How to change Cessna leaking fuel drain

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  • 1. HOW TO CHANGE A LEAKING CESSNA FUEL DRAIN STEP 1
    • When performing any inspection or maintenance on the powerplant, propeller or that requires turning on the master switch, or pulling the propeller through by hand; treat the propeller as if the ignition switch were on. DO NOT stand, nor allow anyone else to stand, within the arc of the propeller as a loose or broken wire or component malfunction could cause the propeller to rotate.
  • 2. STEP 2
    • When you have finished viewing this presentation, use the “CAPS” program found on the home page of www.apex- inc .biz . Select the proper Cessna fuel drain for your aircraft.
    • Seal lube needed to perform this task can be found under “ Fuel Drain Valve Sealant ” toward the bottom of the page.
  • 3. STEP 3
    • When changing a fuel drain with fuel in the tanks, be prepared to clean up the spilled fuel and properly dispose of the rags.
    • First, cut the safety wire on the leaking drain.
  • 4. STEP 4
    • Place a container under the drain to catch any spilled fuel.
    • Purchase a set of rubber plugs from your local hardware or auto store. These plugs make this job very easy.
    • Remove the drain, be prepared to plug the drain hole with the rubber plug.
  • 5. STEP 5
    • Lube the threads and the seal of the new drain with “seal lube.”
    • Now, install the new drain and tighten.
    • Resafety the drain.
  • 6. CESSNA FUEL DRAIN INSTALLATION COMPLETE
    • Make appropriate logbook entry of the work performed. The FAA has a sample logbook entry shown in the free video on our home page at www.apex- inc .biz .
    • This presentation contains information that is consistent with FAR 65.83 “Recent Experience Requirements.”
    • Please visit www.apex- inc .biz to view a free video that reviews Basic Maintenance for Pilots and Technicians as part of FAR 43 and 91. Click on “Watch the video” located about half way down on the left side of the page.