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Old 08-19-2019, 02:08 PM
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Default So who else has seen broken sniffle line bracket

I did some FWF inspection today at 46 hours or so, cowling off. Found that the sniffle line bracket was broken, so I replaced it by fabricating a similar piece from stainless steel. I've seen a builders blog where the theory was the exhaust heat weakens the aluminum bracket.

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Old 08-19-2019, 02:18 PM
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Mine, twice so far. Next time I'm drilling a hole and putting it on the other side of the clamp with just the head of the screw above the clamp.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:23 PM
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I did some FWF inspection today at 46 hours or so, cowling off. Found that the sniffle line bracket was broken, so I replaced it by fabricating a similar piece from stainless steel. I've seen a builders blog where the theory was the exhaust heat weakens the aluminum bracket.

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https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2019...nspection.html
I found mine broken at around 81 hours. I was thinking either stainless steel, or simply use stainless steel cable which gives it flexibility if the cause is vibration and not heat.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:58 PM
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Same. I just took it off. Will let the hose flex and see how it goes. Stainless is a good idea.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:32 PM
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I think Van's probably needs to redesign the part or find a better way to support the hose. I'll see how the stainless works - it was pretty easy to fabricate - I happened to have some .018 stainless laying around.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:43 PM
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Yep. Made mine out of steel from the beginning. No failures..
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:09 PM
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Had to replace mine as well.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:21 PM
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I donít think I have a little piece of stainless for this. Did yíall adapt something else?
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:45 PM
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I had some I bought to make a shim. .018
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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Default Sniffle valve

You might consider just removing the sniffle valve. Iíve never actually used mine.
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