0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Boattrash55
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0470 fuel manifold leaking

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I have a fuel injected 0470 I just noticed a small amount of fuel seeping out when running I'm assuming it's not normal any thoughts what it might be? Just bought this boat new to aircraft engines.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Leaking from where?
If you don't have time to do it right the first time ,
Where are you going to get the time to do it a second time?

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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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From the fuel manifold there's like a little peep hole it seeps out of but the hole is supposed to be there.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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The diaphragm has a pin hole in it , needs replacing.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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This is what's leaking.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Yep dried out and has a pin hole in it . Not hard to fix just need a few special tools to fix it.
If you don't have time to do it right the first time ,
Where are you going to get the time to do it a second time?

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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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What causes that to happen and what do I need to fix it?
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Just a new diaphragm and we teat them on a flow bench to make sure they shut off clean.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Check this link to see what the inside of the manifold valve looks like. Pretty simple in there.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/100657243@N02/16KXm4

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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Ok so the hole on the housing is supposed to be there but since the diaphragm is messed it's allowing fuel to pass by and leak out?
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Boattrash55 wrote:Ok so the hole on the housing is supposed to be there but since the diaphragm is messed it's allowing fuel to pass by and leak out?
Yep

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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Ok thanks I'll call tom at Schmidt on Monday and see if I can get what I need to fix it thanks guys.
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Boattrash55
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Where can I get the parts close to west palm? I'm having a hard time getting ahold of people at schmidts but it is just after thanksgiving.
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Aircraft Spruce has the part you need, $47 or so a few months ago. Takes five minutes to put it in.
I believe they call it a "fuel manifold diaphragm"

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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Ran down to schmidts on Tuesday and tom took care of it for me ready to ride for the weekend!
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Re: 0470 fuel manifold leaking

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Tom is a super nice guy, always helpful to the airboatering community, glad to hear it's resolved.
Kevin
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