I'm not exactly sure what is meant by twist lock in the closed position, but I believe the answer is yes. The knob / piston assembly can be pushed in and rotated into a locked position. We have added paperwork to the 'Documents' tab on the web page on how it functions. I hope this helps.
The total length is 3-5/8", but we do not have any documents that gives the output volume.
There is not an aircraft eligibility chart for this product. It is commonly used on many aircraft. It is likely that it nis is the same product you are replacing on the Cub.
These use SAE compression fittings now. The nut for the male fittings on the primer is 61SM-02.