DRAINING FUEL TANKS (Sheet 1 of 2)
3/4 in. socket with 1/2 in. drive
12 in. extension with 1/2 in. drive
Grease (Item 37, Appendix D)
Rags (Item 12, Appendix D)
Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks within
Have a manned
area while draining fuel tanks.
fire extinguisher present.
Whenever possible, start draining procedure when minimum amount
of fuel is indicated on fuel level indicator.
Fuel may be drained from both fuel tanks by removing drain plug from
left fuel tank. Some fuel will still be trapped in bottom of fuel tanks
Using socket, remove four screws and
(B) and gasket (C) to underside of
hull (forward of engine compartment
Place container under access opening
to catch draining fuel.
Using extension and ratchet, remove
drain plug (D) and allow fuel to drain.
About 8 gallons will remain in fuel
Discard drained fuel.
Go on to Sheet 2