INSTALL FORWARD FUEL TANK CELL
Procedure is same to install cell in No.
1 or No. 2 fuel tank pod. Installation
of No. 1 (left) cell is shown here.
Before installing forward fuel tank
check backboard for condition.
Make sure interior of fuel tank pod (1) is free of
Position fuel cell (2) carefully in tank pod (1).
Insert lower portion of cell in pod. Depress top
portion of cell. Position it in and along top portion
of tank pod.
Form cell (2) to fit contour of pod structure (1).
Install bolt (3) and washer (4). Do not tighten
bolt at this time.
Install bolts (5 and 6) and washers (4). Do not
tighten bolts at this time.
Tighten three bolts (3, 5 and 6) in this order.
Coat two packings (7) with petrolatum (E274).
Install packings carefully in annular groove of
flange (8) at each end of tank. Make sure that
packings are not disturbed during positioning of
fuel cell (2) in pod (1).
Align holes (9) in pod (1) with holes (10) in cell
(2). Install eight bolts (11) and washers (12).
Torque bolts to 60 to 80 inch-pounds.