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Offline Bruce Hughes

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Oil filler tube on Longeze
« on: March 07, 2007, 11:50:01 AM »
I have the usual oil filler tube:  Cut down to required length and patched
with fiberglass.

Once I bumped the top and got the top part loose.   Currently I have the
engine off so this is the time to fix it.

I found that Lycoming has the correct length in stock.   So I ordered one.


The GOOD NEWS:
It IS the right length, without cutting and fixing.

The BAD NEWS:
This filler tube is the "thermos bottle" type, i. e. it has no threads and
requires a different dipstick (more cost)

Somewhere I have a list of the aircraft that use the thermos bottle
dipstick.   Have misplaced it.

I don't know whether to try to repair the filler tube that I have or
get a dipstick of the other type.

Does anyone know of any problem related to the thermos bottle type?

Does anyone know what aircraft uses the type?

Thanks for any information.

Bruce Hughes
Yelm, WA
Longeze N199BH
retired
taught at Maui Community College