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Unread 12-26-21, 12:41 PM
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Exclamation Sump tank leak

We have the inboard sump tank leaking and I am scratching my head trying to figure how to pull this out does anybody have any tips or tricks on how to get this little booger out? Thank you in advance!
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Unread 12-27-21, 12:28 AM
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If you’re removing any screws from the upper wing panels, be sure to support the wing.
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Unread 12-27-21, 11:05 AM
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I do not have a panel above the sump tank...... the only access panel is on the aux tank. Am I missing something?
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Unread 12-27-21, 03:00 PM
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Looks like aux tank needs to be removed to get to the sump tank.
Here are some photos of the cover removed and applicable pages from service manual.
Pick up a service manual they are very helpful.



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By sump tank are you meaning the one in the bottom of the boom between the Main tanks and Aux tank? That is reachable by removal of a curved plate on the bottom of the boom secured with screws. It will have a scupper drain tube sticking out of it and a water drain valve hole. I have accessed it to service it (but not to remove it). I attached drawing from parts manual to clarify tank nomenclature. Sump tank is #56. As mentioned in the service manual, you will also have to remove the aux tank (and upper inboard wing panels) to finish getting it out. So both bottom boom plate, upper aux wing plates and aux tank require removal to remove the sump.

Or with the language "inboard" are you just talking about the aux tank only? Either way looks like upper inner wing panel and aux tank coming off (as in pictures already supplied).

Those upper wing panel screws like to get frozen/corroded/rusted in place and may have to be drilled out/eased out/soaked in oil, etc. Be sure to support the wing. Upper panels provide tension support for the wing, gone when panels removed.

By the way, devils advocate here, sure it's the sump tank leaking? The mains have rubber hose connecting them that may be of questionable age and condition. Could these have deteriorated and allow fuel to run down the wing to low point which is sump area?

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Unread 12-28-21, 12:01 PM
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First, please provide Model and Year of Skymaster. Any further details would help in determining the exact item you have asked about. Please and Thank You
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