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removing extended fuel tanks. M5

 
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HeavyLoad



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: removing extended fuel tanks. M5 Reply with quote

I've got a leak on a extended tank and need to remove it.

Jeremy posted the following for removing a main tank. I'm just wondering if this is close to the same procedure for the extended tanks?

Remove tank cap
Remove small screws around tank neck and remove circular plate
Remove wing to fuselage fairing strip and masking tape beneath
Remove machine screws down both sides and back of tank cover
Raise tank cover and prop open
Remove safety clips or wire from 2 turnbuckles and unscrew
Remove sending unit electrical connections
Remove two tank outlet rubber pipes
Remove vent line
Remove transfer pump line
Pull tank upward from the rear, it will come out
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HeavyLoad



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. It comes out this way. Answered my own question. It got hung up on the fuel nipples but a little tug fixes that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same for the mains.
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Dale Smith



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing a set of out board tanks on e bay not to long ago. worth checking if you want replace rather than find someone to repair it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like he wanted $540 each last time I looked... Wonder what they are new from Maule.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great question! I know they dont make the main tanks for the m-5 anymore. Those are the pillow type tanks that we stamped. I havent looked into the aux tanks though. I had a crack around the filler neck on one of the main tanks welded for $110. I know a buddy of mine was trying to find a main tank for a 172 a couple years ago and cessna wanted almost 5k!!! Thats cessna for you though....
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