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Adam Frisch

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Fuel bladder cost?
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:36:37 am »
Gonna have to replace my outboard fuel bladders, most likely (unless it's just the interconnect tubes that are not connected properly). What am I looking at for average bladder?
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Jfelipe.rojasr

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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 05:05:58 pm »
Adam

I just quote some outboard bladders couple months ago, prices were from $2,700 to $3,000 USD depending on the location of the supplier. I quoted with BYERLY Aviation and AERO AIR.

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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 08:40:23 pm »
Whatever the price, ugh, what a sucky job to do; I helped Morris replace some back in the day (mid-late 80's) on a 690 and because I was younger, more limber and weighed ~80 lbs less I was the best candidate for the "grunt work" of the job. My arms were sore for days after that job having to squeeze in those inspection/access ports.

In reality, $3k doesn't really sound that bad (not sure about the install cost though).

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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 03:41:16 pm »
Ouch. Is about 6 of them, so it adds up.... :(
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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 01:21:50 am »
Yeah, didn't think about the multiplier of # of bladders. There are "a few" aren't there...

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Jfelipe.rojasr

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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 08:24:42 am »
Plus, gaskets if you need to change some and it is the time to change the rigid foam that Twin Commander sale them only in 32 sq ft.. and price is around $3,680 USD


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P/N 9504-1 QTY: 1 NEW (32 sqft 2.9 m2)

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Jeff Johnson

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Re: Fuel bladder cost?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 07:02:40 pm »
Now your just rubbing it in....

Adam, so sorry about your troubles.  :'(