Selecting a single fuel tank above 5000

Selecting a single fuel tank above 5000

As per the POH for my 1961 172b cessna above 5000 it says to go from both tanks to a single left or right tank, can someone please tell me why you must go to a single tank and what could happen if you don't comply with this ?

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Re: Selecting a single fuel tank above 5000

I fly cross countries at 6500 or 7500 feet all the time.  I switch to a single tank once I reach my cuise altitude.  I have flown a number of trips where I did NOT switch and nothing happened.  I don't know why there is a recomendation.

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I have a 1959 Cessna 172 and have had the engine quit three (3) times while flying on a single tank.  To get the engine going again, I switched the fuel selector back to both or the other tank.  It seems to break a vacuumn lock in the fuel system as soon as you select another tank.  The last time it happened I was about 80 Miles west of the Alberquerque VOR in July 2003. (Not a friendly place for survival in the heat).  Needless to say, I don't switch to single tank operation at anytime.  If the fuel burn is uneven, it stays uneven and it will even out when I land and the airplane sits for a while.  I personally know of two other Cesssnas in the San Diego area that have had the same problem happen to them at least one time.

The  recommendation to switch to one tank was Cessnas cure-all for a fuel system problem.  I would personally use it with caution.

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Re: Selecting a single fuel tank above 5000

There was already a thread here about it, check out:

http://www.cessnaowner.org/cgi-bin/phor … amp;t=9904

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