Cessna T182T Leaky Fuel Vent, Is this Okay?

Cessna T182T Leaky Fuel Vent, Is this Okay?

I just purchased a 2001 Cessna T182T. I notice that when the tanks are full, that fuel leaks profusely from the vent pipe located at the bottom of the cowling and above the main landing gear. I typically get blue fuel stains on the right side of the wheel pant each time I fill it up. And a few hours later after each flight, there is typically a dried up blue puddle of fuel right under the mouth of the vent.  I am also noticing that the right tank tends to empty out much sooner then the left.

Is this suggestive of a problem?


By the way, I had a pre-buy inspection done on this plane and although the main wheel paint was noted to be filthy, nothing came up regarding this potential problem.

Edited By: ABC123
2012-08-14 11:09:29

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Re: Cessna T182T Leaky Fuel Vent, Is this Okay?

I have a similar issue with my \'04 182. On a recent cold morning there was fuel leaking from a drain on the bottom of the cowl on the right. The A&P took up the floor panel on the right and the drain comes from the fuel pump.  He thought that perhaps the fuel pump impellers were wearing and the pump should be replaced.  I went on my trip. The weather warmed and the leaking stopped. Maybe your fuel pump is bad?

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