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Old 06-21-2022, 08:34 PM
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Default Bent fuel line, cause for concern?

Hello,

Noticed the right side fuel line in the cockpit was a bit crimped coming out of its fitting. Wondering if this is a cause for concern/needing to be fixed? 9sorry for the poor photo)

Thanks all.

Charles
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Old 06-21-2022, 08:47 PM
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Default Could make it better

I would remake it a bit longer to get rid of that kink. I have seen one failed from being wracked like that, although it had a lot of hours on when it let go...
Besides, it's ugly.
As they say: "YMMV"
BTW, good catch.

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Old 06-21-2022, 09:53 PM
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I’d fix it before further flight…
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:09 PM
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FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is flattened more than 75% of the original diameter, it is not usable.

The kink in that line looks terrible.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:26 PM
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FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is flattened more than 75% of the original diameter, it is not usable.

The kink in that line looks terrible.
75%?? Could you reference that page, please.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:23 AM
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I’d fix it before further flight…
no matter what the regs have to say about it.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:27 AM
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agree, wouldn't take much vibration to make that crack. Replace before flight,
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:54 AM
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Dont need to reference any FAA guidelines. Common sense says replace it. It will eventually fail.

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Old 06-22-2022, 06:30 AM
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And buy a proper tube bender, such as
Link to ACS tube bender
Not suggesting buying tools from ACS, just easy to link to ...

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Old 06-22-2022, 08:05 AM
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75%?? Could you reference that page, please.
Page 9-18, Paragraph 9-30 (a).
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