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speedy11



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Location: Port Orange, FL

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject: RV8-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 01/25/20 Reply with quote

Al,
I have the same frustrations. And I use the same techniques.
I drain the tanks and replace the sump valves every three years.
Stan
Daytona Beach




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.

So frustrating

Wonder if anyone has seen a cap or plug that covers the petcock so if it does leak

slightly it wont stain the paint.

Al Dilger

Bakersfield CA

L45 RV8A N315DF


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