7 October 2012
Removing Left Fuel tank Cover

1.0 hours

Left Fuel tank cover
Left Fuel tank cover (Full size)

When I did the leak test long ago, both tanks leaked. The left tank is leaking in the corners of the inside rib, one of the 2 common places Van's identified as common leak spots. I had to remove the cover to fix the leak. Since I was so confident they wouldn't leak, I had put the covers on with sealant. When I got it off after a big struggle, I found that the fuel pickup tube was loose also. I had done the flare incorrectly. So it's a very good thing I took it off. Have to do the other side now also.

The rib
The rib (Full size)

After the struggle of getting the cover off.

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