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    Default Silly question

    Sorry to ask a silly question. OKů I have satisfied the SB so I have two drains for fuel up in the nose. One is labeled fuel drain. I go there to check for debris water and stuff like that. There is also the old fuel drain in the belly. I was getting the airplane ready to fly this morning and thought I would drain the fuel out of that. It comes out in a real small trickle. If memory serves that used to just pour out. Is this a problem? Or no sweat?
    Last edited by Jim Harper; 09-01-2019 at 11:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Silly question

    Make sure the fuel selector is on before sumping it on the front 2 drains. The back one should drain out steady. If its not you may have an obstruction in the line .
    Last edited by Snoopy; 09-01-2019 at 05:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Silly question

    Thanks, Snoopy. It does drain steadily, just slower than I remember. Steady small stream instead of a flush.

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    Default Re: Silly question

    Both should be labeled fuel drain.

    The one forward of the firewall (gascolator) won't drain much if the fuel is off.

    The drain on the boot cowl is in a line upstream of the selector so should drain freely regardless of selector position.
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