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Thread: Fuel valve replacement

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    Default Fuel valve replacement

    What seems to be the best fuel valve selector out there for replacing original in a 1957 PA 22/20 and that has option for both tank?

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    Default Re: Fuel valve replacement

    If you put fuel valve in the search you will find a thread on the Dakota Cub valve.
    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...-Problem/page2

    Trimmer using a Maule valve.
    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...mer-fuel-valve

    and repairing what you have.
    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...elector-Repair

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    Default Re: Fuel valve replacement

    Thank you for links

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    Default Re: Fuel valve replacement

    Both doesn't equal even gas flow in the short wing fleet. Lots of reading here on that subject. I have a couple of the fuel valves Piper installed as original equipment in the late 1970 - 80 era that they also offered back than as the replacement valve for the factory stock valve in short wings that needs rebuilt every few years, a redesigned valve that uses a plastic valve core plug and different type position washer that doesn't have the position ident problem or hard turning problem the original valve suffered from. I don't have a use for them right now, happy to sell one if you need one.
    Last edited by SMO22; 11-06-2018 at 07:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Fuel valve replacement

    BTW, Univair has a PMAed replacement valve. It looks just like the Dakota valve, but it does NOT have a BOTH position.

    The thing I don't care for about the Dakota valve is that it cross connects both tanks in the off position. Not normally a problem, but I occasionally want to micromanage fuel usage (like running avgas in one tank and auto gas in the other).

    I installed a Dakota valve before I realized this. If I had known I would probably have used the Univair valve.

    Don't get me wrong, the Dakota valve is a nice piece of hardware. I guess it's a preference thing...

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