Soft gooey vs. firm
Some blue dye and a flammable smell revealed 3 small leaks on a 23 y/o RV-3 I bought in 2015. Locations are fuel sender terminal, bolt on fuel sender plate and fuel line fitting to tank. I pulled everything off and noticed a difference in the way some areas "cut" with the utility knife. Some areas cut some and clean and some "mushed" out of the way. The leaky areas were the later.
So, now I need to rebuild the whole enchilada as we say in SOCAL. Is it possible these are two different sealants? And how the Heck do I pull the plate with the fuel pickup line? That baby won't budge.
Stearman - built - waiting on FAA and DAR
L3 building for San Diego Air and Space Museum
Helio Courier constructing