How to change Piper leaking fuel drain

3,968 views

Published on

Published in: Self Improvement
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
3,968
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

How to change Piper leaking fuel drain

  1. 1. HOW TO CHANGE A LEAKING PIPER FUEL DRAIN STEP 1 <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  2. 2. STEP 2 <ul><li>When you have finished viewing this presentation, use the “CAPS” program found on the home page of www.apex- inc .biz . Select the proper Piper fuel drain for your aircraft. </li></ul><ul><li>Seal lube needed to perform this task can be found under “ Fuel Drain Valve Sealant ” toward the bottom of the page. </li></ul>
  3. 3. STEP 3 <ul><li>FUEL DRAIN IDENTIFICATION </li></ul>Resealable NOT Resealable Incorrect Correct O-Ring Seal
  4. 4. STEP 4 <ul><li>NOTE: Inspect the fuel drain plate for any defects before replacing the drain. If the drain plate assembly is cracked, contact your maintenance shop for assistance. Replacing the drain may not repair the leak if it is leaking from the plate assembly. </li></ul>
  5. 5. STEP 5 Replacement of a Non-resealable Fuel Drain <ul><li>When changing a fuel drain with fuel in the tanks, be prepared to clean up the spilled fuel and properly dispose of the rags. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a container under the drain to catch any spilled fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase a set of rubber plugs from your local hardware or auto store. These plugs make this job very easy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. STEP 6 <ul><li>Remove the drain, be prepared to plug the drain hole with the rubber plug. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply seal lube to the threads on the new drain. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the rubber plug and install the new drain. </li></ul><ul><li>Tighten by hand until fuel leak stops, then tighten 1/2 turn. </li></ul>
  7. 7. STEP 7 Replacement of a Seal in a Resealable Fuel Drain <ul><li>When changing a fuel drain with fuel in the tanks, be prepared to clean up the spilled fuel and properly dispose of the rags. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a container under the drain to catch any spilled fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase a set of rubber plugs from your local hardware or auto store. These plugs make this job very easy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. STEP 8 <ul><li>Remove the drain, be prepared to plug the drain hole with the rubber plug. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect the drain for any warpage, thread damage or any other defects. If the drain has any defects, replace the drain as in Step 5. If the drain is in reuseable condition, a new seal can be installed. CAUTION: Never use an o-ring in place of a correct seal. </li></ul>Fuel Drain With Correct Seal Fuel Drain With O-Ring Incorrect Seal
  9. 9. STEP 9 <ul><li>Open the drain by pushing and twisting to lock the drain open. Remove the seal with a small pick. Install the new seal and close the drain. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply seal lube to the threads on the drain. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the rubber plug and install the drain. </li></ul><ul><li>Tighten by hand until fuel leak stops, then tighten 1/2 turn. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PIPER FUEL DRAIN INSTALLATION COMPLETE <ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation contains information that is consistent with FAR 65.83 “Recent Experience Requirements.” </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>

×