Joined: 29 Jun 2015
Location: Port Orange, FL
|Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:20 am Post subject: RV8-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 01/25/20
I have the same frustrations. And I use the same techniques.
I drain the tanks and replace the sump valves every three years.
Hi All, Well Im ticked off, went to hanger today to do a breakfast flight, left
main fuel drain dripped fuel, stained the gear leg fairing (white epoxy paint).
Had this happen once before..I seldom ever drain the sumps in my RV8A because in
almost seven years I have never had any water or sediment.
The last time I did it I thought, "well its been years might as well check , drained
both, no water no debriscame back a week later, both o rings in both petcocks
bad, both gear leg fairings, both wheel pants
stained so bad I had to repaint them all. (I found nothing to remove the stain,
100LL worked the best) Now I have to do it again, (at least its only one side)
but Im pissed.
Im seriously thinking of removing the petcocks and insert plugs then just drain
at condition inspection.
I wish there were better quality drains or petcocks to avoid this problem. In
over 50 years in Aviation been so rare, now twice on my own airplane, petcocks
probably made in China.
Wonder if anyone has seen a cap or plug that covers the petcock so if it does leak
slightly it wont stain the paint.
L45 RV8A N315DF
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