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Old 11-08-2021, 02:15 PM
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Thanks a lot for all your inputs. I tried tightening the clamps but still smelled a bit a fuel in the cockpit.

So I ordered two new clamps and a new rubber sleeve from Van's. I also spoke with Lockwood and they are filled up until Christmas.

Thus, I'll have a local A&P doing the work of replacing the sleeve and clamps. Lockwood told me that no lube is needed for the mating parts, however some people here suggested to use EZ turn.

What are your thoughts on using EZ turn vs. not using it?

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Old 11-08-2021, 05:44 PM
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Isn't EZ Turn a lubricant? I used it on the rubber sleeve and it fixed the gasoline smell.
Or did you intend to type "no", not "now"?
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Old 11-08-2021, 08:43 PM
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Yes, no lube. My typo.
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Old 11-11-2021, 06:17 PM
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Hello fellow RV-flier:

We went ahead and changed the rubber sleeve as well as the two hose clamps. The job was easy and quickly done.

Looking at the rubber sleeve, it appears as if at least one clamp had been loose and some fuel escaped there.

Then we opened the back of the baggage compartment and checked the fuel vent system. We found the fuel vent hose being disconnected from the rivet on the bottom.

This could explain the fuel smell in the cockpit.

We cut the fuel vent hose on the bottom a bit and put it back onto the rivet.

I thought I share these results and maybe it'll help somebody else out there as well. Thanks a lot for all your input!

Felix
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Old 11-16-2021, 02:40 PM
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Put a good dab of RTV to make sure it doesn't fall off again
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