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#90946 - 08/30/12 04:34 PM fuel lines
Bubba 2 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/12
Posts: 39
Loc: Georgia
does any one know the size of the fuel line over the right door i see where it is leaking down the window and need to get line so it can be replaced before it is taken apart i am a new plane owner sorry i have a 1971 cessna 172 i think it may be a vent line


Edited by Bubba 2 (08/30/12 04:58 PM)

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#90949 - 08/30/12 05:31 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Bubba 2]
Birdman Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 606
Loc: Woodland, CA, USA
It may be that the small sections of hose that attach the vent line that runs through the cabin between the tanks have rotted and cracked. There is a hose shown in the parts manual back near the fuel strainer as well. The parts manual shows the hose as p/n S1495-6 and 3 inches long. I had to change these in my C150 and the parts are not expensive but it was a pain to install them. Very tight fit in very close quarters.

I also have a 1971 172 and I will probably be changing these at annual time as they looked a little ragged on our pre-purchase inspection.

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#90965 - 08/30/12 07:05 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Birdman]
Bubba 2 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/12
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Loc: Georgia
where can i find a manual

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#90970 - 08/30/12 07:50 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Bubba 2]
Don Tedrow Online   content
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Registered: 07/16/10
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Loc: Bastrop, TX
Originally Posted By: Bubba 2
where can i find a manual


electronic format:
http://www.micro-tools.net/pdf/Cessna/
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#91000 - 08/31/12 12:07 AM Re: fuel lines [Re: Don Tedrow]
Birdman Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
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Loc: Woodland, CA, USA
Figure 168 on page 466 in the C 172 Parts Catalog 1963-1974 for our make and model I believe. It is for mine. I have met the guy that put these on line. He is a friend of my hanger neighbor and has a C 172 with just about every mod you can put on it.

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#91078 - 08/31/12 10:17 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Don Tedrow]
Bubba 2 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/12
Posts: 39
Loc: Georgia
Thanks alot I saved the parts and service manuals and found what I needed I think this is going be a great club and forum for me as a new plane owner and pilot

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#91081 - 08/31/12 10:21 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Birdman]
Bubba 2 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/12
Posts: 39
Loc: Georgia
Thanks you were right on when I downloaded and saved the parts and service manuels it was on figure 168 page 466 everything I needed! Thanks again!

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#91279 - 09/03/12 09:11 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Bubba 2]
agghopp Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 348
Loc: Buckeye State
I have same problem. After doing some spins with an instructor this summer I got a fuel stain in my new headliner. cry

The couplings look to be old and I see blue staining there. The worm clamps look to be in terrible shape too. Hopefully it's just this and not the whole line has corroded thru so the headliner won't have to come down.
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#91281 - 09/03/12 09:27 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: agghopp]
Lee T. Hargic Offline
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Registered: 08/13/10
Posts: 1631
Loc: Louisville, KY
Always spin a rental...
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#91289 - 09/03/12 10:01 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: Lee T. Hargic]
TheSRQPilot Offline
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Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 403
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: KevinMcP
Always spin a rental...

The greatest idea I've ever heard
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#91364 - 09/04/12 07:13 PM Re: fuel lines [Re: agghopp]
Bubba 2 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/12
Posts: 39
Loc: Georgia
there is two pieces of rubber hose on each side one inside one out side and one each side in the back it is for the vent of the tanks not to bad to change just in tight place and head liner needs to come down

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