Hello out there, my little airline is having issues with fueling our 757's and I was wondering if anyone else's employer is having problems with the 757's.
When fueling the WINGS ONLY, we are having problems with fuel leaking into the center tank sometimes at the rate of 100 pounds a minute. We had manually cycled the center fueling valves to make sure they where closed. This is not a indication problem because after fueling the wings we can pump the fuel out of the center tank, and the level in tank that leaks in goes down as the fuel is pumped
We follow the FIM and measure the shaft on the fueling valve and found it out of limits. One of the aircraft we found the o rings in the center fueling valve completely gone, this airplane was 15 years old, and they where the original valve.
There was an idea that the fueling pressure out of the truck was to high, put after inspection we found that all the trucks where in the limits set by Boeing so it was not a fault of the truck.
So has anyone else out there having this problem?? It seems to be limited to our older aircraft.