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Thread: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Quote Originally Posted by FFSchooley View Post
    Thanks glen. Nope, no fire sleeve. Gotta order that now. Got a recommendation on what to use from spruce?
    Talk to your mechanic, that may not be an "Owner Installed" approval. Plus your mechanic probably has a spare foot and the other bits and maybe a clamp tool needed.
    Aeroquip or Stratoflex is common. I don't recall the size.
    Also you need to seal the ends of the firesleeve with Aeroquip dip or red RTV, and install correct clamps.
    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/ Search "Firesleeve"

    Also if you have flexible oil lines, of they pass below the exhaust piping they should have firesleeve too (or be marked as fire-proof.)

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Will do. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Anybody recognize this as a type of fire sleeve? I have Stratoflex on my flexible oil line, but this is what my fuel line looks like - a kind of what feels like cloth outer covering with those blue fittings on the ends:

    DSC08426.jpg

    BTW, that ugly RTV has been replaced with a pair of Adel clamps....
    Last edited by walt.buskey; 07-30-2020 at 02:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    The fuel line looks like Aeroquip 303 hose without firesleeve.
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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Here is a good EAA video on the basics of fire sleeve installation. https://www.eaa.org/videos/44938120001


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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Yep, what Jeff said, no firesleeve installed. It is not a requirement but helps keep the heat off the line. The angle of that fuel line at the carb looks abrupt. I would turn the fitting a little more in line from the elbow on the carburetor.

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Not sure what you mean, Steve -- there is a 45 at the carb; fuel line is pretty much back where it originally was. Here's a different angle, taken from before the Steve's Gascolator install...

    DSC08380.jpg

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    I guess it was the angle of the previous photo. Looked like the flex line going into the carb was kinda in a bind. This photo doesn't look that way.

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    Phew! Had me going there for a minute, but I always appreciate your eye on my plane, Steve. I think it's OK, there's just a loop downward on the fuel line. Didn't seem to fight at all when I hooked it back up the same way it had been.

    As an update, I'm now waiting for my prop to be overhauled... my A&P found strong vibrations that he didn't like. It felt the same to me as it always had when I started it up, but with 57A, that certainly doesn't mean --based on my experience with this bird-- that it was right before. Hopefully it'll be smoother now. One step forward...

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    Default Re: Need thread info ASAP, fuel fittings

    This article about hoses and firesleevea was in one of our 'official' publications a little while back. At the risk of putting you to sleep, it's worth looking through, I think.

    https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.co...-and-confused/

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