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Old 11-10-2013, 11:35 AM
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Default Fuel Quick drain leak

My Quick drain fuel drain is leaking. I think I've read that there's an O ring in there that usually is the culprit. Anyone know offhand what size that is? Maybe I can find one over at Ace.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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You can usually just pull them out and clean the debris from around the O ring.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:09 PM
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Default More Often, It's Debris In The Tank

Bob:
Before you pull the drain, try "working" it up and down. If that doesn't work, you can pull the fitting, but as already mentioned, you can more likely just clean it. I carry a spare valve assembly, so I can easily swap it out. Both times I've done so, it only required cleaning.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=98505

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...fuelorings.php

MS29513-006 1/8 1/4 1/16 $0.24
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:57 PM
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Default Always have a spare

I keep a spare with a fresh O ring ---- easy to change them out (not more than 10 gallons of fuel down the arm) (just kidding, only a little spillage) -- I have spare O rings and just "rebuild" the leaker and have it ready to go back the next time.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:07 PM
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Very handy info to have, so I moved this thread to "Ongoing Maintenance" and made it a sticky.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:34 PM
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If you plug the tank vent with a golf tee or piece of tape, it won't leak much while you make the change.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:21 PM
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:37 AM
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McMaster carries Viton o-rings which work perfectly and are ethanol resistant, for those of you who may use the forbidden fuel. Part number 9464K11 will get you 100 of the little buggers.

Bob, if you need a few send me a quick PM with your address and I'll throw some in the mail.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:02 AM
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Anyone have a part number for a plug to screw in the sump drain? Might be handy to have on a trip if you find a drain leaking and don't have another drain/o-ring to replace it
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