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Thread: PA-22 gascolator gasket

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    Default Re: PA-22 gascolator gasket

    Quote Originally Posted by J Ryd View Post
    I like original too but sometimes there really IS a better mouse trap! A confident seal even if you hit hard or rough dirt. My original would sometimes be fine for weeks or months, then sometimes dribble. Got my "Steve's" a few days ago. Installing it tomorrow.
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    I guess I got one of the good ones, I have 1000 hours on it and it has never once dribbled after tightening and safety wire.

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    Default Re: PA-22 gascolator gasket

    The problem is not normally the gasket, it’s the warped pot metal housing the gasket is supposed to fit into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMO22 View Post
    I guess I got one of the good ones, I have 1000 hours on it and it has never once dribbled after tightening and safety wire.
    Glad you have a good one. The gascolator leaking after servicing has always been one of the most frustrating tasks for me as an A&P during inspections and maintenance. Steve's gascolator was a much needed and appreciated improvement in my opinion.

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    Default Re: PA-22 gascolator gasket

    I had a original gascolater on a piper that seemed to do ok then one day several days after I had
    had it apart to check the screen and bowl, put it together, flew a couple times during the week then
    got a call from the hangar that the plane was leaking fuel all over the floor. They shut the fuel valve off.
    Not a good situation, that will never happen with Steve's.
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    Default Re: PA-22 gascolator gasket

    I always shut off my fuel valve when not in use!

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    yes and that is a good practice
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    Default Re: PA-22 gascolator gasket

    Got the new 462-049 gasket in the mail yesterday, IA thought it was correct part number, annual inspection completed and test flight done, no leaks the gasket fit perfect.


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