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    Default Re: PA22 Fuel Selector Detent - Replace/Repair?

    Thanks I will dig deeper in the post
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    Default Re: PA22 Fuel Selector Detent - Replace/Repair?

    Per J Ryd, Original valve can be fixed with parts called out. There are instructions in this site with details how to disassemble and service.
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    Default Re: PA22 Fuel Selector Detent - Replace/Repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by andya View Post
    Per J Ryd, Original valve can be fixed with parts called out. There are instructions in this site with details how to disassemble and service.
    ...and it's an easy fix. However, if you want to throw money at it, you can buy one of the replacement valves. I've not done that but it wouldn't be the worst money spent.
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    Default Re: Fuel Selector Repair

    Is the consensus that a repair to the fuel selector detent issue falls under Preventive Maintenance, and logged by the owner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgepodge79 View Post
    Is the consensus that a repair to the fuel selector detent issue falls under Preventive Maintenance, and logged by the owner?
    Replace the original junk leaky one with Steve's, thats the consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMO22 View Post
    Replace the original junk leaky one with Steve's, thats the consensus.
    It is not junk if it is maintained and serviced regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgepodge79 View Post
    Is the consensus that a repair to the fuel selector detent issue falls under Preventive Maintenance, and logged by the owner?
    Looking at Part 43 appendix A it doesn't appear to be a preventive maintenance item to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMO22 View Post
    Replace the original junk leaky one with Steve's, thats the consensus.
    I didn’t realize Steve made a fuel selector valve. I thought they only fuel system part they made was the gascollator .

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    Default Re: Fuel Selector Repair

    This brings up a good point, which has caused more accidents, the original fuel valve, or the gascolator?

    The brass plug fuel valve has been the cause of many many fatal accidents (the reason for the airworthiness directive) it has to be close to the number of fatal accidents caused by the original gascolator. Maybe replacing the fuel valve with a better designed valve is a good idea, like replacing the original gascolator with a Steve design.
    Last edited by SMO22; 07-02-2020 at 09:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgepodge79 View Post
    Is the consensus that a repair to the fuel selector detent issue falls under Preventive Maintenance, and logged by the owner?
    If you could justify it with the Coleal letter I suppose. It is more of a question for your IA as he/she has to follow it. Remember that the FAA doesn't consider the "limited to" statement in part 43 Appendix A to be controlling. Like so many things the FAA leaves a lot to be interpreted. As only a private pilot I personally would tend to think it is more than preventive, as it sounds like Steve does.

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