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8 months 4 days ago #2152

Hi Derek,
That didn't work for my Arrow, I needed one that made an immediate right angle bend, and if I did this right there should be a picture of what I'm going to try next. It is a Bogert Aviation 90 degree quick drain, Part# 12-03237 MFR Model# 09M-PRB90.

Mine has a crossbar of some sort JUST below the oil plug, so a friend with an identical Arrow IV installed this one in his and it works great.

Bob
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8 months 4 days ago #2151

Steve,

I clicked on the link and no product displayed...

I'm interested as well - we have the F62 installed as well and did an oil change this past Saturday and had to push and hold the tubing in the F62 to drain the oil. I was wondering if there was an adapter one could put onto the F62 to drain the oil without having to hold that tube in the whole time.

EDIT: After doing some research it looks like part F50-180 is what we need to screw onto the bottom of the plug to then drain the oil. According to SAF-Air, that adapter comes with the F62 but we obviously have never seen it because we never installed that sump plug. I'm waiting for confirmation from SAF-Air before I order it from Aircraft Spruce.

Best,
-Derek

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10 months 3 weeks ago #2029

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I'm afraid there's more to the story about oil drain valves for your Arrow. But there's good news too!
The FAA issued airworthiness directive 81-11-02 R2 that mandated that placards saying, "Unapproved Oil Drain Valves Can Cause Inadvertent Draining When the Gear is Retracted - Use Only Piper Approved Part" be placed one on each side, on the lower engine mount beneath the intake and exhaust tubes. The AD mandates that Piper drain valve part number 492-172V be installed. Unfortunately, this valve lists for over $1800 from Piper.
It sounds like you have the valve but don't have the fitting that opens the valve to drain the oil that will work on your airplane.
There's a picture of the correct valve here:
I spoke with Ryan at Saf Air ( www.saf-air.com ) He asked that you call him and said they have a new low profile valve that may work for you. Ryan's number is (734) 522-8360..

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10 months 3 weeks ago #2027

Steve,

It's on the way, it looks like it might do the trick. Thanks!!

Bob

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11 months 1 week ago #2012

Nothing is wrong with it, I just can't find the quick release that fits on to it and clears the gear linkage like the advertising says. Here is the hardware. I have the F62, but the screw on drains don't fit between the plug and the gear.. I've tried both the 180 straight and 90 degree elbow versions. There is only an inch of clearance from the bottom of the F62 to the top of the obstruction on the nose gear. I figure I'm doing something stupid.

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