Fuel Pump Overflow


The overflow connection at the engine-driven fuel pump needs to be connected to a tube that exits the cowling.

Without that, as seen here, the pump could potentially drip or leak fuel on top of a hot exhaust pipe, causing a fire.

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Vic Syracuse
Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.


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