VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-9/9A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-09-2015, 08:00 PM
Steve Melton's Avatar
Steve Melton Steve Melton is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Av8torTom View Post
Good to know Steve... thanks. Pictures?
well, not much to see but here is the offending rivet. it's been several days with a full tank (to the brim) and no weeping as was before. who knows how long it will last but I'm going to paint it and take my chances right after I finish sanding these freek'in wheel pants.







__________________
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 600+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.

Last edited by Steve Melton : 10-09-2015 at 08:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-09-2015, 08:44 PM
roadrunner20's Avatar
roadrunner20 roadrunner20 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bay Pines, FL (based @ KCLW)
Posts: 1,742
Default

I posted my syringe process a few years ago on a weeper I had on the bottom of my tank. I used pliobond with a modified syringe with a rubber bushing to seal around the rivet. Make sure you leave the fuel cap off to allow the pressure to inject & seal around the offender. It's been more than 2 years without any weeping.
__________________
Dan "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7, N20DL, PNP Pilot
1010+ hours, hit 1000 enroute to Oshkosh
2017 Donation Paid
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-09-2015, 08:56 PM
gasman gasman is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 3,235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roadrunner20 View Post
I posted my syringe process a few years ago on a weeper I had on the bottom of my tank. I used pliobond with a modified syringe with a rubber bushing to seal around the rivet. Make sure you leave the fuel cap off to allow the pressure to inject & seal around the offender. It's been more than 2 years without any weeping.
The vent should cover that..
__________________
VAF #897
2016 =VAF= Dues PAID
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-09-2015, 09:00 PM
roadrunner20's Avatar
roadrunner20 roadrunner20 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bay Pines, FL (based @ KCLW)
Posts: 1,742
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gasman View Post
The vent should cover that..
That's true. Either way, it worked.
__________________
Dan "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7, N20DL, PNP Pilot
1010+ hours, hit 1000 enroute to Oshkosh
2017 Donation Paid
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-24-2016, 02:32 PM
Steve Melton's Avatar
Steve Melton Steve Melton is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,216
Default

about one year later. weeping rivet is still sealed. August 2016. no need to pull a vacuum on the tank with this method.
__________________
Steve Melton
Cincinnati, OH
RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 600+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-30-2017, 06:03 PM
roadrunner20's Avatar
roadrunner20 roadrunner20 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bay Pines, FL (based @ KCLW)
Posts: 1,742
Default

Almost 4 years now still not leaking.
__________________
Dan "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7, N20DL, PNP Pilot
1010+ hours, hit 1000 enroute to Oshkosh
2017 Donation Paid
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.