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Old 04-06-2021, 07:21 PM
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Default RV-14 Taildragger Oil Drain Location

What is the latest consensus the best location on the sump for the oil quick drain on the Lycoming 390 taildraggers?
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:57 AM
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I put my quick drain (Fumoto T202-N) on the rear of the sump, I believe on the right side. I just chose the side which would give easiest access to attach a drain hose to the fitting without burning my hands. Sorry I do not have a picture.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:35 AM
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Default Left front

I put my SafeAir quick drain at the left front location (see #6 in attached).
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:14 PM
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I put my SafeAir quick drain at the left front location (see #6 in attached).
Thanks, so were committed to raising the tail. Not a big deal just extra strain on the old back.
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:29 PM
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Glenn, save your back

As usual a 30’’ search returns quite a few, one of them:
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:20 PM
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Thanks, I have been following that thread. Just wondering if there was a way to avoid lifting the tail for a simple oil change. Less movement means left chance of hangar rash.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:45 PM
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No you do not need to lift the tail. My -14 drain is in the same location as the Vans demonstrator. Rear of the engine. Somewhere here on VAF you can find a picture I posted.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:10 PM
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No you do not need to lift the tail. My -14 drain is in the same location as the Vans demonstrator. Rear of the engine. Somewhere here on VAF you can find a picture I posted.
Thanks, I did search for all threads before posting the question. Unfortunately your photo is no longer available. Is yours in the port where there is a standard pipe plug next to the strainer screen?
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:55 PM
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Default Here’s a photo of my Fumoto quick drain

This was taken looking up through the lower cowl exit. The quick drain is on the left side, under the fuel pump. The suction screen is on the right.
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