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Old 07-05-2022, 09:21 PM
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Thank you so much. That was fortunately not Teflon. It was approved permatex fuel sealant. Now the hard part of relocating the fuel flow transducer.
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Old 07-06-2022, 05:26 AM
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Don't fprget to check the airbox for the drain holes that don't always get drilled during construction. See Vic Syracuse' column on this issue in the forums.
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Old 07-06-2022, 07:55 AM
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pv9,

I sent you a PM.

Let me know if it makes sense.

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Old 07-06-2022, 09:25 AM
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Thank you all so much. I have located the smell to the fuel vents that are pretty close to the exhaust ramp. The exhaust ramp has some cracks that are stop drilled (common problem on the 8A it seems).
After landing with a hot engine the vents have a pretty strong fuel smell that makes its way into the cabin.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:56 AM
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Thank you all so much. I have located the smell to the fuel vents that are pretty close to the exhaust ramp. The exhaust ramp has some cracks that are stop drilled (common problem on the 8A it seems).
After landing with a hot engine the vents have a pretty strong fuel smell that makes its way into the cabin.
Remember you have blue stains on the floor near your rudder pedals. This is only a result of a fuel leak.

The exhaust ramp does need attention as it could be a source of Carbon Monoxide into the cabin. Pro-seal is a good option to seal it up.

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