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RE: RG hydraulic lines.
Mel, I bought my teflon brake lines at
SACRAMENTO SKY RANCH
6622 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
the price was good and the service was excellent - and fast. Check out
their web site, it does a great job of explaining hoses.
San Jose, Ca
Sent: 8/17/98 3:34 PM
Subject: RG hydraulic lines.
I made the first attempt to retract the landing gear today and
could be better. As soon as the nose gear started up and the main gear
center unlocked I turned off the pump to check for leaks. Two of the
lines were leaking at the coupling. The pressure gauge had not yet
to 2000 psi. I called a hydraulic shop in Phoenix and talked to the
about it and he said that rubber lines only have a usefull life of about
years. I know that the lines twisted some when I installed the
they are already 5 1/2 years old (I'm slow).
The shop will make up a set of steel braided teflon lines for about
including tax and that's less than doing it yourself as their machine
on less costly fittings. New rubber lines to use my original fittings
$40. Comments please and/or a source for lower cost teflon lines.
Also, if your lines are a few years old you might consider having
pressure tested. I didn't enjoy pulling out the nose gear assembly
cleaning up the mess.
Mel Bina STD RG