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Old 01-30-2017, 12:50 PM
Rodney Rodney is offline
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Location: Friendswood, TX
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Default Intake pipe connection

Good day,

I have an IO 360 With a bit of a loose Intake Pipe Connection.
I was hoping someone has a swagging tool (lycoming part 64781) that I could borrow or rent.
Alternatively does anyone know of a shop in SE Texas that I might ferry the airplane to for the repair.

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Old 01-30-2017, 02:33 PM
rv7charlie rv7charlie is offline
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Location: Pocahontas MS
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Careful cleaning & your choice of flexible sealants works pretty well (for about a decade on one I'm intimately familiar with).
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:52 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is online now
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Zephyr engines in Florida rented me theirs when I needed one. The deposit was steep, but was fully refunded when I returned the tool.

Edited to add: Removing the old tube was a bear. Fitting and swedging the new one was easy with the swedging tool.
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10

Last edited by Kyle Boatright : 01-30-2017 at 05:16 PM.
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:11 PM
RV6Danny RV6Danny is offline
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Location: Livermore, CA
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Default Loose sump intake pipe

Several years ago I had a loose sump intake pipe, my engine builder (Aerosport power) said to clean the area very well and to use Green Wicking Locktite. Sorry I don't remember the Locktite part number. This is a common repair for this problem and works very well.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:24 PM
Rodney Rodney is offline
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Location: Friendswood, TX
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Default Thank you for the input

Good evening,

We found a source to rent the swagging tool. Should be in Houston tomorrow.
Plan on using the green loctite as well.
Thank you for the information.

Fly safe
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