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Old 08-11-2022, 07:06 PM
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Does anyone know if it is possible to remove the fuel sending unit with out removing the wing on the RV9
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:28 PM
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You bet. What you need is a stubby screwdriver or something like this to remove the screws. FYI, this is also a great tool for installing/removing radio trays, hard to reach screws on wheelpants, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then you need a sharpened plastic putty knife to cut the layer of proseal between the sender and tank.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:48 PM
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Thank you I will give it try
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:53 PM
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Do you have to remove the large inspection plate or can you just remove the fuel sender plate
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:05 PM
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Yes, you can easily get the fuel sender out between the tank and the fuselage.
When you replace the sender, you can install NAS1352 socket head screws which will then allow the use of an Allen wrench for better access.
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:31 PM
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Do you have to remove the large inspection plate or can you just remove the fuel sender plate
When you say the sender plate, do you mean the ~3” diameter plate where the wires attach? If so, yes, you can just remove that.
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:26 AM
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Yes, it can be removed without pulling the tank. I would argue with the previous posters about the use of the word "easily" but yes it can be done.
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:13 PM
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Thank you all
For your reply’s
I started removing the sending unit today
Removing the sealant is really time consuming
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:40 PM
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Still having a hard time getting the sealant loose any suggestions
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:53 PM
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Use steal brush on cordless drill to remove all proseal from exterior edge, get the screws out.

Take 2-3 inch putty knife and sharpen the edge. Hit with hammer at as low as an angle you can , in the space allotted. Once under the edge, it comes off.

This is what I did
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