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David Sowder replied to the topic 'Landing Light Gasket' in the forum. yesterday

1963 PA-28 140 GE5409/PAR36

WHELEN LED PARMETHEUS PLUS PAR36 14V LAND P36P1L

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Landing Light Gasket' in the forum. yesterday

Hi David,
Please provide year and model PA 28, and type of LED light.
Thanks,
Steve

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David Sowder created a new topic ' Landing Light Gasket' in the forum. yesterday

Replacing a landing light with an LED unit, no problem with that, but having some trouble with the p/n and source for the gasket that fits. Presently it has a black rubber one and would like to replace. I can fabricate, no problem, but if there's one available, I would rather use it.

THANKS!!

David

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Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' Florida Storm - How are our members?' in the forum. yesterday

Hey Florida members, how are you guys doing down there? We're really hoping there was minimal damage.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA32 fuel valve rebuild kit availably' in the forum. 3 days ago

Joshua,
Thanks for weighing in with that tip.
Happy Flying,
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Apollo GX55 (Yeah, I know...)' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Chris;
According to Jeppesen, they discontinued those DB back in 2020. So an updated one will be impossible to get (saying that logically; I don't know everything)
Perhaps someone else will weigh in with a solution.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Main gear schrader valve gasket PA28-140' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the update on Skygeek. I've never ordered from them so it's good to get a report from a user.
Yes, an update is always welcome.
Thanks,
Steve

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I’m bleeding the brakes on my PA28-140. It has dual breaks and the service manual 7-53 talks about pumping the RH brake after pumping the parking... Show more

Christopher Younger created a new topic ' Apollo GX55 (Yeah, I know...)' in the forum. 4 days ago

I'll just drop this topic as I probably already know the answer. :)

Is there anyway to get the last NavDB for the Apollo GX55 GPS? Just curious. I will replace it ASAP, but since it's working it'd be nice to give it one last update if I can for my VFR flights.

-Chris

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Christopher Younger replied to the topic 'New Member! PA28-235 @ KAJO' in the forum. 4 days ago

All good advice!

I was trained at a Class D under ONT's shelf, so I was thrown into radio procedure early. :)

And definately will stay in shape on short field, my home airport is ~3000ft, fortunately the 235 drops like a brick and has good brakes--the finesse of not having to use them aggressively is what my CFI and I will be working on. ;)

I took a flight out of SBA (where's she getting some repairs now) and yeah, busy space around LA and north, but I was trained well. Plus, I'm a CAP Mission Observer, so radios are something I deal with alot already.

If you're in Paso, we may run into each other: my wife's mission for us is visiting her sister in Santa Ynez.

And maintenance and upgrades, yes. I will be asking lots of questions soon. I have so many already!

-Chris

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Joshua Morowitz replied to the topic 'PA32 fuel valve rebuild kit availably' in the forum. 4 days ago

Has this been a persistent problem? If you don’t get the selector nicely in the detent, but have it anywhere between the tip and main tank position, you will have fuel draining from the tip to the main tank. It only has to be slightly out of position for this to happen. (Yes, ask me how I know.)

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STEVEN STOCKMEIER replied to the topic 'Main gear schrader valve gasket PA28-140' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Steve,

I have the parts on order and I’m not very happy with Skygeek. Besides that I’m not use to a schrader valve not having an o-ring and using an aluminum washer as the seal. I was just wondering if anyone has pulled a top mounted schrader valve lately and if it just had the washer. When I pulled mine neither had a washer and one had an o-ring. According to my parts book that not correct. When I get the new ones I’ll install them per the parts manual, but will be surprised if it doesn’t leak. I’ll keep you posted.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'WTB C90/O200 Crankshaft' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Brendan;
You're probably not going to like this news but these are becoming scarce.
I did Google "O-200 crankshaft" and got this FB site:
www.facebook.com/serviceableaircraftpart...797HM1uFH8nSCRQ&_rdr .

Let me know if that works, or what you eventually found.

STeve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Main gear schrader valve gasket PA28-140' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Steve,
Your parts manual shows that the valve is an AN 812-1. You can buy one here: skygeek.com/dill-controls-sk15171-302-63...ukWbIehoC7E0QAvD_BwE .
The aluminum gasket to seal this valve is AN 907-5A.
You may have different valve, one that requires you to turn a nut on the body to remove pressure. That is a heavy duty valve that is not required on your Cherokee.

S

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Oil Leak in Cockpit' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi William;
Are these "weird off beat" oil leaks originating from the vicinity of the oil pressure switch? As I mentioned in my original post, dye penetrant developer spray, or athlete's foot spray (the powdery kind) is a great leak location discovery tool.
As to why you look would show up after you've shut down, about the only thing that makes sense is that the leak might be coming from the oil pressure gauge--because it has a bourdon tube inside that might be sorta stiff so it may take the tube a few minutes to return to zero. If this is anywhere near logical, the tube does have oil under pressure inside; perhaps a slow return to zero could generate enough pressure to generate a leak.
Unfortunately, that does not explain why there's no leak during engine operation.
Keep an eye on it, I'll ask around for tips on this kind of leak
Sorry I don't have a better answer.

S

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William Rose replied to the topic 'Oil Leak in Cockpit' in the forum. 6 days ago

Thanks, Steve. It ended up being the oil pressure switch. Once it was replaced, the problem was resolved.

After leaving my original post, the leak occurred two more times. The strange thing is that it never happened with the engine running. In fact, the leaks were occurring somewhere between a few hours and 2 full days after running the engine. While I don't want to go looking for trouble, the engineer in me wants to know why that would happen.

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STEVEN STOCKMEIER created a new topic ' Main gear schrader valve gasket PA28-140' in the forum. 7 days ago

I’m servicing my landing gear struts before the cold weather arrives. Neither of my main gear valve cores would come out so I removed the schrader valves for replacement. I noticed the parts manual shows no o-ring just an aluminum washer. The schrader valves removed had no washer and one had an o-ring. They never leaked. There’s really no grove in the schrader valve for an o-ring and I don’t want to install them with an o-ring if it doesn’t call for one. Anyone have any experience replacing there’s lately?

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Brendan O'Rourke created a new topic ' WTB C90/O200 Crankshaft' in the forum. 7 days ago

I'm overhauling my C90, unfortunately the crankshaft is not serviceable. I need crankshaft I can have reground/re-nitrided or one that is already reconditioned (with paperwork).

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Eric Parks replied to the topic 'Flying an Apache' in the forum. 1 week ago



Everyone gets in on the act! I got to make a new sheet metal backing for the carpet on the cabin sidewall. It looked pretty tired so it got replaced. We used a thicker gauge so we can consider it an upgrade! I'm sure it's quieter or more smooth or.... something!

We missed some workdays this week but we are still on track to finish next week. At least I hope so!

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CHARLIE MUELLER replied to the topic 'High oil temps' in the forum. 1 week ago

Steve-

I will try increasing the oil pressure as you suggest and also begin using lean to peak EGT after reviewing my pilot guide . The engine runs the same after the new cylinder. I’ll also review cowl exhaust fairing and report back in October.

Thanks again-

Charlie

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