Squawk Box

July 2006 Issue

Squawk Box: 07/06

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.


Cessna Single Engine Airplanes
Fuel Strainer Orientation

The FAA has been advised that some fuel strainer assemblies may have been originally installed or are being put back into service improperly. Cessna single-engine airplanes may have the fuel strainer assembly installed with the fuel flow arrow oriented against the fuel flow path. Although fuel may freely flow, contaminants may not be removed during a normal check of the fuel strainer. The FAA recommends all owners and operators check fuel strainer orientation at the next inspection to ensure pr...

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